The Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. David Berger to serve as the next commandant of the Marine Corps following a hold from Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska). Read More
Tag Archives: Vice Adm. Robert Burke
Vice. Adm. John Nowell Sworn In As New CNP
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.
Moran, Burke Confirmed as Next CNO, VCNO; Alaska Senator Holds Up Berger Confirmation as Commandant
The Senate confirmed Adm. Bill Moran to serve as the next chief of naval operations and Vice Adm. Robert Burke to serve as the next vice chief of naval operations, in a Thursday vote. Read More
Rep. Elaine Luria, Retired Navy Commander and Freshman Lawmaker, On Her First Months in Congress
CAPITOL HILL — Many House Armed Services Committee members speak from some kind of experience: they have a military base or major defense contractor in their district, or they or a family member have prior military service.
Freshman Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) has all of the above. Read More
Navy Must Retain 80 Percent of First-Term Sailors Annually to Grow Fleet
This post was updated with additional re-enlistment information.
The Navy needs to retain for the foreseeable future close to 80 percent of its first-term sailors reaching the end of their initial enlistment contracts if it hopes to meet staffing requirements of its growing fleet, the service’s personnel chief told lawmakers on Thursday.
Senate Panel Pushes Navy, Marine Corps to Fix Base Housing Problems
The chairman of a Senate panel overseeing military personnel pushed the Navy and Marines to fix ongoing military housing problems that include black mold and sewage backing up into base housing. Read More
Navy Stopped Publicly Announcing Flag Officer Nominations, Citing Policy Review
An earlier version of this story referred to 67 U.S. Army general officer nominations when in fact these were 67 general officer job announcements. The Army typically only announces general officer job assignments.
The Pentagon in Fiscal Year 2019 has announced the nomination or assignment of a combined 256 general officers for the Air Force, Army and Marine Corps – and one Navy admiral. Read More
Rear Adm. John Nowell Nominated to be Next Chief of Naval Personnel
The Navy’s director of military personnel plans and policy, Rear Adm. John Nowell, Jr., has been nominated to become the next chief of naval personnel (N1), USNI News has learned. Read More
U.S., U.K. Sailors Died Days After Death of Former 5th Fleet CO Stearney
A U.S. and U.K. sailor assigned to U.S. 5th Fleet died suddenly in the days after the Dec. 1 apparent suicide of Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, USNI News has learned. Read More
Navy Launches New Electronic Enlisted Advancement Worksheets
Roughly a third of active duty sailors will be part of a pilot program testing the Navy’s new system intended to cut down on paperwork and errors associated with the Enlisted Advancement Worksheets (EAW). Read More