Tag Archives: Defense Secretary Ash Carter

NSA Chief Adm. Mike Rogers Expected to Retire this Spring; Leaves Complicated Legacy

NSA Chief Adm. Mike Rogers Expected to Retire this Spring; Leaves Complicated Legacy

Then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter walks with Adm. Mike Rogers after landing at Fort Meade, Md., for a visit in March 2015. DoD photo.

The search is on for a replacement for Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency and the last Obama intelligence appointee remaining in the Trump administration. Rogers is expected to retire this spring after an eventful – and often controversial – four years. Read More

Mabus: Next Administration Will Have Final Say On Littoral Combat Ship Totals

Mabus: Next Administration Will Have Final Say On Littoral Combat Ship Totals

Littoral Combat Ships USS Freedom (LCS-1) and USS Coronado (LCS-4) sit at the pier at Naval Station San Diego on Feb. 17, 2016. USNI News photo.

Littoral Combat Ships USS Freedom (LCS-1) and USS Coronado (LCS-4) sit at the pier at Naval Station San Diego on Feb. 17, 2016. USNI News photo.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus raised the possibility of a restored Littoral Combat Ship /Frigate program, noting for the first time publicly that the next administration – not this one – will make the final decision about how many small surface combatants to buy. Read More

Timeline: Women In Combat Roles

Timeline: Women In Combat Roles

A female Marine participates in Infantry training in 2013. US Marine Corps photo

A female Marine participates in Infantry training in 2013. US Marine Corps photo

The Marine Corps has recommended that women be excluded from some combat jobs, according to a report from The Associated Press. Any exclusion is at odds with the stated position of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus – who will make a recommendation to the defense secretary on behalf of the Navy and Marine Corps – that women should be allowed to compete for any job. Read More

Richardson Becomes New Chief of Naval Operations; Greenert Retires After 40 Years

Richardson Becomes New Chief of Naval Operations; Greenert Retires After 40 Years

Outgoing Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, left, and incoming CNO Adm. John Richardson, right, congratulate each other during the change of command ceremony. USNI News photo.

Outgoing Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, left, and incoming CNO Adm. John Richardson, right, congratulate each other during the change of command ceremony. USNI News photo.

Adm. John Richardson took the helm of the U.S. Navy from former chief of naval operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert in a change of command and retirement ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy Friday. Read More