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This is interesting, President Trump jumps past all the current 4-star Admirals and nominates a 3-star for the CNO role.

I expect they’ll find no skeletons in his closet, he’s a good guy (we were in the same company and Class of 1985 at USNA).

Background coming from commanding 10th Fleet (Navy Cyber Command) is also relevant.


Trump to Nominate Vice Adm. Mike Gilday to Lead Navy

A three-star surface warfare officer is set to be the Trump Administration’s nominee to lead the Navy, after the previous candidate unexpectedly asked to retire, USNI News has confirmed.

On Wednesday, the White House agreed to put forward Vice Adm. Mike Gilday to be the 32nd Chief of Naval Operations, reported The Wall Street Journal. USNI News has independently confirmed the facts in the story.

Gilday, currently the director of the Joint Staff, will replace Adm. Bill Moran as the nominee to replace outgoing CNO Adm. John Richardson, who is bound by law to step down from the position by Sept. 17.

By picking Gilday, the former commander of U.S. 10th Fleet and the Navy’s cyber arm, the administration is bypassing seven sitting four-star admirals in a move that is largely without recent precedent. The last time a three-star was nominated to lead the Navy was when then-Vice Adm. Elmo Zumwalt was nominated to be CNO in 1970.

A defense official knowledgeable with the selection process said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer had considered nominating current U.S. Fleet Forces Command commander Adm. Christopher Grady as the CNO nominee but instead decided to pull a candidate from the three-star pool.

“There was a determination all of the four-stars needed to stay where they are right now,” a defense official told USNI News on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, the Navy said “all three- and four-star admirals are eligible to be recommended for service as the CNO. The Secretary of the Navy will make his recommendation based on who is the best and most fully qualified officer for the position.”

Moran stepped down from consideration for the CNO job amidst an investigation into an ongoing professional relationship he maintained via email with a now-former public affairs officer who had been accused of mistreating multiple women at a 2016 holiday party.

USNI News understands the content of the emails were not concerning, but the relationship was enough for Spencer to question Moran’s judgement. Moran requested to retire on Sunday.

Gilday is a career surface warfare officer and 1985 U.S. Naval Academy graduate.

At sea, Gilday commanded guided-missile destroyers USS Higgins (DDG-76) and USS Benfold (DDG-65), Destroyer Squadron 7, and Carrier Strike Group 8 aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).

As a flag officer, Gilday served as director of operations for NATO’s Joint Force Command Lisbon; as chief of staff for Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO; director of operations for U.S. Cyber Command; and in his current role as director of operations for the Joint Staff. He also previously served as the executive assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a naval aide to the White House.

https://news.usni.org/2019/07/...-gilday-to-lead-navy



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"Secretariat".
(as was ADM Arleigh Burke)




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An online bio of him said he was on USS Princeton CG-59 when I was. I do not remember him though




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There will be a number of admirals submitting their retirements in short order I suspect?

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An online bio of him said he was on USS Princeton CG-59 when I was. I do not remember him though

Perhaps a date error...happens.

Friend of mine served with him when he was CO of the Higgins DDG-76, she couldn't say enough good things about him. Very GTG.

As a commenter pointed out on another page, encouraging that this CNO has a Combat Action Ribbon, perhaps he'll get the Navy to understand how to play offense now, and get away from the defensive nature of the current surface force.
 
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There will be a number of admirals submitting their retirements in short order I suspect?


Bypassing the pool of 4-stars was a subtle signal. I wonder if they are considered “Obama’s picks”?

Mike is the real deal. It would be excellent to have the military led by warriors, not SJWs.



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An online bio of him said he was on USS Princeton CG-59 when I was. I do not remember him though

Perhaps a date error...happens.

Friend of mine served with him when he was CO of the Higgins DDG-76, she couldn't say enough good things about him. Very GTG.

As a commenter pointed out on another page, encouraging that this CNO has a Combat Action Ribbon, perhaps he'll get the Navy to understand how to play offense now, and get away from the defensive nature of the current surface force.


The bio said he was onboard when we hit the mines so More likely he was just one of the Jo's I didn't interact with enough for me to remember him, it's been almost 30 years ago and my memory just ain't what it use to be, heck i'd have think some to remember the names of everyone I worked with everyday Smile




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I concur with your conclusion.
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There will be a number of admirals submitting their retirements in short order I suspect?


Bypassing the pool of 4-stars was a subtle signal. I wonder if they are considered “Obama’s picks”?

Mike is the real deal. It would be excellent to have the military led by warriors, not SJWs.


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An online bio of him said he was on USS Princeton CG-59 when I was. I do not remember him though

Perhaps a date error...happens.

Friend of mine served with him when he was CO of the Higgins DDG-76, she couldn't say enough good things about him. Very GTG.

As a commenter pointed out on another page, encouraging that this CNO has a Combat Action Ribbon, perhaps he'll get the Navy to understand how to play offense now, and get away from the defensive nature of the current surface force.


The bio said he was onboard when we hit the mines so More likely he was just one of the Jo's I didn't interact with enough for me to remember him, it's been almost 30 years ago and my memory just ain't what it use to be, heck i'd have think some to remember the names of everyone I worked with everyday Smile

Got your old cruise book somewhere....maybe he was on the embarked DESRON staff.
 
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I don't know the relative merits of the nominees - hopefully both are qualified - but this caught my eye
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Moran stepped down from consideration for the CNO job amidst an investigation into an ongoing professional relationship he maintained via email with a now-former public affairs officer who had been accused of mistreating multiple women at a 2016 holiday party.

That seems to imply that one need not mistreat people oneself to be a pariah, you can become unworthy merely by not shunning anyone accused of it, whether or not they ever get charged or convicted.

Treated guilty as soon as accused - the accused and their associates both? How did we get to this sorry state?
 
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That seems to imply that one need not mistreat people oneself to be a pariah, you can become unworthy merely by not shunning anyone accused of it, whether or not they ever get charged or convicted.

Treated guilty as soon as accused - the accused and their associates both? How did we get to this sorry state?

Moran was expected to have fired his spokesman, Cdr Servello after getting too handsy at a Pentagon Christmas Party; Cdr Servello was 'that guy' at the party. If you're an officer working your way up the ranks, you need to keep your scandals and questionable associations clean. Right or, wrong, the higher you rise, the more political calculations will affect your career. Adm Moran instead of pulling Servello into his office and saying, 'You fucked-up, the only way you can remain in uniform is I reassign you.' Instead, Moran kept him in position.
 
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The current batch of four stars were evaluated as needing to stay where they are. There is a lot going on and continuity is very important.




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I don't know the relative merits of the nominees - hopefully both are qualified - but this caught my eye
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Moran stepped down from consideration for the CNO job amidst an investigation into an ongoing professional relationship he maintained via email with a now-former public affairs officer who had been accused of mistreating multiple women at a 2016 holiday party.

That seems to imply that one need not mistreat people oneself to be a pariah, you can become unworthy merely by not shunning anyone accused of it, whether or not they ever get charged or convicted.

Treated guilty as soon as accused - the accused and their associates both? How did we get to this sorry state?


I looked thought it but the format of that cruise book leaves a lot to be desired. Lots of group shots of divisions or departments with oly the department head named. USS Princeton Cruise Book


My photo is in there but my name cant be found.anywhere
Thats me in the center of the first photo with aunglasses wearung the float coat




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I know nothing about any of the 4 stars, but am glad to see President Trump by-passing Obama appointed 4 stars.

Obama was working the social justice warriors into every nook and cranny of our Government including our Military.

Top leadership in every branch and sector needs to be viewed with skepticism.



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