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SECNAV Strategic Review Will Question Fleet Organization, XO-CO Fleet-Up Model

SECNAV Strategic Review Will Question Fleet Organization, XO-CO Fleet-Up Model

Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer testifying before the Senate Armed Service Committee on Sept. 19. US Navy Photo

CAPITOL HILL – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer’s strategic study in the wake of two deadly collisions at sea this year intends to question everything the Navy does – how missions are tasked to ships, whether the service still needs its five numbered fleets, the relationship between the East Coast and West Coast fleets, and more – the secretary told USNI News today after testifying to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Read More

Colleagues: SECNAV Spencer Isn't Afraid of Questioning Status Quo

Colleagues: SECNAV Spencer Isn’t Afraid of Questioning Status Quo

Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer. US Navy photo.

Richard V. Spencer isn’t afraid to question popular wisdom in search of a better answer.

For months before the new Secretary of the Navy’s confirmation hearing, Capitol Hill had been abuzz with talk of the Navy growing to 355 ships – a number that, if not set in stone, was at least put in pending legislation.

Yet during his July Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing, in his first opportunity to publicly weigh in on the future of the Navy, Spencer told the panel he questioned that fundamental tenet of the Navy’s plan to expand. Read More