SECNAV Directs Review of Security Procedures


Story Number: NNS130917-13Release Date: 9/17/2013 1:23:00 PM
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From Secretary of the Navy Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus directed a rapid review of Navy and Marine Corps' security procedures Sept. 17 at military bases in the United States.

"Our Sailors, Marines, and civilians are familiar with the dangers of service, but our security is something we can never take for granted," said Mabus. "I ordered a review of every Navy and Marine Corps base in the United States to ensure that we live up to our responsibility of taking care of our people."

Adm. William E. Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, will lead the review for the Navy. Lt. Gen. Rick Tryon, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, will lead the review for the Marine Corps.

The review is to be submitted to Mabus by Oct. 1, two weeks after the Washington Navy Yard shooting Sept. 16.

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130917-N-MM437-110 WASHINGTON (Sept. 17, 2013) Cpl. Mason of Naval District Washington Police and Metropolitan Police Department police officer Morawski guard the front entrance to the Washington Navy Yard. The base is restricted Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 to mission essential personnel and first responders during the investigation of a fatal shooting. (U.S. Navy photo by Chatney Auger/Released)
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