SAN DIEGO (Aug. 17, 2015) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert addresses Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during an all-hands call. Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, conducted a hull-swap with aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) after serving seven years as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier in Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Nelson/Released)
As I complete my tenure as the Chief of Naval Operations, I want to thank you for your inspiring efforts that ensured the Navy operated where it mattered, when it mattered – while laying the foundation of our future fleet. You are our greatest strength and asymmetric advantage. Families that support you are essential to our success.
Tomorrow I will be relieved by Adm. John Richardson, an exceptional leader. You are in excellent hands.
It has been an honor and privilege to serve you and serve with you, over the last four years. Darleen and I send our sincere wishes for happiness, safety and success to you and your families.
– Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations