The admiral in charge of the Pentagon’s joint force development office has been nominated to lead U.S. naval forces in Europe and Africa, according to a Wednesday announcement from the Department of Defense. Read More
A career surface warfare officer has been tapped to serve as the second highest-ranking officer in the Navy and the second female four-star in the service’s history, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday. Read More
The Navy has 5,000 to 6,000 gaps for sailors at-sea billets, the service’s senior personnel officer told a House panel on Tuesday. Read More
This story has been updated with additional information about the Navy vaccine mandate.
All active-duty Navy personnel must be vaccinated by Nov. 28 or face separation, according to a Navy administrative message released Wednesday. Read More
Due to an error on the Senate website, a prior version of this story included information from Vice Adm. John Nowell’s 2020 testimony. The story has been updated to reflect his testimony for 2021.
The Navy’s commitment to nearly fully digital recruiting outreach paid off in meeting its 37,000-accession mission for active-duty sailors and officers despite the impact of COVID-19, the service’s personnel chief testified to Congress Wednesday. Read More
The task force designated to find improvements in how the Navy thinks about diversity rolled out more than 50 recommendations on how to make the service fairer and more inclusive in a report released on Wednesday. Read More
The following is the Department of Defense Board on Diversity and Inclusion Report: Recommendations to Improve Racial and Ethnic Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Military that was released on Dec. 18, 2020. Read More
The Navy released the third iteration of its guidance on how to continue operating a global navy in the midst of a global pandemic. Read More
Pentagon leaders are expressing new concern regarding the rate of suicide in active-duty service members, as the Department of Defense has seen a steady rise in cases over the last five years. Read More
The chief of naval personnel said the Navy is looking at not only how much diversity is coming in the front door during recruiting but also what career fields those sailors from underrepresented groups are choosing – with concerns that women and minorities are ending up in communities with few or no opportunities to rise through the ranks to flag officer. Read More