Adm. Lisa Franchetti assumed the duties of vice chief of naval operations on Friday, as she takes over the role from Adm. William Lescher, who is set to retire.
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
After less than two months on the job, the head of the Navy’s warfighting development office has been nominated for a new role on the Joint Staff, USNI News has learned. Read More
This post has been updated to correct that Vice Adm. Franchetti is the first woman to command 6th Fleet, not any numbered fleet.
In a ceremony in Naples, Italy, that had guests and side boys spaced six feet apart in their dress whites, Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti today turned over command of U.S. 6th Fleet, ending a historic posting as the first woman to lead that numbered fleet. Read More
The Navy and its NATO allies and partners are underway for the 49th iteration of the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise – which this year will focus on naval warfare at sea, partly by design and partly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
The Navy announced several new assignments for its top officers, the first public announcement of its kind since December 2018, when the service stopped announcing senior flag moves in the name of cybersecurity. Read More
The U.S. Navy surface force is operating in the Barents Sea for the first time since the Cold War, further expanding its portfolio of Arctic operations by aircraft carriers and surface combatants in the past two years. Read More
Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) is operating in the Black Sea as part of the Navy’s ongoing presence operation in the region, Turkey-based ship spotters posted on social media on Saturday. Read More
Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) left the Black Sea after an eight-day patrol and visits to Romania and Bulgaria. Read More
Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) entered the Black Sea on Thursday and is the sixth U.S. ship to operate in the region this year. Read More