Monthly Archives: October 2012

Europe and the Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific

Recently, I was privileged to speak at the Regional Seapower Symposium (RSS), a gathering of 39 Navy leaders from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America. RSS was a terrific opportunity to discuss common concerns and lessons learned from … Continue reading

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Read To Be Ready!

Shipmates, You are the most highly trained, well-educated and committed team to ever wear the Navy uniform.   Every day you serve and protect. Our nation’s security depends on you.  As John Paul Jones said, “men mean more than guns in … Continue reading

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Afloat Forward Staging Bases

Shipmates, You may have read about the big international mine exercise we had last month in and around the Arabian Gulf. There’s a reason we are focused on mines. Although anti-ship cruise and ballistic missiles constitute a significant and growing … Continue reading

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Getting Back Into Balance

Shipmates, Over the past few months, it’s been my good fortune to get out of Washington, D.C. and visit many of you in the Fleet. I had great conversations with Sailors, learned how you are doing, and learned what is … Continue reading

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Happy 237th Birthday

As we celebrate our naval heritage on our 237th birthday 13 October, we proudly reflect on more than two centuries of warfighting excellence as the world’s preeminent maritime force.  We had an extremely busy year answering our nation’s calls to … Continue reading

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