SECNAV Names DDG 138 USS J. William Middendorf

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro announced today, during the Naval War College commencement, that future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer DDG-138 will be named USS J. William Middendorf (DDG 138). The future USS J. William Middendorf will honor former Secretary of the Navy and U.S. Ambassador, J. William Middendorf II. The name selection follows the tradition of naming destroyers…

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SECNAV Names DDG-131 USS Telesforo Trinidad

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro announced today that a future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer will be named USS Telesforo Trinidad (DDG 139). The future USS Telesforo Trinidad (DDG 139) will honor Fireman 2nd Class Telesforo De La Cruz Trinidad, the only Filipino in the U.S. Navy to be awarded the Medal of Honor. “My first time learning about…

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SECNAV Issues Updated Acquisition Policy Instruction

Secretary of the Navy, Carlos Del Toro, recently signed SECNAV Instruction 5000.2G. Last updated in March 2019, the revised instruction modernizes the Department of the Navy’s program acquisition and sustainment policies by incorporating advanced acquisition methods that accelerate development of emerging technologies and capabilities. It replaces three previous instructions, providing streamlined guidance for acquisition professionals to develop Navy and Marine…

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SECNAV Names T-AO 212 Ship Ruth Bader Ginsburg

US Navy file photo of class leader T-AO-205 John Lewis Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced today that a future John Lewis-class replenishment oiler (T-AO) ship will be named USNS Ruth Bader Ginsburg to honor the former Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights activist. The future USNS Ruth Bader Ginsburg (T-AO 212) will be the first U.S. Navy…

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SECNAV Marks Aircraft Carrier Centennial on USS Gerald R Ford

Throughout the 2022 calendar year, the U.S. Navy is commemorating 100 years of aircraft carriers, celebrating the strategic importance of aircraft carriers and the future of naval aviation while honoring their history. As part of this important milestone, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, visited the first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), March 10, 2022. Capt.…

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SECNAV Names T-AO 211 & Sponsors for USS Doris Miller

During Black History Month Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced on February 25, the sponsors for the USS Doris Miller and that a future John Lewis-class replenishment oiler (TAO) ship will be named USNS Thurgood Marshall to honor the former Supreme Court Justice and civil rights activist. The future USNS Thurgood Marshall (T-AO-211) will be the first naval…

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Secretary Braithwaite Names Future Destroyer, Submarine

October 13, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Oct. 13 that a future Guided-missile destroyer and Virginia-class attack submarine will be named USS John F. Lehman (DDG 137) and USS Barb (SSN 804). The future USS John F. Lehman will honor the 65th Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman who served under President Ronald…

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Courtney Welcomes Secretary of The Navy to Groton

August 21, 2020 Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, welcomed U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite to Groton for a tour of General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB). Rep. Courtney invited Secretary Braithwaite to visit Groton for a tour of operations at EB as the shipyard works to sustain the two-a-year…

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SECNAV Announces Truman Carrier Strike Group to Return to Homeport

June 4, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Thursday the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) will return to homeport by mid-June. He made the announcement at sea, while visiting the crew and embarked Carrier Air Wing 1 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). This visit marks Braithwaite’s first official…

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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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