The following is the Feb. 29, 2016 Medal of Honor award ceremony for Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. who won the award during actions he took in a hostage rescue in 2012. Read More
The following is a Feb. 26, 2016 U.S. Navy video of Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. describing the actions that led to his recommendation for the Medal of Honor — to be presented to Byers by President Obama on Feb. 29. Read More
The following is the Nov. 19, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The following is the June 12, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The defense authorization bill the House will debate this week includes a provision from a congressman and retired Navy SEAL that prevents the Navy from disestablishing Helicopter Sea Combat Squadrons 84 and 85. Read More
The following is the April 9, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Navy identified the sailor who died Wednesday in a parachute training mishap as Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class (SEAL) Jason Kortz, 29, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., officials announced Thursday. Read More
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A sailor assigned to a naval special warfare unit died from injuries during a parachute training jump Wednesday in South California, Naval Special Warfare Group 1 officials said in a brief statement. Read More
This post has been updated to include additional comments from U.S. Special Operations Command, Pacific.
The U.S. special operations mission to help the Philippine military to fight Islamic militants is coming to a close, U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) officials told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
Employee retention is very much on the mind of the man whom a civilian organizational chart would label as the U.S. Navy’s head of human resources.
Vice Adm. Bill Moran— Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (N1)—in his 15 months on the job has seen signs of a looming sailor exodus that could be on par to retention woes following the Cold War and just before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Read More