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Vice Adm. Michael Gilday Senate-Confirmed as Chief of Naval Operations

The Senate has voted to promote Vice Adm. Michael Gilday to admiral and confirm his position as chief of naval operations, Military.com reported Thursday. Gilday, the current director of the Joint Staff, received Senate confirmation for the U.S. Navy role after the Senate Armed Services Committee’s vote of approval

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Report: Trump to Nominate Vice Adm. Michael Gilday as Chief of Naval Operations

resident Trump will nominate Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, to serve as the next chief of naval operations, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. A U.S. official said the president approved Gilday’s nomination for the post during a meeting with Navy officials at the White House on Wednesday.

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Report: Vice Adm. Michael Gilday Among Top Candidates for CNO Role

Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, has emerged as one of the top contenders for the role of chief of naval operations, Defense News reported Tuesday. Sources said Gilday would bring his experience in cyber warfare to the role if he were to be nominated and confirmed. He is former head of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and 10th Fleet.

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Navy Renames SPAWAR to Focus on Information Warfare

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command will operate under a new name as Naval Information Warfare Systems Command as part of increased focus on information warfare. Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced the name change during a recent Information Warfare Senior Leadership Symposium in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Navy said Monday

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Senate Taps Bill Moran, Robert Burke to Lead Naval Operations

The Senate confirmed Vice Adm. Robert Burke and Adm. Bill Moran as vice chief and chief of naval operations at the U.S. Navy respectively, USNI News reported Friday. Moran will succeed Adm. John Richardson as chief of naval operations while Burke is slated to be elevated as admiral after he assumes the vice chief role.

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Navy Planning to Acquire First Large Surface Combatant Ship in FY 2025

The U.S. Navy delayed its acquisition of an initial Large Surface Combatant ship from fiscal year 2023 to FY 2025, USNI News reported Friday. Ron O’Rourke, naval affairs specialist for the Congressional Research Service, said he believes the lead LSC vessel did not appear in the FY 2020 budget request because it is scheduled for FY25. However, the Navy is looking to accelerate the acquisition process which may lead to the LSC effort being covered by an earlier budget proposal.

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Navy Seeking to Establish Analytics Unit Addressing Fleet Readiness

Adm. Christopher Grady, head of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, said during the WEST 2019 conference he intends to create a Fleet Analytics Office supporting the U.S. Navy fleet readiness efforts, USNI reported Tuesday. Grady noted that the new office will use real-time reporting systems to handle data collection and risk assessment operations under the Revolutionize Readiness Campaign Plan initiative.

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Navy Expects USS Gerald R. Ford’s Advanced Arresting Gear Ready in 2019

The U.S. Navy aims to begin the expansion of aircrafts that can be launched and recovered from the next-generation aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford by end of 2019, USNI News reported Wednesday. Commander Mehdi Akacem, Ford’s air boss, said the service awaits the launch and recovery bulletins needed to put the ship’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear in service. 

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