Christening Ceremony for Future USS Jack H Lucas

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday attended and delivered remarks at the christening ceremony for the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) in Pascagoula, Mississippi, March. 26. This ceremony marks the first christening of a Flight III Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. The ship is named in honor of Private First Class Jacklyn Harold “Jack” Lucas, who served as…

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US, UK Navies Discuss Cooperation & Interoperability

U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday met with his U.K. counterpart Royal Navy First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff Adm. Sir Ben Key at the Pentagon, February 15th. During the meeting, the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to deepen cooperation and discussed a wide range of issues to include strategic competition, interoperability, capabilities, and innovation. “Today’s…

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CNO & Texas Congresswoman Visit Industry Partners

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday traveled to Fort Worth and visited Lockheed Martin February 10 with Texas Representative Kay Granger. Gilday and Granger toured facilities and received updates about F-35C Lightning II advancements and capabilities, joint all-domain operations, anti-surface warfare and weapon technology. “The work that we’re doing here in Fort Worth in partnership with Lockheed Martin…

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US, French Navy Chiefs Discuss Interoperability and Partnership

U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Gilday met with his counterpart Chief of the French Navy Admiral Pierre Vandier at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 31st. The two leaders discussed mutual strengths, the importance of the NATO Alliance, and how to advance interoperability. “Today’s global challenges underscore the importance of strong partnerships,” said Gilday. “Our partnership with the…

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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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USS Theodore Roosevelt Command Investigation Results Released

June 19, 2020 – Today, with the full concurrence of the Secretary of the Navy, Kenneth J. Braithwaite, the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, announced the results of the command investigation into the events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Following a thorough review, Adm. Gilday determined that the promotion of Rear Adm. Stuart…

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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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