Browsing: Chief of naval operations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svU2317XiPw Midshipman 1st Class Rylan Tuohy promised a blowout for his final Army-Navy game spirit spot, and he has delivered. With cameos from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the video wraps together the academy’s prospective 14th-straight Army-Navy game win with the fall’s “Star Wars” fever in what’s more of a short film than a quick spot. But rather than capitalize on the forthcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Tuohy kept it old school, re-imagining “Star Wars: A New Hope” as the tale of a mid in distress. Midshipman Leia is held captive…

It’s the time of year for caroling and season’s greetings emanating from the hearth of the Navy’s top officer’s house. “Hello, shipmates. It’s been a challenging year but it’s been a great year, and Darleen and I want to thank you for all that you do,” said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert in his third holiday video, posted online Wednesday —  a possible to reference to the variety of crises Greenert confronted in 2013, from extended deployments to budget woes to a minesweeper shipwreck. Greenert, along with his wife, Darleen, sounded a warm tone to the backdrop of…

On one side: A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, former chief of naval operations, 43-year naval officer, Harvard Business School graduate and occasional late-night TV conversationalist. On the other side: A lucky contest winner. In the middle: The greatest Navy-themed board game ever to be turned into a motion picture starring Ray Mabus and Liam Neeson. Not necessarily in that order. Yes, for the low price of $10 (or less), you can enter for a chance to play Battleship against retired Adm. Mike Mullen at the Naval Academy, part of an online fundraiser benefiting The Mission Continues,…

Seeking to cut the tally of fired commanders whose behavior has embarrassed the service and raised questions about how they were selected for the service’s most prestigious positions, the Navy’s top officer has tightened the standards for command and ordered a pilot study of an evaluation that allows sailors to rate their own bosses. The end goal is officers better suited for command. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert spelled out his plan in a June 4 instruction that overhauls the command screening process and applies it fleetwide. By June 4, 2013, every new CO will have to go…

He may have retired in September, but retired Adm. Mike Mullen’s legacy lives. An auditorium was dedicated in his name March 1 before a graduation ceremony at Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, R.I. In speaking to Department Head Class 215, Mullen reflected on his own department head graduation and the training he received throughout his career, according to a Navy news release. Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs and former chief of naval operations, also had kind words for the school: “Newport has always been a great Navy town and a big part of our family’s life.…

By custom, the surface warfare officer with the earliest Officer of the Deck qualification is recognized as the Navy’s “Old Salt” — an award initiated in 1988 by the Surface Navy Association. On Friday, that distinction will be bestowed on Adm. John Harvey, commander of Fleet Forces Command, in a ceremony aboard the amphibious transport dock ship San Antonio at Naval Station Norfolk. The current Old Salt is the recently retired Adm. Mike Mullen, who stepped back into civilian life Sept. 30 following four years as the nation’s top military officer and 43 years of service. There was no interim…

The CNO’s first holiday video has a soundtrack – and backup singers. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert carols along with his wife Darleen, backed up by the 8-member a cappella group the Navy Sea Chanters in his holiday message, posted online Tuesday. “Happy holidays shipmates,” Greenert says above the cooing carolers. “We thank you and your families for your service and for your sacrifice and for those of you standing the watch tonight, remember what you do is incredibly important. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.” “Enjoy the holidays but please remember, stay safe,” Darleen adds. “Merry Christmas!” Greenert…

Retired Adm. Gary Roughead will spend calendar year 2012 as the Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Director John Raisian announced Monday. Roughead, who stepped down as chief of naval operations and retired in September, will spend the year in residence at Hoover, located in Stanford, Calif. According to an announcement posted on Business Wire, Roughead will examine the “critical role of the military as part of the American way of life.” The announcement says that Roughead will work with former cabinet members George P. Shultz and William Perry, who also are in residence at Hoover. Roughead’s research…

In a birthday video, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert celebrated the 236th anniversary of the Navy’s founding in a dramatic setting. “Happy 236th birthday!” he said from the deck of the carrier John C. Stennis, as it passed through the Strait of Hormuz, with the cruiser Mobile Bay serving as a backdrop. “We’ve got 200 more good years ahead of us.” The setting reinforced one of his three central tenets: operate forward. “It’s about being forward, it’s about deterrent and it’s about bringing the offshore option to our president,” he said. “I want to thank you for all…

Speakers paid tribute to the family of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead at his retirement ceremony last Friday in Annapolis. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus presented an award to his wife Ellen and thanked his daughter Elizabeth “for sharing your father with us.” But for two other members of the Roughead family, Mabus’ compliments proved double-edged. “And I can’t fail to mention the contributions of Clancy, the smiling Labrador, and Arleigh, the latest addition, although I do have to say that the vaunted discipline of Gary Roughead does not seem to have rubbed off on the dogs at…

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