USS The Sullivans CNO Availability Completed On Time

October 30, 2019 – USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) successfully completed sea trials and her Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) availability Oct. 24, one day ahead of schedule, despite the project losing two weeks in September due to Hurricane Dorian. “Planning and teamwork were instrumental,” said Capt. John Lobuono, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) commanding officer. “All the stakeholders, including our industry partners BAE Systems and Jacksonville Ship Repair, came together right after the contract was awarded, and their continuous dialogue and teamwork allowed the team to resolve issues quickly…

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New CNO Announced

July 18, 2019 – Acting Secretary of Defense Richard V. Spencer announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Navy Vice Adm. Michael M. Gilday for appointment to the grade of admiral, and assignment as chief of naval operations, Washington, District of Columbia. Gilday is currently serving as director of the Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia. Mike Gilday is the son of a Navy Sailor and a surface warfare officer. He is a native of Lowell, Massachusetts and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He holds…

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Admiral Moran Confirmed as the 32nd Chief of Naval Operations

May 24, 2019 – Statement from the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Bill Moran following his Senate confirmation as the next Chief of Naval Operations. “I am deeply humbled and honored to be given the opportunity to continue to serve as our Navy’s next Chief of Naval Operations. Admiral Richardson and his wife, Dana, are an amazing team that has consistently advocated on behalf of our Sailors and their families. My wife, Patricia, and I are grateful for their service to our Navy and our nation. I look forward…

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Chief of Naval Operations United States Navy Admiral John Michael Richardson Visit to India

May 13, 2019 – Admiral John Michael Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy, is on an official tour to India from 12 to 14 May 2019. His visit is intended to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and USA and also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. Admiral John M Richardson had discussions with Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman COSC and Chief of the Naval Staff today. He also interacted with Defence Secretary, Vice Chief of the Army Staff, Chief of the Air Staff, Chief of the Integrated Defence…

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Statement by Chief of Naval Operations on the Passing of Andrew W. Marshall

March 27, 2019 – Statement by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Dr. Andrew Krepinevich, Chairman, CNO’s Executive Panel on the Passing of Andrew W. Marshall. Andrew Marshall was an icon in every sense of the word. To understand Marshall’s influence is to understand the cutting edge of strategic thinking in the United States since 1950. While much of his work was and remains classified, it is not an exaggeration to say that the fruits of his work include the successful resolution of the Cold War on peaceful…

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US Navy Returns to Flying Union Jack

February 21, 2019 – The Navy on Feb. 21 released a NAVADMIN 039/19 directing the display of the union jack instead of the first Navy jack aboard Navy ships and craft. U.S. Navy ships and craft will return to flying the union jack effective June 4, 2019. The date for reintroduction of the union jack commemorates the greatest naval battle in history: the Battle of Midway, which began June 4, 1942. “Make no mistake: we have entered a new era of competition. We must recommit to the core attributes that…

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U.S. Navy Statement on Death of Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney

December 1, 2018 – Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson released the following statement Dec. 1, 2018, on the death of Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney who served as commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet. “Team, it’s my sad duty to inform you that today the Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer and I were told that Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, our commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet, was found deceased in his residence in Bahrain today. This…

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CACI Awarded Prime Position on $174M on Multiple-Award Technical Services Support Contract for Deputy CNO

October 18, 2018 – CACI International Inc announced today that it was awarded a prime position on the multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity Technical Services Support contract for Navy Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E). The company will provide data management, business intelligence and analytics, and business process reengineering services to the MPT&E organization, in support of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (DCNO). The six-year contract, with a ceiling value of $174 million, represents both new and continuing work for CACI in its Business Systems market. CACI’s support for MPT&E…

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Navy Establishes U.S. 2nd Fleet, Vice Adm. Lewis Assumes Command

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson presided over a ceremony establishing U.S. 2nd Fleet and naming Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis as the commander during a ceremony aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Aug. 24, at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. “Although deeply consequential, the meaning of this establishment can be summarized simply as a dynamic response to a dynamic security environment — a security environment clearly articulated in the National Defense Strategy,” said Richardson. “We first need to understand this competitive security environment and…

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US UK Navy Chiefs Strengthen Partnership

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visited London to highlight the importance of the U.S. and Royal Navy partnership June 27-28. During the visit, Richardson met with U.K. Secretary of State for Defense Gavin Williamson, Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Sir Nick Carter, and First Sea Lord Adm. Sir Philip Jones. Richardson and Jones also participated in a roundtable discussion at the International Institute for Security Studies, where they discussed strengthening the partnership between their two navies during a time of increasing global maritime competition. “The US has…

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CNO Announces U.S. 2nd Fleet’s Return

Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, announced the establishment of U.S. 2nd Fleet during a change of command ceremony for U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) in Norfolk, May 4. Second Fleet will exercise operational and administrative authorities over assigned ships, aircraft and landing forces on the East Coast and northern Atlantic Ocean. Additionally, it will plan and conduct maritime, joint and combined operations and will train, certify and provide maritime forces to respond to global contingencies. Commander, 2nd Fleet will report to USFF. “Our National Defense Strategy makes clear…

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US Flag Officer Assignments

Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced January 29th the following assignments: Rear Adm. (lower half) Dell D. Bull will be assigned as deputy director, operations and intelligence integration, Joint Improvised – Threat Defeat Agency, Reston, Virginia.  Bull most recently served as special assistant for Naval Air Systems Command, Arlington, Virginia. Rear Adm. (lower half) Paul T. Druggan will be assigned as program director, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Virginia.  Druggan is currently serving as commander, Naval Surface Warfare…

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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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US Navy Flag Officer Announcement November 22, 2017

Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced today the following assignments: Navy Rear Adm. James S. Bynum will be assigned as director, Assessment Division, N81, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia. Bynum is currently assigned as chief of Naval Air Training, Corpus Christi, Texas. Navy Rear Adm. Randy B. Crites will be assigned as deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for Budget (FMB); and director, Fiscal Management Division, N82, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington,…

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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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