Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly is canceling review boards for three SEAL officers that could have stripped them of their special operations status, according to a late Wednesday statement provided to USNI News. Read More
The secretary of defense asked Richard V. Spencer to step down as the Secretary of the Navy after Spencer proposed a deal to the White House that would guarantee Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Gallagher would retire as a SEAL, despite public statements affirming he would let the process dictate the outcome, according to a late Sunday Pentagon statement. Read More
This post has been updated with additional comments from the Navy and SECNAV Spencer.
Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer denied he threatened to resign his office over President Trump’s intervention into a Naval Special Warfare Command review board that could strip SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher of his Naval Special Warfare rating. Read More
This post has been updated with a statement from Navy spokesman Rear Adm. Charlie Brown.
President Trump told the Navy not to continue with a review board that could have stripped SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher of his Naval Special Warfare designation ahead of his planned retirement via a Thursday morning tweet. Read More
The following is the July 25, 2019 letter from Naval Special Warfare commander Rear Adm. Collin Green to the members of Naval Special Warfare command. Read More
The Navy announced its new picks for the service’s special operations and military sealift commands. Read More