ARLINGTON, Va.– Great power competition with China and Russia is more protracted than ever and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said the Navy must continue to adapt to the challenge.
THE PENTAGON — Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard took over as the commander of U.S. submarine forces during a change of command ceremony held aboard the Virginia-class-attack submarine USS Washington (SSN-787) on Saturday. Read More
This post has been updated to clarify a provision that would change the timing of a warship’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) inspection. The bill calls for “minimal notice” for INSURVs, not “no notice.”
The Senate and House armed services committees agreed on several major reforms to Navy’s surface forces as part of the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act in reaction to the two fatal collisions of warships in the Western Pacific. Read More
The chief of naval operations assigned Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith to temporarily serve as the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) until a permanent replacement can be found for the previous MCPON, who resigned yesterday amid claims he had created a toxic work environment.
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano announced his retirement amidst a Navy inspector general investigation into alleged workplace misconduct, according to a late Thursday statement. Read More
The Navy has launched an investigation into the service’s senior enlisted advisor over complaints he created a difficult working environment for his staff, USNI News has learned. Read More
The following is the June 6, 2018 Government Accountability Office report Navy Shipbuilding Past Performance Provides Valuable Lessons for Future Investments. Read More
While in Hawaii celebrating a change of U.S. military leadership in the Pacific, top Pentagon officials stood in the spotlight told other regional powers that U.S. focus on this part of the world hasn’t wavered but sharpened.
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The Secretary of the Navy has decided the former head of U.S. surface forces will retire as a two-star rear admiral not a three-star vice admiral, according to two sources familiar with the decision. Read More