The following is the May 8, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Military Pay: Key Questions and Answers. Read More
This post has been updated to include an additional statement from the Commander, Submarine Forces staff.
The Navy’s silent service is making some noise about wanting more female enlisted sailors to earn their dolphins and serve aboard submarines, according to the chief of naval personnel.
CAPITOL HILL — Lawmakers Friday morning challenged the military personnel chiefs to redouble their efforts recruiting and retaining female service-members because not doing so means potentially missing out on selecting the best from half the nation’s talent pool.
Recent challenges to Navy recruiting and retention have left the sea service 11,000 sailors short of its required manpower level in the short term, and about 50,000 sailors short of the estimated force needed to crew a 355-ship fleet. Read More
The Navy wants to stretch tour lengths for much of its forward-deployed forces, a proposal that would provide more unit stability, cohesion, continuity and reduce the costs of moving personnel in sea-duty units. Read More
A previous version of this post contained a story that had previously run in USNI News last month. It now contains the correct story from the Feb. 14 hearing before the Senate Armed Services personnel subcommittee.
Having struggled last year to meet its recruiting goals, the Navy’s personnel chief sees “difficult times ahead” in attracting and keeping sailors and officers as the sea service expands the fleet in the coming years. Read More
Adm. Bill Moran became the 39th vice chief of naval operations today in an informal change of office ceremony at the Pentagon. Read More