Tag Archives: Vice Adm. John Nowell

Navy Offering Delayed Retirements, Separations to Help Maintain Readiness During Pandemic

Navy Offering Delayed Retirements, Separations to Help Maintain Readiness During Pandemic

Cmdr. Samuel Young and his flagmen conduct a passing of the flag ceremony for his retirement. Cmdr. Young is retiring as the Future Operations Officer for Carrier Strike Group Two. Navy Photo

To maintain fleet readiness during COVID-19-related training and movement restrictions, Navy officials are allowing officers and enlisted sailors to delay pending retirements and separations for up to a year. At the same time, the service is also welcoming back to active duty recently departed personnel.

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Navy Eases Grooming Standards Over Coronavirus Concerns; Selection Boards, Graduation Ceremonies Suspended Indefinitely

Navy Eases Grooming Standards Over Coronavirus Concerns; Selection Boards, Graduation Ceremonies Suspended Indefinitely

Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Nicholas Hall, left, from West Helena, Ark., cuts the hair of Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Shawn Nelson, from St. Joseph, Mich., in the barbershop aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) in the Red Sea on April 18, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Navy is relaxing grooming standards as the service tries to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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Navy Wants Small Bump in End Strength; Marines Shrink Slightly

Navy Wants Small Bump in End Strength; Marines Shrink Slightly

Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) embark the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3). Navy photo

The Navy is asking for a modest increase in force size for Fiscal Year 2021 while the Marine Corps is asking for a small reduction, according to the Department of the Navy’s budget request. Read More

Navy Maintains Increased Meritorious Advancement Quotas for Petty Officer First Class

Navy Maintains Increased Meritorious Advancement Quotas for Petty Officer First Class

Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, frocks Operations Specialist 2nd Class Zabribna Weddle to 1st Class Petty Officer under the Navy’s meritorious advancement program at Naval Support Activity Naples, Nov. 22, 2019. Navy photo

This post was updated with additional information about the Navy’s Advancement-to-Position program and Meritorious Advancement Program.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has a finite amount of money for retaining experienced enlisted sailors, so to ensure proper ship staffing, the service is increasing the number of meritorious promotions to petty officer first class.

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Navy Hits 2019 Enlisted Sailor Retention Targets

Navy Hits 2019 Enlisted Sailor Retention Targets

Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Samantha Geesling, right, from El Paso, Texas, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN-78) engineering department, recites the oath of enlistment administered by Lt. Rodney Curry, Ford’s repair officer, in one of Ford’s damage control repair stations. US Navy photo

The Navy hit its 2019 retention goals for early and mid-career sailors, in large part because of what the top enlisted sailor at Naval Personnel Command called a culture shift. Read More

New Navy Enlisted Online Detailing Program is Live for 277K Sailors

New Navy Enlisted Online Detailing Program is Live for 277K Sailors

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG-91) wave to sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) after completing a fueling at sea on Dec. 6, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Navy launched a new online detailing program to bring more transparency, choice and control to the process that places the service’s more than 277,000 enlisted sailors in their next billets, officials told USNI News. Read More

Vice. Adm. John Nowell Sworn In As New CNP

Vice. Adm. John Nowell Sworn In As New CNP

Rear Adm. John B. Nowell (right) is promoted to the rank of vice admiral by Rear Adm. Jamie Sands during a ceremony at the Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall at Naval Station Great Lakes. Navy Photo

Vice Adm. John Nowell was sworn in as the 59th Chief of Naval Personnel last week, taking charge of a community amid a dramatic recruitment and retention push.

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