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How Female Officers Forced The Navy To Back Down On Uniform Changes
The bucket cover and other items have been saved by an act of Congress, and the Navy won’t easily be able to force future changes.
Sen. John McCain, from Arizona and the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, listens as Army Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks during a hearing in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.
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McCain Slams Mabus For ‘Tinkering’ With Navy Job Titles
John McCain calls out Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus over attempt to drop job ratings, saying it “defied basic common sense.”
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Leadership
‘Change For The Sake Of Change’ Seems To Be The Navy Secretary’s Motto
Secretary Mabus has offered dozens of solutions in search of problems during his tenure.
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Navy Warship To Be Named After Legendary Marine John Basilone
Basilone is the only enlisted Marine to have receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross, the nation’s top two medals for combat valor.
Sailors cross the brow of the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) after arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific region.
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The Navy Wants DoD To Bring Back Extended Deployment Pay
The Navy wants the Defense Department to pay sailors extra when their deployments exceed 220 days.
U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen from the Class of 2016 take the oath of office at the graduation and commissioning ceremony at Navy/Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Leadership
Hey Navy: Here’s One Tradition Women Actually Want To Keep
Navy leadership is imposing masculine dress uniform changes on its servicewomen that no one wants.
An M-198 155mm Howitzer of the US Marines firing at Fallujah, Iraq, during the Second Battle of Fallujah.
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When Will The Battle Of Fallujah Get The Recognition It Deserves?
More than 120 Americans were killed in the two battles of Fallujah in the spring and fall of 2004.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus responds to his critics in an interview with Task & Purpose, Jan. 28, 2016.
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Mabus: Marine Corps Standards Will Not Be Lowered For Gender Integration
In a Task & Purpose exclusive, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus promised not to lower standards when women join Marine Corps combat units.
Donna Ouellette, mother of fallen Marine Cpl. Michael W. Ouellette, has a room in her home that honors the memory of her son with plaques, shadow boxes, photographs and a drawing that depicts the fallen squad leader.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: This Corporal Died Leading His Marines Until The Very End
Though mortally wounded by a roadside bomb, Cpl. Michael Ouellette remained a calm and composed leader under fire.
A company of graduating officers from Officer Training Command in Newport, Rhode Island, render honors during a graduation ceremony.
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It’s Not The Uniform That Matters
The Navy’s new “gender-neutral” uniforms don’t detract from the value women bring to the military.
Then-commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., speaks to Cpl. Allison M. Devries, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, about the future of the Corps, Feb. 3, 2015.
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The Marine Corps’ Approach To Studying Women In Combat Jobs Was Flawed From The Start
It is no longer sufficient to argue that because most women are not as strong as most men, all women should be denied the opportunity to serve.
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What The Navy’s New Maternity Leave Policy Means For Recruitment And Retention Efforts
This change marks a concrete step by the Navy to address poor retention rates among female sailors.
150513-N-LV331-004 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 13, 2015) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announces the Department of the Navy Talent Management Initiatives at the U.S. Naval Academy. The initiatives are broken up into sections including the Navy and Marine Corps fitness culture, uniforms, adaptive workforce and performance based advancement. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)
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What Secretary Mabus’ Reforms Mean For The Future Of The Navy
Secretary Mabus has set the conditions to bring big change to the Navy and the way it recognizes its personnel. Now, he must make those changes a reality.