Tag Archives: Ashton Carter

Peter Cook: Budget Woes Put Military Readiness, Training at Risk

Pentagon Spokesperson Peter Cook has reiterated that budget uncertainty will endanger the U.S. military’s readiness and training programs, DoD News reported Thursday. Cook told reporters in Washington that the threat posed by sequestration to the readiness of the U.S. armed forces highlights the need to stabilize funding for defense operations, …

Read More »

Ashton Carter: DoD Should Accelerate Tech Dev’t Efforts

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has visited the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island, to receive a classified briefing on the facility’s unmanned undersea vehicle technology, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Jennifer McDermott writes Carter has said the Defense Department should emulate the NUWC facility’s efforts to accelerate the development …

Read More »

Ashton Carter Opposes Provision to Separate Defense R&D, Procurement Functions

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said he opposes language in a draft fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill to separate military procurement and research and engineering functions into two proposed organizations, DoD News reported Wednesday. “I couldn’t support something that supports that separation, I just know better,” Carter was quoted as saying by …

Read More »

Ashton Carter: US, Vietnam Eye Closer Security Ties After Removal of Arms Trade Restrictions

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter supports President Barack Obama’s decision to fully lift a weapon sales ban the U.S. government had previously imposed on Vietnam, DoD News reported Tuesday. “Bilaterally, this allows us to make yet further advances in what really is an historic military-to-military relationship with Vietnam,” Carter was quoted as saying. “I think …

Read More »

Pentagon Swears in Army Secretary Eric Fanning

Eric Fanning took his official oath of office as the 22nd U.S. Army secretary during a ceremony held Wednesday at the Pentagon, the Army News Service reported Thursday. Gary Sheftick writes Fanning will oversee management, training and equipping of military personnel across the Army. He was nominated by President Obama for the service branch’s top …

Read More »

Senate Unanimously Approves Eric Fanning as Army Secretary

The Senate confirmed Eric Fanning as secretary of the U.S. Army through a unanimous voice vote Tuesday, Reuters reported Tuesday. Patricia Zengerle writes Fanning, a former undersecretary of the Air Force and chief of staff to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, received Senate confirmation to take the Army’s no.1 civilian post eight months after President …

Read More »

Jan Tighe Nominated for Navy Intell Director Post

Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, commander of the Fleet Cyber Command and 10th fleet at the U.S. Navy, has been nominated to serve as deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare under the office of the chief of naval operations. President Barack Obama also nominated Tighe as director of naval intelligence at …

Read More »

Rear Adm. Thomas Moore Nominated NAVSEA Chief

Rear Adm. Thomas Moore, program executive officer for aircraft carriers at the U.S. Navy, has been nominated commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday President Barack Obama also endorsed the 35-year Navy veteran for promotion to the rank of vice admiral. Moore will be replaced …

Read More »