Tag Archives: Vice Adm. John Nowell

Nowell: Navy's Fully Digital Recruiting Outreach Helped Achieve Service's Goals Despite Pandemic

Nowell: Navy’s Fully Digital Recruiting Outreach Helped Achieve Service’s Goals Despite Pandemic

In support of Navy Promotional Day at John Jay High School, brothers Navy Counselor 1st Class Chris Thomas (left) and Master-at-Arms 2nd Class William Thomas (left center), of San Antonio, assigned to Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) San Antonio, revisited their alma mater to speak with students about Navy careers. The purpose of a NPD is to build and sustain strategic networks with high schools, universities and colleges. US Navy Photo

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

Task Force One Navy Issues More than 50 Recommendations to Improve Diversity in the Service

Task Force One Navy Issues More than 50 Recommendations to Improve Diversity in the Service

Airman Joshua Dick, from Wichita, Kansas, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Jared Shirley, from Jonesborough, Ark., perform maintenance on a Mark 38 gun aboard USS America (LHA-6) on Jan. 16, 2021. US Navy Photo

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

Navy Retools COVID Rules for Ships After 6 Months of Practice

Navy Retools COVID Rules for Ships After 6 Months of Practice

Chief Quartermaster David Weathers from Hines, Ore., assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), stands watch in the pilothouse during a replenishment-at-sea on Sept. 29, 2020. US Navy Photo

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 ‘Very Concerned’ With Military Suicide Trends; Effect of Pandemic on 2020 Rates Unclear

Pentagon ‘Very Concerned’ With Military Suicide Trends; Effect of Pandemic on 2020 Rates Unclear

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) sing the Navy Hymn during a memorial service for Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Robert “Bobby” John Bartulewicz III on July 14, 2019. US Navy Photo

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

Nowell: Navy Wants Diverse Recruits In All Career Fields to Lead to More Diverse Leadership

Nowell: Navy Wants Diverse Recruits In All Career Fields to Lead to More Diverse Leadership

Sailors assigned to the command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) salute while manning the rails as the ship gets underway from Gaeta, Italy, on May 18, 2020. US Navy Photo

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

Navy Physical Fitness Assessments to Resume in January

Navy Physical Fitness Assessments to Resume in January

Chief Navy Career Counselor Vladimir Ariasmartinez motivates recruits as they perform the 1.5-mile run portion of their final physical fitness assessment inside Freedom Hall at Recruit Training Command. US Navy Photo

The Navy plans to start conducting its physical fitness assessments (PFA) again next year after canceling the last two rounds of evaluations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the chief of naval personnel. Read More

Navy Creates 'Task Force One Navy' to Address Implicit Bias, Systemic Racism in the Ranks

Navy Creates ‘Task Force One Navy’ to Address Implicit Bias, Systemic Racism in the Ranks

Recruits from Division 304 prepare to march Sept. 14, 2017 at Recruit Training Command. US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy’s enlisted corps is 20 percent black – higher than the representation in the U.S. population of 13 percent. But black personnel make up just 8 to 9 percent of the service’s officer corps, and that is one of the many reasons the service established Task Force One Navy, its latest effort to address racism, sexism and other biases, according to Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John Nowell. Read More