Adm. John Richardson relieved Adm. Jonathan Greenert as the US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) in a ceremony, Sept. 18, at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Richardson became the 31st CNO, the Navy’s most senior officer and, as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a principle advisor to the Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of the Defense and the President.
The new CNO briefly discussed his worldview and the optimism he has for the future.
In his farewell speech, Greenert, after four years as CNO and 40 years of honorable service as a Naval officer, thanked those who served with him during his tenure, his friends, family and the men and women serving in the U.S. Navy.
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