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Happy 237th Birthday Marine Corps

Shipmates, From the United States Navy to the United States Marine Corps:  happy 237th birthday!  Each year, on the 10th of November, all members of the sea services look back on a tradition of joint warfighting as old as our … Continue reading

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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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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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Still Answering the Call

Shipmates, Some of our friends and international partners have expressed concern that budget reductions will affect the Fleet’s ability to conduct humanitarian assistance missions. We have a new strategy and some budget changes, but we will continue to answer the … Continue reading

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Projecting Power, Assuring Access

Shipmates, There’s been attention recently about closing an international strait using, among other means, mines, fast boats, cruise missiles and mini-subs. These weapons are all elements of what we call an “Anti-Access /Area Denial (A2AD)” strategy. Keeping with my tenet … Continue reading

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CNO’s Logbook

Shipmates, I want to draw your attention to a “New Link” on my leadership webpage titled, “CNO’s Logbook.” This week, articles that we’ve recently written and published in media journals – are available through this “Logbook” button and new page. … Continue reading

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