Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran at Recruit Training Command (RTC) on Sept. 12, 2014. US Navy Photo
Employee retention is very much on the mind of the man whom a civilian organizational chart would label as the U.S. Navy’s head of human resources.
Vice Adm. Bill Moran— Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (N1)—in his 15 months on the job has seen signs of a looming sailor exodus that could be on par to retention woes following the Cold War and just before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Read More
A Soviet Golf II class ballistic missile submarine underway in 1985. North Korea is reportedly building its own sea-based nuclear deterrent based on the Golf II design. DoD Photo
Recent reports that North Korea is developing submarines based on obsolete Golf-II class Soviet-era submarines has gained worldwide attention. However obsolete, it is reported that North Korea had invested its time in “examining and replicating” the missile-launch system of the Soviet-era subs. Read More
Royal Australian Navy MH60R ‘Romeo’ Seahawk, flies past HMAS Canberra. RAN Photo
The first of two 27,000-ton amphibious warships was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on Friday, according to information from the service.
HMAS Canberra (L-02) entered the RAN fleet on Friday during a ceremony at the service’s Fleet Base East in Sydney. Read More
A mess management specialist helps prepare Thanksgiving dinner aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) in 1984.
The following is a U.S. Navy infographic outlining the task of feeding the crew of USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) their 2014 Thanksgiving meal. Read More
Frigate Yaroslav Mudry in the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
In the lead-up to the recently concluded G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot had a lot of tough words for Vladimir Putin.
Understandably outraged at the all-but-certain Russian involvement in the July downing of MH-17, a tragedy in which almost 40 Australian citizens were killed, Abbot repeatedly and publicly promised to aggressively confront Putin over his government’s role in fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine. Read More
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addresses the crew of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS-1) in Singapore on June 2, 2013. US Navy Photo
Despite the announcement of his resignation, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will continue to, “keep his foot on the pedal and moving forward,” in his current role, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters on Tuesday.
That includes the selection of the way ahead on the follow-on to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) — the Small Surface Combatant (SSC), defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
Russian Mistral Vladivostok under construction on April 22, 2014. U.S. Naval Institute Combat Fleets of the World Photo
The French government is suspending a deal to deliver two Mistral-class warships to the Russian Navy “until further notice” citing the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, according to a Tuesday statement from the office of President François Hollande. Read More
Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Chuck Hagel addresses the crew of the Ticonderoga-Class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG-72) in June, 2014.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will be stepping down from his position as the civilian in charge of the Pentagon over concerns of his leadership in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to several Monday morning press reports. Read More
An artist’s rendering of Huntington Ingalls Industries’ LPD Flight IIA variant of the San Antonio-class ship design. HII Image
NORFOLK, VA — Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has revised its plan to use the hull form of the San Antonio-class amphibious warship (LPD-17) as a candidate for the Navy’s next generation amphibious warship— LX(R), company officials outlined to USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
Rear Adm. Du Xiping (front right), deputy commander of China’s Beihai Fleet, shakes hands with Capt. 1st Rank Sergei Yuriyevich Zhuga of Russia’s Pacific Fleet during a welcome ceremony at a naval base in Qingdao, in east China’s Shandong Province, on April 21, 2012. Xinhua Photo
Russia and China have committed to a pair of 2015 naval exercises as a sign of growing military cooperation between the two countries, Russia’s minister of defense said this week. Read More