U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students participate in a capstone wargame on May 5, 2017. Students were divided into two groups and assigned to specific nations within a blue and gold coalition. The game allows the students to put the theories of operational planning they have learned at NWC into practical use, focusing on the application of military power where the blue team plays against the gold team. This is the first year the game has migrated from a paper board game to a fully functional computer application with touch screen technology that allows multiple people to play simultaneously. US Navy photo.
The Navy today released details on its new Director of Warfighter Development (OPNAV N7) office that was quietly stood up in the fall, laying out how the new organization will develop and disseminate naval strategy. Read More
Top Row (left to right): Vice Adm. William Lescher, Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, Rear Adm. Gene Black Bottom Row (left to right): Rear Adm. Kenneth Whitesell, Rear Adm. Yancy Lindsey, Rear Adm. John Mustin
The Navy announced several new assignments for its top officers, the first public announcement of its kind since December 2018, when the service stopped announcing senior flag moves in the name of cybersecurity. Read More
Vice Adm. Stuart Munsch
This post was updated with the correct date of Vice Adm. Stuart Munsch’s Senate confirmation.
Vice Adm. Stuart Munsch was quietly put in charge of the Navy’s newly formed warfighting development directorate late last month, several Navy officials confirmed to USNI News.
Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 5, fast rope from an MH-60S Knight Hawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 12 in 2018. US Navy Photo
THE PENTAGON – The Navy has a good idea of how to fight a high-end war, but how to handle aggression short of conflict will take some more thought. Read More