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@USNPeople Weekly Wire Rundown: Nov. 6, 2017

The Rundown

The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, highlighting the top stories affecting Sailors and their families. The video compliments the print edition of the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, which you can subscribe to by e-mailing usnpeople.fct@navy.mil. It can also be …

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What @HonorOnline Means to Me

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 19, 2014) Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard address Sailors attached to Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 during an all-hands call at Naval Air Station North Island. HSM-35 is the Navy’s first operational squadron with both manned and unmanned aircraft assigned. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)

By Adm. Michelle Howard Vice Chief of Naval Operations Shipmates, When I started my Navy journey in 1978, our service ethos was appealing to me. It is easy to take pride in belonging to an organization that values Honor, Courage and Commitment. As I became an officer I learned and …

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MCPON Letter to the CPO Mess

Shipmates, I would like to start this letter off by saying how honored I am to have the opportunity to serve alongside all of you. It is my opinion that the Chief’s Mess is as strong as it has ever been. Your accomplishments are many and impressive; you should feel …

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On The Road Again…

Vice Adm. William F. "Bill" Moran, center, chief of Naval Personnel, answers a question from Chief (Select) Hull Maintenance Technician Rodney Ellars, from Plains City, Ohio, an instructor at Hull Maintenance Technician "C" School, Sept. 5, 2013. Moran made his first visit to "A" schools on the naval station and the Navy's only boot camp, RTC, since being named chief of Naval Personnel in August. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

By Vice Adm. Bill Moran Chief of Naval Personnel Hello shipmates, Been out and about since last communicating with you – on a listening tour of sorts, mostly meeting Sailors, but also civilians, families and retirees. My goal at the start was to trace a Sailor’s path from a recruiting station, through …

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Wicked Problem? Back to the Basics

NAPLES, Italy (Sept. 13, 2013) – Newly promoted Chief Petty Officers (CPO) stand at attention during the closing moments of a CPO pinning ceremony at Naval Support Activity Naples. The ceremony honored more than 30 men and women promoted to rank of Chief Petty officer, having their anchors pinned by friends, family and their new peers in the CPO Mess. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corey Hensley)

The following excerpts are from a speech given at the chief petty officer pinning ceremony Sept. 13, 2013, by Adm. Bruce Clingan, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, commander, Allied Joint Force Command, Naples at Naval Support Activity, Naples. During his remarks, he highlighted the importance of the rank of chief …

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SECNAV: Case for American Sea Power Today

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivered the following speech Wednesday, Sept. 11 at National Defense University highlighting the case for American sea power today, how it is supported by the Department of the Navy’s priorities of people, power, platforms and partnerships and why these priorities matter in today’s global …

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CNP Reflects on CPO Mentoring, Leadership

Cmdr. John Nguyen, left, commanding officer of Navy Recruiting District Ohio, Navy Recruiting District Ohio Command Master Chief Aaron A. Shipley Jr., and Vice Adm. William F. "Bill" Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel, bow their heads in prayer during the invocation at Shipley's retirement ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus, Aug. 16, 2013. Shipley retired after 30 years of service and Moran was guest speaker during the ceremony. Shipley served as command master chief during Moran's tour as Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Phillip D. James Jr./ Released

Vice Adm. Bill Moran assumed the duties as the 57th chief of Naval Personnel Aug. 2. By sharing experiences and lesson learned from his travel around the fleet, the admiral seeks to create an ongoing dialogue with Sailors, Navy civilians, families and retirees. Feedback or personal sea stories that agree or take …

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