Richardson Confirmed as Next CNO
Adm. John M. Richardson, director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, was confirmed by the Senate as the 31st Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Aug. Richardson will replace Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert who has been CNO since September 2011. Vice Adm. Frank Caldwell, who was also confirmed by the Senate today, will succeed Richardson later this month as the director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. "I am honored and humbled to have been nominated and confirmed to succeed Adm. Greenert as our Navy's next chief of naval operations," Richardson said. "Adm.
Nomination for Next CNO Announced
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced today during a Pentagon press briefing that he has recommended Adm. John M. Richardson as the next Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). A career submarine officer, Richardson is currently director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. If confirmed, Richardson will replace Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert who has been CNO since September 2011. Greenert will retire this fall after 40 years of naval service. "John Richardson is one of our finest officers and I have great confidence that he is the right leader for our Navy," said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.
Washington Navy Yard Honors Shooting Victims, Coworkers
The memory of those killed during a Sept. 16, 2013, shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard will always burn brightly and the wounds will carry on for a lifetime, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said June 23. Mabus spoke at a Navy Yard ceremony held to honor the three women and nine men who died that day after a contract employee entered the base and opened fire, as well as to honor the courage and sacrifice of numerous others. "As a family, we grieve and continue to grieve," Mabus said.
CNO Kicks off Current Strategy Forum
The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) kicked off the 65th annual Current Strategy Form (CSF) with a keynote address from the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, June 17, at the NWC in Newport, Rhode Island. Day two of CSF convened Wednesday, June 18. As NWC's capstone academic event, the two-day forum brought together guests and students to explore issues of strategic national importance. This year's theme, "American Grand Strategy and Sea Power: Challenges and Choices," focused on challenging assumptions and undertaking a strategic assessment of the future.
CNO Addresses Budget Cuts, Navy Shipbuilding Needs
Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert Stresses Need for Flexible Platform Use in Future Navy. February 21, 2013, Crystal City, VA – The U.S. Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert stressed the need for industry and the navy to work closer moving forward, to design and further refine ‘plug and play’ mission modules that can be readily adapted to existing U.S. Navy ships and platforms. Admiral Greenert was the featured keynote speaker this morning at the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) annual meeting, ASNE Day 2013, held at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, VA.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Hosts Navy CNO
Huntington Ingalls Industries hosts Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert. Adm. Greenert met with company leadership and toured the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division. "We're at Ingalls to see the home of shipbuilding for amphibious ships," Adm. Greenert said. "Shipbuilding is our future, and it's the Navy's future, and clearly Ingalls is a major part of that. We have to understand how to build effective and efficient ships.
US Navy CNO Casts Eye on NNS Warship Construction
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division hosted the Chief of Naval Operations for a tour of the shipyard. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert was briefed on the shipyard's current work and capabilities and met with shipbuilders. The admiral also toured the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) to see the progress being made on the first-of-class ship and the advancements in shipbuilding enabled by 3-D modeling and design/build strategies.
Navy Bids Roughead Farewell, Greenert Takes Helm
With 38 years of service, Adm. Gary Roughead steps down from the position of Chief of Naval Operations during the change of command ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy, Sept. 23. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus was the keynote speaker for the ceremony and highlighted Adm. Roughead's accomplishments during his naval career while thanking him for his leadership. "I don't think anyone can ever fully express how much we're going to miss Gary Roughead's counsel and absolutely unwavering commitment to the Navy [and] the United States," said Mabus.