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2010-11-15 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will give a major address at Hudson Institute focusing on the current state of the Navy, its future, the strategic consequences for the United States and its allies, and the nation's position as a great power. A question and answer session will follow his address. When: November 16, 2010, 1:30 - 2:30 PM Where: Hudson...

2010-04-07 05:40:00

Top ranking Navy officials have confirmed that a ban on smoking on submarines is being seriously considered, according to various media reports Tuesday. According to a March 23 article in Navy Times magazine, Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, is quoted as saying the Armed Forces branch was "going to stop smoking on submarines." On April 6, Submarine Force spokesman Lieutenant Commander Mark Jones clarified those remarks, telling the AFP, "We are currently looking at changing...

2009-10-20 15:42:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead, the principal naval advisor to President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, will speak at Carnegie Mellon University about "America's Global Navy: In the Middle East and Beyond." Admiral Roughead is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and leads the U.S. Navy's more than 600,000 globally deployed sailors and civilians. During his lecture, Roughead will...

2006-05-19 08:11:08

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The Pacific fleet of the U.S. Navy aims to step up the number of submarines and aircraft carriers in Asian waters to patrol the region and ensure security, its commander said on Friday. "It is clear to us the prosperity of (the) economy in the region depends on security," official news agency Bernama quoted Admiral Gary Roughead, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, as telling local reporters during a visit to Malaysia. He gave no further details of the...

2006-02-14 17:18:07

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will mount this summer its biggest show of naval power in the Pacific in at least 10 years, with exercises involving four aircraft carriers, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said on Tuesday. The announcement by Adm. Gary Roughead was in line with Pentagon orders unveiled this month to boost the U.S. Navy's presence in the Pacific, said Capt. Matt Brown, a fleet spokesman. Four aircraft carrier strike groups will take part in three...

2006-02-01 01:51:15

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - A maritime terrorist attack in the Malacca Strait could send economic shockwaves around the world even it was not a major strike, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said on Wednesday. Admiral Gary Roughead said the risk of a terrorist attack in the strait shared by Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore, one of the world's busiest sea routes, continued to rise along with the increase in global shipping and continued piracy. "The Strait...

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