Navy to Add 225 Prevention Workers in Pentagon-Wide Effort to Stem Sexual Assault

Sailors and Marines, assigned to the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44), man the rails as the ship prepares to deploy, March 28, 2022. US Navy Photo

Over the next year, the Navy will hire 82 workers to help provide service commands with resources for addressing military sexual trauma with a goal hiring 225 by the end of Fiscal Year 2024, the under secretary of the Navy told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday.

The 82 prevention officers will be in place by...

White House to Nominate DOT&E Head Nickolas Guertin as Navy Acquisition Chief

Nickolas Guertin. DoD Photo

The Pentagon’s chief weapons tester will be nominated to lead the Navy’s acquisition efforts, the White House announced on Friday.

Nickolas Guertin, the current Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, is now set to be the White House’s nominee as assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition (RDA), according to a late Friday release from the Biden administration.

The director of DOT&E reports directly to both Secretary of Defense Lloyd...

VIDEO: Newport News Shipbuilding marks CVN 80 construction milestone

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) celebrated the ceremonial keel-laying of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80) at its Newport News Shipbuilding division on July 27

U.S. Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky are the ship’s sponsors. Ledecky attended in person, while Biles participated via video, as the pair marked the important first milestone in construction of the aircraft carrier.

During the ceremony, the sponsors’ initials were welded onto a steel plate that will...

Pentagon Acquisition Chief Nominee Argues Navy Needs Larger, More Survivable Fleet

USS Princeton (CG-59) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG-97) and USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) steam in formation during a composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX) on May 12, 2020. US Navy Photo

The nominee for the Pentagon’s top acquisition post told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the Navy needs a larger and more survivable fleet.
“We need more numbers” when it comes to Navy fleet size and “we want survivable; we want strike” for the...

Biden To Nominate Senate Staffer Erik Raven for Navy Under Secretary

Erik K. Raven, minority staff director, United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, gives remarks during a sunset parade reception at the Women in Military Service for America War Memorial, Arlington, Va., July 5, 2016. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

President Joe Biden on Monday disclosed plans to nominate a Senate staffer to serve as the new under secretary of the Navy.

Erik Raven, who is currently the majority clerk for the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee, is Biden’s pick...

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