Lance Cpl. Nathan Rhodes, a Marine assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48), shows Rear Adm. John B. Nowell, then commander Task Force (CTF) 76, how to open the hatch of an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV). US Marine Corps photo
The Navy’s director of military personnel plans and policy, Rear Adm. John Nowell, Jr., has been nominated to become the next chief of naval personnel (N1), USNI News has learned. Read More
Sailors aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), in Yokosuka, Japan, participate in the Navy-wide E-6 advancement examination in September 2018. U.S. Navy photo
Roughly a third of active duty sailors will be part of a pilot program testing the Navy’s new system intended to cut down on paperwork and errors associated with the Enlisted Advancement Worksheets (EAW). Read More
The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN-717) on March 16, 2018. US Navy Photo
The Navy will begin offering large bonuses to senior captains in the submarine community – worth up to $180,000 in some cases – in Fiscal Year 2019 to boost retention.
Fleet Master Chief Russell L. Smith. US Navy Photo
Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith was named the 15th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON), a position he’s held temporarily since June when former Master Chief Steven Giordano abruptly resigned.
NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY ARLINGTON, Va. — With the aim of keeping only the best leaders, the Navy plans to force into retirement senior active duty commanders and captains found to have poor on-the-job performance, the head of Navy personnel told USNI News this week.
Senior Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) Brady Carmack instructs Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57) during engineer training drills, Oct. 3, 2017. US Navy photo.
In an attempt to retain vital enlisted personnel expertise in engineering, training and aircraft maintenance, the Navy is starting a pilot program that temporarily promotes sailors to senior and master chief ranks.
Sailors stand watch in the Fleet Operations Center at the headquarters of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet.
After a 44-year absence, the rank of warrant officer-1 will return to the Navy in 2019 for cyber specialists, a move signifying the great lengths the service must take to retain talent and fill leadership roles in an increasingly tight labor market.
Recruits from Recruit Training Command at Naval Station Great Lakes prepare to parade the state flags of the U.S. for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games. US Navy Photo
Recent challenges to Navy recruiting and retention have left the sea service 11,000 sailors short of its required manpower level in the short term, and about 50,000 sailors short of the estimated force needed to crew a 355-ship fleet. Read More
Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran is piped aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) in San Diego on Jan. 7, 2016, where he held an all hands call during his first stop on a Pacific Fleet tour. US Navy photo.
Adm. Bill Moran became the 39th vice chief of naval operations today in an informal change of office ceremony at the Pentagon. Read More
The following are the slides from Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran’s Surface Navy Association 2015 symposium presentation on Jan. 14, 2014. Read More