Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet aboard USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) on Oct. 24, 2018. US Navy Photo
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Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney, commander of U.S. 5th Fleet, was found dead in his quarters in Bahrain on Saturday, according to a statement from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. Read More
Vice Adm. Scott Stearney (left) relieves Vice Adm. John Aquilino (right) as commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces during a change of command ceremony held aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain on May 6, 2018. Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command (background), spoke at the ceremony. US Navy photo.
Vice Adm. Scott Stearney relieved Vice Adm. John Aquilino as commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. 5th Fleet in a May 6 ceremony in Manama, Bahrain. Read More
Rear Adm. Scott A Stearney
The Pentagon announced on Thursday the next candidate to lead U.S. 5th Fleet and naval forces in the Middle East.
Adm. Harry B. Harris, commander, U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), provides U.S. Naval War College students, staff and faculty with an overview of the PACOM theatre during a visit to the college on April 28, 2017. US Navy Photo
THE PENTAGON — The head of U.S. forces in the Pacific has been put forth as the Trump administration’s pick to be the next U.S. ambassador to Australia, The White House announced on Friday. Read More
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Operations, Plans and Strategy) Vice Adm. John Aquilino speaks with international students from the Navy Command College (NCC) on April 21, 2017. US Navy photo.
The Navy announced several major staffing changes, including nominating two new numbered fleet commanders and two new appointments on the chief of naval operations’ staff. Read More
THE PENTAGON – This week the heads of more than one hundred navies will descend on a small town in Rhode Island to talk the ins and outs of maritime security. Read More