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  1. Coast Guard schedules Alaska change of command

    The Coast Guard has scheduled a change of command for the Alaska district.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  2. Spec ops 3-star leads list of 29 flag officer nominations

    The 3-star tapped for the No. 2 job at U.S. Special Operations Command leads the list of 29 flag officer nominations announced Tuesday by the Pentagon.

    • Apr. 2, 2014
  3. Adm. Jon Greenert, chief of naval operations, answers questions during a Feb. 25 editorial board with Navy Times. Alan Lessig / Staff

    CNO predicts steady manning levels, outlines plans to shelve some ships

    The Air Force is looking to send home more than of 20,000 airmen this year. And the Army likely will be forced to slash four times as many soldiers in coming years.

    • Mar. 9, 2014
  4. Leach

    Germantown CO sacked for 'poor command climate'

    The Navy fired the commanding officer of the Sasebo, Japan-based dock landing ship Germantown on Friday 'due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,' 7th Fleet said.

    • Mar. 7, 2014
  5. Coast Guard vice admiral tapped as next commandant

    President Barack Obama is nominating a Coast Guard vice admiral to be the next Coast Guard commandant.

    • Mar. 4, 2014
  6. No backdoor pay raise for top brass, official says

    The latest Pentagon budget calls for a one-year pay freeze for all general and flag officers.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
  7. Cmdr. Dennis Volpe was removed from command of the Mayport, Fla.-based frigate by Capt. Jim Aiken, the head of Task Force 65, 'due to loss of confidence in Volpe's ability to command,' two weeks after his ship ran aground in the Black Sea, where it was standing by in case it was needed to support security at the Winter Olympics. Navy

    Frigate Taylor CO fired 2 weeks after running aground

    The commanding officer of the frigate Taylor was fired Tuesday two weeks after his ship ran aground in the Black Sea, where it was standing by in case it was needed to support security at the Winter Olympics.

    • Feb. 25, 2014
  8. Scores on exams could be de-emphasized in future advancement calculations for more senior sailors, but would count for more in junior petty officer advancements. Some Navy Times readers said they wanted the tests ditched entirely, while others wanted to modify the focus of the questions. MC3 George M. Bell/Navy

    Weight of tests, evals, more would change under advancement plan

    Sailors have griped forever that the advancement rules reward bookworms and penalize gearheads.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  9. Williams

    Report: Fling in Italy sank flagship CO's career

    The 6th Fleet commander fired the skipper of his flagship in late 2012 for carrying on a monthlong extramarital affair in Gaeta, Italy, that was an open secret among his crew, according to details in a newly released Navy investigation.

    • Jan. 13, 2014
  10. Young surface warfare officers listed conning the ship as one of the most satisfying things about their jobs. Here, Ensign Ian Schnur serves as conning officer aboard the destroyer McCampbell in the Pacific Ocean in 2012. MCSN (SW) Declan Barnes/Navy

    Survey: SWOs off to rough start

    Ensigns and lieutenants junior grade in the surface fleet are more likely to see themselves leaving the active-duty Navy after their current tour than spending a career as a surface warfare officer, according to a just-completed survey.

    • Jan. 7, 2014
  11. A former detailer said Vice Adm. Michelle Howard's time in command of amphibs shows her willingness to take on difficult jobs. Here, Howard, center, speaks to Capt. George Vassilakis, the commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship Bataan, and Rear Adm. Ann Phillips, the then-commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 2, in April. MCSN Edward Guttierrez III/Navy

    Howard's path to Navy history

    She has confronted prejudice and resistance from her Induction Day in 1978 to her recent years as a flag officer.

    • Jan. 4, 2014
  12. 5 flag officer assignments announced

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert announced five flag officer assignments Thursday:

    • Dec. 26, 2013
  13. 2 flag officer assignments announced

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert announced two flag offier assignments Thursday:

    • Dec. 6, 2013
  14. Cmdr. Richard Massie, left, and Cmdr. Leif Mollo shake hands after receiving the Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award on Dec. 4. Mike Morones/Staff

    Stockdale Award winners credit their sailors at ceremony

    The Navy recognized a former SEAL Team leader and a former ballistic missile submarine commanding officer Wednesday as the year's top skippers — leaders who said the credit really belongs to their crews.

    • Dec. 5, 2013
  15. Flag officer assignment announced

    Rear Adm.

    • Dec. 2, 2013
  16. Capt. Thomas Craig, the executive officer at Naval Health Clinic Quantico, Va., was fired by the health clinic's commanding officer, Capt. Kathy Becker, officials said.

    Health clinic XO fired

    Officials removed the second-in-command at a Quantico, Va.-based health clinic Tuesday for command climate concerns, the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery said Wednesday.

    • Nov. 27, 2013
  17. Flag officer assignments announced

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert announced the following eight flag officer assignments late Friday in a Defense Department news release:

    • Nov. 18, 2013
  18. Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler officially handed over leadership of U.S. Strategic Command on Friday to Navy Adm. Cecil Haney. Colin Kelly / Staff

    Kehler hands over STRATCOM leadership

    Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler officially handed over leadership of U.S. Strategic Command on Friday to Navy Adm. Cecil Haney.

    • Nov. 15, 2013
  19. One-star assigned to lead Navy Medicine West

    Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham will be assigned as commander, Navy Medicine West/commander, Naval Medical Center San Diego, top Navy officials announced Tuesday in a Defense Department news release.

    • Nov. 13, 2013
  20. 8 flag officer assignments announced

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert announced the following flag officer assignments Monday:

    • Nov. 5, 2013
  21. Seaman to Admiral selectees announced

    The Navy has announced the names of 50 sailors to participate in the Seaman to Admiral-21 commissioning program this fiscal year, along with 26 alternates.

    • Oct. 30, 2013
  22. Report: Overhaul career tracks that feed general, admiral ranks

    The U.S. military likes to stock its general and admiral ranks with its best operators — the battle commanders, the fighter pilots, the ship captains.

    • Oct. 29, 2013
  23. Capt. Ted Williams was relieved of command of the amphibious command ship Mount Whitney in November 2012. Navy

    6th Fleet command ship firing remains a mystery

    A heavily redacted investigative report on the Nov. 19, 2012, firing of Capt. Ted Williams from the amphibious command ship Mount Whitney sheds little light on what sank the officer's career.

    • Oct. 26, 2013
  24. Sailors and Marines line up in formation before an all-hands call on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship Boxer in September. The Navy said Oct. 25 it has no intention of using involuntary separations this year. MCSN Conor Minto/Navy

    Navy: No intention to involuntarily separate sailors in 2014

    Navy officials are insisting that involuntary separations of sailors would be unlikely this year, despite looming budget cuts.

    • Oct. 25, 2013
  25. 3 flag officer assignments announced

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert announced the following flag officer assignments Friday:

    • Oct. 18, 2013
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