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Under Secretary of the Navy Modly Wants a Navy, Marine Corps Eager to Learn

Under Secretary of the Navy Modly Wants a Navy, Marine Corps Eager to Learn

Undersecretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly, right, shakes hands with Master Chief Joe Hernandez, command master chief of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, center, as he concludes his visit to the squadron on Dec. 13, 2017. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to include a link to Secretary Modly’s full remarks, which can also be found here.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. –– Ex Scientia Tridens, U.S. Naval Academy motto, roughly translates to Through Knowledge, Sea Power and appears to be the core of how Tom Modly is approaching his new role as Under Secretary of the Navy.

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Two Sailors Honored for Bravery 76 Years After Pearl Harbor Attack

Two Sailors Honored for Bravery 76 Years After Pearl Harbor Attack

Aerial photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Battleship row is seen near the top, with, from left to right, USS Nevada (BB-36); USS Arizona (BB-39) with USS Vestal (AR-4) outboard; USS Tennessee (BB-43) with USS West Virginia (BB-48) outboard; USS Maryland (BB-46) with USS Oklahoma (BB-37) outboard; USS Neosho (AO-23) and USS California (BB-44). National Archives Photo

On the 76th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the Navy is posthumously honoring two sailors from USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and USS Vestal (AR-4) for bravery.

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SECNAV Spencer Signals Vision for Future Navy and Industry Partnerships

SECNAV Spencer Signals Vision for Future Navy and Industry Partnerships

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, standing second from right, views a static display at a technology exposition during the 2017 Marine Corps General Officer Symposium. (Photo by U.S. Navy)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Fast and frugal,” is how Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer described the way he envisions establishing a long-term spending process to acquire new technologies and expand the fleet size. Read More

Thomas Modly Sworn In as Under Secretary of the Navy

Thomas Modly Sworn In as Under Secretary of the Navy

Thomas Modly, as Managing Director, Global Government and Public Services PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

This post has been corrected to indicate planned Navy acquisition chief James Geurts will be sworn in later this week not confirmed. He was confirmed by the Senate last month.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thomas Modly is now the Under Secretary of the Navy following an early Monday morning ceremony.

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SECNAV Spencer Launches Independent Surface Incident Investigation

SECNAV Spencer Launches Independent Surface Incident Investigation

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer delivers remarks at a dinner hosted by The National Association of Destroyer Veterans on Aug. 23, 2017. US Navy Photo

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has launched a civilian-led review to run parallel to the military investigation into the underlying reasons behind a string of surface navy incidents that have resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors and hundreds of millions in damages, according to a Sept. 1 memo launching the effort obtained by USNI News. 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