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Focus on Ethics

Shipmates, Recent allegations of ethical failure and cheating on tests in some of our military units must serve to remind us that, although the vast majority of our Sailors live our navy ethos and core values, we must always remain … Continue reading

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CNO’s 2014 Message to the Fleet

Happy New Year Shipmates! Twenty-thirteen was a year of challenges, but it was a year of a lot of successes and you made those successes possible. And that’s why I’m looking forward to 2014. We’re going to be just fine. Now, … Continue reading

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SASC Budget & Sequestration Hearing

Shipmates,                This morning I testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on our budget plan for 2014 and the continuing effects of sequestration. The following is my opening statement: Chairman Levin, Senator Inhofe, and distinguished members of the … Continue reading

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Marine Corps 238th Birthday

Shipmates, On the 10th of November we will mark the 238th anniversary of the birth of the United States Marine Corps. From its humble beginnings at the start of the American War for Independence, the Marine Corps has grown to … Continue reading

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The Impact of Sequestration (Part II)

Shipmates,   In my last blog, I described for you how sequestration in FY 2014 will impact our operations, readiness, and investments.  Today, I’d like to describe for you a potential future scenario in which sequestration-level reductions remain in place … Continue reading

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The Impact of Sequestration (Part 1)

Shipmates, I was privileged to represent you before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) this week. I was there to testify about the impact of sequestration continuing into Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and how our Navy will change if these … Continue reading

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Be Ready: The Critical Link to Our Success

Shipmates,      In CNO’s Sailing Directions I explain how we can accomplish our Navy’s core responsibilities and execute its missions by applying three guiding tenets (Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready) to every decision we make that affects the … Continue reading

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Kill Chain Approach

Shipmates, You’ll hear me speak about a Kill Chain approach. I’d like to share what I mean — We use “kill chains” to help decide how we should invest our time, money, and other resources to build our capabilities and … Continue reading

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Admiral Greenert Outlines FY14 Budget Priorities to HASC

  Shipmates, Today I testified before the House Armed Services Commitee on our fiscal year 2014 Defense Authorization Budget Request on behalf of the Department of the Navy. Provided below is my opening statement: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, distinguished members … Continue reading

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Operate Forward: Our Navy’s Mandate

Shipmates,      In my last blog I talked about “Warfighting First,” the first of my three tenets Warfighting First, Operate Forward, and Be Ready), laid out in Sailing Directions.  “Warfighting First” is about what we do.  “Operate Forward” is our … Continue reading

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