CNO Hosts Naval Leaders at 24th International Seapower Symposium

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday is hosting more than 140 delegates, including the U.S. Secretary of the Navy and international heads of navies and coast guards from more than 100 nations, at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, September 14-17, for the 24th International Seapower Symposium. “Peace does not happen by accident,” said Gilday. “That…

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CNO Visits USS Charleston in Guam

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday visited the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) during his visit to Joint Region Marianas (JRM) and Naval Base Guam (NBG), July 30. Joined by JRM commander, Rear Adm. Benjamin Nicholson, Gilday engaged with Charleston crew and personnel from Commander Task Force (CTF) 75, and discussed Naval Expeditionary Force (NEF) integration,…

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CNO Visits Fincantieri Marinette Marine Shipyard

March 23, 2021 – Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday traveled to Marinette, Wisconsin on March 23, to visit Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard. During the visit, CNO toured the facility and received briefs on a range of topics, including the Navy’s new Constellation-class Guided-Missile Frigate (FFG) and Large Unmanned Surface Vehicle (LUSV) development. “One of the most important…

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CNO asks fleet for moment of silence in honor of USS Indianapolis 75th anniversary

July 28, 2020 – Today, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday sent a message to the fleet asking for a moment of silence on July 29, between 11:03 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. EDT, to honor the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA 35). Below is the text of his message: “On July 30, 1945,…

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Acting Secretary of the Navy McPherson Balks at Reinstating Theodore Roosevelt CO

April 29, 2020 – After carefully reviewing the preliminary inquiry into the events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, provided me with his recommendations. Following our discussion, I have unanswered questions that the preliminary inquiry has identified and that can only be answered by a deeper review. Therefore,…

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CNO Strengthens Naval Partnership with Norway

February 18, 2020 – Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday met with his Norwegian counterpart, Chief of the Royal Norwegian Navy Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensønes, at the Pentagon, Feb.18. During the office call, the leaders discussed their navies’ commitment to regional maritime security in the Arctic and North Atlantic. “The High North is a vital region in…

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