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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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Navy Announces New Tool to Educate Sailors About Responsible Alcohol Use

  While the vast majority of Sailors who do consume alcohol do so responsibly, the Navy has now given its commanders a new tool to use in their efforts to reduce irresponsible use of alcohol among those at their commands, continuing the Navy’s aggressive efforts to provide Sailors with the …

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How Do Junior Officers Inspire Innovation?

110825-N-PM781-002 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 25, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Rickey Robersone receives direction from the officer of the deck, Lt. Michael Ordonez, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, along with twenty-seven other Naval Station Norfolk-based ships, departed the area to avoid potential damage from Hurricane Irene. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani/Released)

This week, the Surface Navy Association is hosting its 25th annual National Symposium in Arlington, Va., with the theme “Answering All Bells: People, Technology and Innovation.” Navy and Surface Force leaders will discuss innovative solutions to today’s issues and tomorrow’s Surface Warfare challenges. One of the sessions is a junior …

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Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies

Today the Department of the Defense released the annual report of Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies DOD Evaluates Sexual Harassment and Prevention Response Efforts at Military Academies The Department of Defense (DoD) today released key findings from the Academic Program Year (APY) 2011-2012 “Annual Report on …

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