Soundings Podcast: CNO Discusses Ownership in Naval Profession

Moderator: Welcome to Soundings, the official podcast of the Chief of Naval Operations. On this podcast we have discussed each of the four core attributes: accountability, initiative, integrity and toughness. Today, we talk with Adm. Richardson about ownership in our Navy. Sir, let’s start by simply asking how you think about ownership as it applies …

SECNAV’s Letter to the Force: Department of the Navy’s Mission, Vision and Priorities

On Aug. 29, 2017, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer released a memorandum that outlined the Department of the Navy mission, vision and priorities. The memo’s text is below. The original document is also available for download. Sailors, Marines and Civilian Teammates, As I stated in my confirmation hearing, I have discussed priorities that …

From Sea to Space: NASA Selects Two Sailors for 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class

Two Sailors are on their way to join the growing list of Navy astronauts! NASA announced June 7 that Lt. Kayla Barron and Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Dominick were selected from a record breaking 18,300 applicants to join its 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class of just 12 people. Barron and Dominick as well as their fellow astronaut candidates will return …

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Richardson: See toxic behavior? Intervene, stop, report

The following message was released fleetwide by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson as NAVADMIN 066/17 on March, 21, 2017. The United States Navy is a high-performing combat team that strives to be its best, in both competence and character, every day. We push ourselves and our shipmates to perform at the highest levels …

No Bystanders

The following message was sent by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson to all commanders fleetwide. Team, we have a problem and we need to solve it. Really solve it – not put a band-aid on it, not whitewash over it, not look the other way. The discovery of on-line sites that degrade the female …