SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead was the keynote speaker at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco Aug. 5.
CNO spoke at the World Affairs Council of Northern California to address the U.S. Navy's global influence and the emerging security environment.
"Suffice it to say that our Navy is on every continent and in every ocean, reassuring, strengthening, developing old and new emerging partners to support the stable world order," said Roughead.
CNO went on to address how the Navy is doing its part to contribute to an ever-changing global environment with an increasing demand for naval influence both domestically and abroad.
He also spoke about how the current Navy faces much different challenges than those of the past but is able to embrace them because of the extraordinarily high standard from which it operates.
"This time is different for all of us," said Roughead. "But what is not different is the need for a Navy, and I'm very proud of what that Navy does every day in every ocean."
Roughead also visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., during his trip to San Francisco and received a first hand look at different scientific and technological systems being researched in order to improve national security.
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