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  • 18 July 2012
    Authorities

    The Chief of the Defence Force General David Hurley is hosting the annual Australia-US Military Representations with Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, Commander US Pacific Command and other senior military officials in Canberra this week. General Hurley said the military dialogue is an important means to maintain ongoing cooperation and defence arrangements between the United […]

  • 27 October 2011
    Authorities

    Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy formally reprimanded the commander of Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Rear Adm. (sel.) Greg Thomas, Oct. 25, for violating Article 133 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. The action was based on substantiated allegations from a formal investigation […]

  • 7 February 2012
    Authorities

    Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) held a change of command ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard Feb. 3. Vice Adm. William D. French relieved Vice Adm. Michael C. Vitale. Vitale has served as the chief officer leading the Navy’s entire shore infrastructure for nearly three years and was the third commander in the history of […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Authorities

    Adm. Phil Davidson assumed command of U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), Dec. 19, following his promotion to the rank of Admiral. The small ceremony was officiated via teleconference by Adm. Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Gortney was relieved as the commander of U.S. […]

  • 25 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738) combined the blue and gold crews during a crew combination ceremony at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Sept. 21. Cmdr. Gregory Kercher, Maryland Blue commanding officer, relieved Cmdr. Andrew Kimsey, Maryland Gold commanding officer, as commanding officer of USS Maryland (SSBN 738) for what’s unofficially known […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The commanding officer of the U.S. Navy’s attack submarine USS Dallas was relieved of his duties February 2 for failing to effectively operate the sub. Commander Edward Byers was removed from his position by Capt. Oliver Lewis, Commander, Submarine Squadron 12, due to what the Navy says was ‘loss of confidence in his ability to command’. […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Authorities

    Two US Navy commands on Guam were among 12 commands fleetwide who were commended for giving back to the community in 2014. Navy Munitions Command East Asia Division (NMCEAD) Unit Guam won the small overseas division while the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) received honorable mention in the large sea category for the […]

  • 7 May 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

      Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Commander Rear Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov congratulated the fleet’s personnel, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, …   (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, May 07, 2012;

  • 9 November 2017
    Authorities

    Defense ministers attending NATO’s North Atlantic Council meeting on Wednesday agreed on the creation of a new command for the Atlantic which would ensure better cooperation between Europe and the US and Canada. This command would coordinate the protection of sea lines of communication between Europe and North America. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, NATO […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), Adm. Bill Gortney, visited Recruit Training Command (RTC) to tour and attend a recruit graduation, May 16.   Gortney served as the reviewing officer at the ceremony, which was also attended by Rear Adm. David Russell, commander of Information Dominance Corps Reserve Command, who served as guest […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander Matt Syrett Royal Navy took Command of HMS ECHO during the Ship’s recent formal visit to Mumbai, India and is looking forward to returning to Sea as the Captain of one of the Royal Navy’s most modern Hydrographic Survey Vessels. His early career saw service in HMS Sheffield, Orkney and Leeds Castle prior to […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Rear Adm. Eric Young visited the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) Dec. 12 for an overview of the command’s training and education operations. CPPD Commanding Officer Capt. F. A. Reid hosted Young during the tour of CPPD headquarters. The CPPD team presented Young with a brief on CPPD’s […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Authorities

    NATO’s Allied Maritime Command MARCOM was transferred over to Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone CB CBE in a brief ceremony at Northwood Headquarters outside London. Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CB CBE has held command of MARCOM since February 14, 2013, leading the newly consolidated command forward as the Alliance’s Single Service Command for the maritime with command of […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Nitze (DDG 94), held a change of command ceremony on October 2. Cmdr. Paul Kaylor relieved Cmdr. Michelle Nakamura as commanding officer. Nakamura, who became commanding officer in May 2014, will now be reporting to Surface Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team. Kaylor, a Kennerdell, Pennsylvania native, first reported […]

  • 14 November 2011
    Authorities

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) named the command’s Sailors of the Year during a commanding officer’s call on the flight deck Nov. 9. Capt. Daniel Grieco, Blue Ridge commanding officer, announced Information Systems Technician 1st Class (SW/AW) Martin Rudolph, Senior Sailor of the Year; Electronics Technician 2nd Class (SW/AW) Ryan James, Junior Sailor of the […]

  • 13 January 2012
    Authorities

      Commanding officer of Indian frigate Talwar Rahul Parmar was fired because his subordinate officer died, reported NDTV on Jan 12. Allegedly, the commander ordered young officers to jump from the ship into the sea to test their bravery and ability to act in critical situations. One of them – second lieutenant – drowned. The […]

  • 16 January 2017
    Authorities

    The commander of Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring transferred command of the ship and went ashore to ride off along a Bahrain beach on the back of a camel. After spending almost three years at the helm of HMS Daring, the ship’s company of the Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer decided a send-off with a […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Authorities

    French Navy’s D’Estienne d’Orves-class aviso FS Commandant Birot replaced its sister ship FS Commandant Bouan in the EUNAVFOR-led operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea on March 10. FS Commandant Bouan earlier took over from FS Commandant Ducuing and served the counter smuggling mission from February 9. Operation Sophia under which the two ships operated is an EU effort to […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities

    Vice Admiral Surinder Pal Singh Cheema PVSM, AVSM, NM assumed command of Indian Southern Naval Command as its Commander in-Chief at a ceremonial parade held at INS Garuda on 19 June.   The Flag Officer prior to assuming the command laid a wreath at the War Memorial to offer remembrances to thousands of martyrs who […]

  • 17 February 2014
    Authorities

    Capt. Eugene Doyle relieved Capt. Thomas Ishee as Commander, Submarine Squadron Eleven and Commander, Submarine Forces U. S. Pacific Fleet Representative West Coast during a pier side ceremony held aboard the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) Feb. 15.   Naval Inspector General Vice Admiral James F. Caldwell Jr. was the guest speaker at […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Authorities

    Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet held a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Naples Capodichino in Naples, Italy, Oct. 11, in front of distinguished guests, friends, family and shipmates. During the ceremony, Vice Adm. Phil Davidson relieved Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe as commander, U.S. 6th Fleet. Adm. Bruce W. Clingan, commander, U.S. Naval […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Newly-appointed Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake called on Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo on 19th August 2013. He was accorded a Guard of Honour and warmly received by the Commander of the Navy on arrival. They held cordial discussions […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Authorities

    One French ship was replaced by another in the Mediterranean Sea operation Sophia after FS Commandant Bouan took over from FS Commandant Ducuing on February 6. Both ships are D’Estienne d’Orves-class avisos most commonly used for anti-submarine defence and high sea escort missions. Commandant Ducuing ended her participation in EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia after a one-month deployment. Operation Sophia […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Iran is in full command of the Strait of Hormuz, semi-official Fars news agency reported on Monday citing Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Iran’s Navy Commander. While speaking on the upcoming maritime drills, the U.S. plans to hold in partnership with 20 other nations in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf in September, Sayyari discarded them […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Authorities

    Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) held a change of command ceremony, June 7, at the Washington Navy Yard. Vice Adm. William H. Hilarides relieved Vice Adm. Kevin M. McCoy as commander. Hilarides graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in physics, and also holds a master’s degree in Engineering […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego on Sept. 18. Cmdr. Mark Nieswiadomy turned over command of the guided-missile destroyer to Cmdr. Marc Crawford. The change of command ceremony honored the end of a 36-month tour aboard Gridley for Nieswiadomy. Prior to assuming […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Authorities

    Command of Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) changed hands during a ceremony on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Dec. 22. The air wing’s deputy commander (DCAG), Capt. George Wikoff, relieved Capt. Sara Joyner during the ceremony. Joyner led CVW-3 through pre-deployment carrier qualifications and more than half of Harry S. Truman’s 2013-2014 deployment, […]

  • 29 March 2016
    Authorities

    Operation Atalanta’s new Force Commander who took command over the force six days ago used the opportunity to meet a Lithuanian Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment as his ship, FGs Bayern, rendezvoused with World Food Programme ship MSM Douro. The Lithuanian team that comprises MSM Douro’s Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) met with the Commander in the Gulf of Aden, in the […]

  • 3 June 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    On May 31, Allied Maritime Commander Vice Admiral Rinaldo Veri, Italian Navy, hosted the Change of Command Ceremony of Commander Submarines, Allied Naval Forces South (COMSUBSOUTH) at his Headquarters. Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander, U.S. European Command, Admiral James Stravidis, United States Navy, presided over the ceremony where Rear Admiral James G. Foggo, III […]