U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Bill Moran, chief of naval personnel, has been nominated to serve as vice chief of naval operations at the Pentagon.
Moran — who is also currently deputy chief of naval operations for manpower, personnel, training and education at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations — is also due for promotion to the rank of admiral, the Defense Department said Friday.
In his current role, Moran oversees an annual operating budget of $29 billion — with over 26,00 personnel under his helm — and leads the planning and programming of Navy manpower, personnel, training and education resources.
The scope of his responsibilities also covers the Navy Recruiting Command, Navy Personnel Command and Naval Education and Training Command.
Moran has served as a P-3 operational pilot and commanded Patrol Squadron 46 and Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2 and was also an instructor pilot with Patrol Squadron 30.
He also held roles such as assistant Washington placement officer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel, deputy director for Navy staff and executive assistant to the CNO and commander of U.S. Pacific Command.