The U.S. Navy is looking to reevaluate its structure next year for a potential long-term reorganization of budget, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. The service branch's 2019 force structure assessment will focus on the fleet's composition and determine the need in adjustments for each type of ship, said Vice Adm. William Merz, deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems.Read More »
Navy Vice Adm. William Merz, deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems (N9), has said the service will carry out a force structure assessment in 2019, Defense News reported Wednesday. Merz said Wednesday at the Defense News Conference the FSA will call for regional threat commanders to gauge the perception of threat and subject that evaluation to war games for potential analysis by independent study teams.
Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) William Merz has been named director of the undersea warfare division, or N97, at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and promoted to rear admiral upper half. He most recently served as commander of the Navy’s Task Force 74, Submarine Group Seven and Task Force …Read More »