The following is the Aug. 26, 2019, report from the Defense Department Inspector General on former Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran. Moran was confirmed to serve as the next chief of naval operations but instead retired amid this DoD IG investigation. Read More
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SECNAV Spencer Expanding JAG Review to Include Marine Legal Community
THE PENTAGON – A review of the Department of the Navy’s legal system has expanded to include the Marine legal community, according to a memo from Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer obtained by USNI News. Read More
Inhofe Takes Aim at Ford-Carrier Program Failures; CNO Nominee Gilday Promises Navy Will Do Better
This post has been updated to include additional information from the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
CAPITOL HILL – Vice Adm. Michael Gilday promised the Senate Armed Services Committee that, if he were confirmed to serve as the next chief of naval operations, he would be transparent about ongoing challenges with the first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) and ensure that other new programs like the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine avoid the same pitfalls. Read More
Navy Commissions Destroyer USS Paul Ignatius
The newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117), joined the fleet over the weekend in a commissioning ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Esper Officially Nominated to Lead Pentagon; SECNAV Spencer Now Acting SECDEF
Acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was officially nominated Monday afternoon to assume the role permanently, setting off a chain reaction of position shifts inside the Pentagon’s civilian leadership.
VIDEO: Newest Littoral Combat Ship Christened Saturday
The Navy christened its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS-21) at a ceremony in Marinette, Wis., on Saturday. Read More
Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield First Woman To Lead Naval War College
Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield was selected to become the new president of the Naval War College, the first woman to lead the 135-year-old institution.
Study Says Navy Logistics Fleet Would Fall Short in High-End Fight
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy is struggling to find support to buy new logistics ships, even as a new study finds the Navy’s current plans to recapitalize that logistics fleet are insufficient to support distributed operations in a high-end fight against China or Russia. Read More
SECNAV Censures 2 Captains as Part of ‘Fat Leonard’ Investigation
The Secretary of the Navy administratively punished a senior captain described as a linchpin in a corruption scandal that defrauded the U.S. government of more than $34.8 million and ensnared dozens of commanders and officials in the bribery and fraud investigation, according to letters obtained by USNI News. Read More
Pentagon Seeking Potential Replacements for Turkish F-35 Parts
THE PENTAGON — The Defense Department is seeking alternate suppliers for parts of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter currently provided by Turkish companies, as Turkey’s pursuit of a Russian air defense system threatens its continued participation in the jet program. Read More