U.S. Navy tackles cyber threats

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy announced it will merge its communications, intelligence and technology operations into one unit to address challenges in the information age.

Admiral dogged by sex scandal

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy Vice Adm. John Stufflebeem is entangled in an 18-year-old sex scandal that cost him a White House job many years ago, papers show.

Navy reviewing base requirements

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy is reviewing its long-term needs for bases around the world, a Navy spokesman says.

Navy seeks night-flying facility

NORFOLK, Va., March 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's top admiral said Tuesday the service will push for a new practice landing strip in Virginia or North Carolina.

U.S. admiral fired for alleged lying

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Vice Adm. John "Boomer" Stufflebeem has been fired as director of the U.S. Navy staff for lying during an investigation, a Navy spokesman said.

Gulf operations essence of Navy future

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A top U.S. Navy commander says recent naval operations in the Persian Gulf are symbolic of the new maritime strategy deployments expected for the future.

Navy marks 'Great White' launch

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy celebrated the centennial of the launching of the 16 battleships of the Great White Fleet in Norfolk, Va.

U.S. unveils new maritime strategy

NEWPORT, R.I., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. military officials unveiled the new U.S. maritime strategy at the International Seapower Symposium in Newport, R.I., Wednesday.

Roughead tasks over as U.S. Navy chief

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The new chief of naval operations, Navy Adm. Gary Roughead, assumed duties Friday as the chief of naval operations at a ceremony in Washington.

Report: Chinese sub tailed U.S. ships

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Chinese submarine coming within firing range of U.S. ships before detection indicates China is preparing for conflict with the United States, a report said. Defense officials said the Song-class diesel-powered attack submarine tailed the USS Kitty Hawk
Gary Roughead
Admiral Gary Roughead, Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, makes a courtesy call on the Japanese Defense Agency in Tokyo, Japan, on July 6, 2006. Roughhead shakes hands with Fukushiro Nukaga, the Japanese Minister of State for Defense. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori)

Gary Roughead (born July 15, 1951) is a United States Navy admiral who is serving as the 29th and current Chief of Naval Operations. He previously served as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, from May 17, 2007, to September 29, 2007. Prior to that he served as the 31st Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, from July 8, 2005, to May 8, 2007. He assumed his current assignment on September 29, 2007. On June 16, 2011, it was announced that he will retire from the Navy in September, 2011.

Roughead graduated from high school at Valley Forge Military Academy (Wayne, Pennsylvania) in 1969. He is a 1973 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a Surface Warfare Officer. His initial assignment was in the Weapons Department aboard the USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27). This was followed by duty as Executive Officer on the patrol gunboats USS Douglas (PG-100) and USS Tacoma (PG-92), the former home-ported in Naples, Italy. He was the commissioning Chief Engineer aboard the USS O'Bannon (DD-987) and Executive Officer on the USS Spruance (DD-963).

Tours ashore include assignments as Flag Lieutenant to Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; the Surface Warfare Analyst at the Navy's Office of Program Appraisal; Administrative Aide to the Secretary of the Navy; Executive Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Command; Commandant, United States Naval Academy; the Department of the Navy's Chief of Legislative Affairs; and most recently, Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command.

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