The new Vice Chief of Naval Operations will be Admiral Bill Moran, the Chief of Naval Personnel, if the Senate confirms him. He’ll replace Admiral Michelle Howard; she’s the nominee to become Commander of US Naval Forces Europe. Admiral John Harvey (USN ret.) is former Chief of Naval Personnel, former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, and former Commander of US Fleet Forces Command. He’s now Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He discussed the significance of a personnel leader to become VCNO on National Defense Week.
Photo: Vice Adm. William F. Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel, speaks to Sailors during an all-hands call aboard USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy)