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Trump Tells US Naval Academy Class Of 2018: Dominate The Sea

Trump Tells US Naval Academy Class Of 2018: Dominate The Sea

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation over the United States Naval Academy 2018 Graduation Day and Commissioning Ceremony at Navy-Marine Corp. Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. US Navy photo.

President Donald Trump congratulated the U.S. Naval Academy class of 2018 as they were commissioned Friday as Navy ensigns and Marine Corps second lieutenants.

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Rep. Wittman Pushing Trio of U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Community Reforms

Rep. Wittman Pushing Trio of U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Community Reforms

Students at Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) train on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Full Mission Bridge (FMB) simulator in 2016. US Navy Photo

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) is pushing a trio of legislative reform efforts to professionalize surface warfare officer training and simplify command and control for forward forces in an effort to prevent avoidable mishaps like the two fatal collisions the U.S. Navy suffered in 2017. Read More

Navy Leaders See Possible Path to 355 Ships by the 2030s

Navy Leaders See Possible Path to 355 Ships by the 2030s

Streamers mix with falling snow during the christening of guided-missile destroyer Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) at the Bath Iron Works shipyard on April 1, 2017 in Bath, Maine. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If Congress is willing to pay for it, Navy leaders think they could get to a 355-ship Navy by the 2030s. Read More

Wicker, McCain Introduce Surface Navy Reform Bill

Wicker, McCain Introduce Surface Navy Reform Bill

A wave crashes over the forecastle of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG-64) while underway in the Mediterranean Sea on Jan. 22, 2018. US Navy Photo

Two top Senate Armed Services Committee Republicans have introduced legislation that covers a wide swath of Navy-suggested reforms for the surface forces. Read More

Senior Leaders Taking First Steps in Long Road to Reform Surface Navy

Senior Leaders Taking First Steps in Long Road to Reform Surface Navy

Adm. Bill Moran, the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, speaks with sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73). US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON — Senior leaders in the Navy still have more questions than answers as they move to methodically and deliberately alter the way the surface forces do business in what could be a years-long process of evaluations and reforms. Read More

Navy's Top Weapons Buyer Geurts Spells Out Acquisition Philosophy

Navy’s Top Weapons Buyer Geurts Spells Out Acquisition Philosophy

Streamers mix with falling snow during the christening of the future guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) at the Bath Iron Works shipyard Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Bath, Maine. US Navy photo.


ARLINGTON, Va. – The Navy’s top weapons buyer wants to speed-up purchases, including finding ways to squeeze cost and time-saving efficiencies out of large programs.
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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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Top Stories 2017: New Administration

Top Stories 2017: New Administration

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, right, talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, at Lincoln Financial Field prior to the Army-Navy football game on Dec. 9, 2017. US Navy photo.

USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2017.

The following is part of a series. Please also see Top Stories 2017: Navy AcquisitionInternational AcquisitionNavy OperationsMarine Corps OperationsMarine Corps and Coast Guard Acquisition and International Operations

2017 saw a changeover in Navy and Defense Department leadership after the 2016 elections. Both departments had to contend with awaiting the nomination and confirmation of new leaders, beginning to implement new priorities, and trying to do so in the midst of continuing resolutions coming out of Congress that have made it more challenging to begin to shift spending patterns. Read More

James 'Hondo' Geurts Sworn In As Navy Acquisition Chief

James ‘Hondo’ Geurts Sworn In As Navy Acquisition Chief

 

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer swears in James “Hondo” Geurts as as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition.

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer swore in James Geurts Tuesday morning to be the new Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition.

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Thomas Modly Sworn In as Under Secretary of the Navy

Thomas Modly Sworn In as Under Secretary of the Navy

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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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