The senators from Connecticut sent a letter to Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, urging him to examine the conditions aboard USS George Washington (CVN-73) after a string of suicides raised concerns about the extended overhaul period and availability of mental health services.
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Report on Military Personnel Issues before Congress
The following is the Sept. 18, 2020 Congressional Research Service report, FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues. Read More
Senate Confirms Kenneth Braithwaite to Serve as Next Navy Secretary
The Senate confirmed Kenneth Braithwaite to serve as the next secretary of the Navy, following the November departure of the last confirmed secretary of the sea services. Read More
U.S. Defense Budget, Budget Control Act : Frequently Asked Questions
The following is the Sept. 30, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Defense Budget and the Budget Control Act: Frequently Asked Questions. Read More
Report to Congress on Foreign Arms Sales
The following is the Aug. 14, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Arms Sales: Congressional Review Process. Read More
SOUTHCOM CO: China’s Influence Growing in Western Hemisphere
China’s soft power moves in the Western Hemisphere – from building ports to sharing information on space and offering wireless 5G technologies – “have hard aims” with military implications that are drawing increased attention in Washington, the admiral in charge of U.S. Southern Command told a Senate panel on Tuesday. Read More
Report to Congress on Foreign Military Sales
The following is the April 2, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Arms Sales: Congressional Review Process. Read More
Senate Confirms 22 Captains for Promotion to Rear Admiral
The Senate confirmed 22 Navy captains for promotion to rear admiral last week, according to two separate notifications posted on the Senate Armed Services Committee website. Read More
SECNAV Spencer Censures Retired Admiral, 2 Other Officers in Ongoing ‘Fat Leonard’ Case
This post has been updated to include the letters of censure for Wren, Conroy and Johnson.
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has issued letters of censure to a retired admiral and two other senior officers who the service says accepted gifts and had an inappropriate relationship with Leonard ‘Fat Leonard’ Francis and the Glenn Defense Marine Asia company, USNI News has learned. Read More
Retired Admiral Censured in Ongoing ‘Fat Leonard’ Investigation
THE PENTAGON - Now-retired Rear Adm. Kenneth Norton received a letter of censure from Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer Wednesday following a review of his interactions with Glenn Defense Marine Asia – the so-called “Fat Leonard” investigation.