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Adm. John Richardson Releases Navy Civilian Workforce Framework

Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, has issued a framework on how to help boost the U.S. Navy‘s civilian workforce and called on other commands to develop strategies that will support service branch-wide goals, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes the framework covers a model for a civilian Navy …

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Bill Moran Nominated as Vice Chief of Naval Operations

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 …

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Report: Air Force-Congress Talks Key on A-10 Retirement, F-35A Initial Operation Plans

Negotiations between the U.S. Air Force and Congress are focused on the branch’s plans to retire some A-10 planes and reassign maintenance personnel to prepare for the initial operational capability of the F-35A, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes that a compromise would mean only three squadrons or 72 A-10 planes will face retirement instead …

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James Amos Updates Marine Corps 2016 Drawdown Numbers

Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, has revealed that another 8,000 Marines may have to leave active duty as a result of defense budget cuts, Military Times reported Wednesday. Dan Lamothe writes that number comes on top of a planned drawdown of 20,000 personnel by late 2016 that …

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