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Navy Auditability Leads to Victory in War

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By Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly  At the end of May 1942, the ships of Task Force 17 and Task Force 16 steamed toward their rendezvous near the remote island of Midway. Rallying the U.S. Navy’s last remaining aircraft carriers, Hornet, Enterprise and Yorktown, Adm. Chester Nimitz …

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Breaking the Mold

NEWPORT, R.I. (March 7, 2018) Thomas B. Modly, 33rd undersecretary of the Navy, addresses attendees of "Breaking the Mold; A Workshop on War and Strategy in the 21st Century.” The purpose for the two-day workshop, sponsored by the Under Secretary of the Navy, is to engage top minds within the U.S. Navy and private sector academic and business partners on ways to address future scenarios U.S. military forces may face based upon current and emerging technology and new concepts in maritime and conventional warfare. The workshop will focus leaders to engage on a myriad of concepts and scenarios meant to push conversation, dialog, and analysis of ideas and thoughts outside conventional molds in an effort to stretch and expand strategic and operational mindsets. (U.S. Navy photo by Edwin L. Wriston/Released)

Below are Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly’s prepared remarks for the Breaking the Mold workshop at Naval War College, March 7. The purpose for the two-day workshop, sponsored by the under secretary of the Navy, was to engage top minds within the U.S. Navy and private sector …

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Soundings Podcast: CNO Discusses Ownership in Naval Profession

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 8, 2017) Sailors share a laugh on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Arabian Gulf while deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. While in this region, the ship and its carrier strike group conducted maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, preserve freedom of navigation, and maintain the free flow of commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Kinkead/Released)

Moderator: Welcome to Soundings, the official podcast of the Chief of Naval Operations. On this podcast we have discussed each of the four core attributes: accountability, initiative, integrity and toughness. Today, we talk with Adm. Richardson about ownership in our Navy. Sir, let’s start by simply asking how you think …

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Weekly Exemption Reviews Aid in Hiring Critical Navy Positions

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Aug. 4, 2014) A shipyard worker bevels a rudder deck patch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower was undergoing a scheduled docking planned incremental availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael R. Gendron/Released)

By Scott Lutterloh Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs In order to mitigate the effects of the federal hiring freeze on our Navy family, the Department of the Navy has established a weekly drumbeat to review and approve exemption submissions. This can be a complex …

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No Bystanders

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visits Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Jan. 18.

The following message was sent by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson to all commanders fleetwide. Team, we have a problem and we need to solve it. Really solve it – not put a band-aid on it, not whitewash over it, not look the other way. The discovery of on-line …

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