US Navy Flag Officer Assignments

Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced January 12th the following assignments: Rear Adm. Daniel H. Fillion will be assigned as director, Manpower Account Transition Office, Washington, District of Columbia. Fillion is currently serving as director, global operations, J-3, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Rear Adm. (lower half) John B. Skillman will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Skillman is currently serving as deputy commander and chief of staff, Joint Warfare Center, Allied Command…

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7th Fleet Investigation Reinforces Readiness Concerns

WASHINGTON – Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee made the following statement on the Navy’s investigation into several collisions that took place in the Pacific over the course of the last year. Thornberry’s comments follow a briefing he received from Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations. “I am disturbed by the systemic problems the Navy has uncovered in their investigation of these tragic and fatal accidents. These deaths were entirely avoidable had Pentagon leadership in recent years heeded the warning signs in time, taken…

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Chief of Naval Operations Tours Newest Oceanographic Survey Ship

April 12, 2017 – Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson toured the Navy’s newest oceanographic survey ship, USNS Maury (T-AGS 66), on April 8 to gain a better understanding of the oceanographic information the ship provides to the Department of Defense. The CNO is the senior military officer of the Department of the Navy and is responsible for the command, utilization of resources and operating efficiency of the Navy. “Naval forces require information about the physical environment to operate safely and effectively,” said Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, Oceanographer…

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