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  • Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John M. Richardson delivers remarks during the CNOs' 23rd International Seapower Symposium (ISS) at the U.S. Naval War College. More than 180 senior officers and civilians from more than 100 countries including many of the senior-most officers from those countries' navies and coast guards, are attending the biennial event Sept. 18-21. This year's theme is "Security, Order, Prosperity," and will feature guest speakers and panel discussions to explore the common security challenges of maritime nations. First held in 1969, ISS has become the largest gathering of maritime leaders in history and provides a forum for senior international leaders to create and solidify solutions to shared challenges and threats in ways that are in the interests of individual nations.
 U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Luke McCall (Released)  180919-N-JY604-038
  • Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, left, congratulates Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith after announcing his selection as the 15th MCPON. Following a comprehensive review of potential candidates, Smith will serve as the senior-ranking enlisted leader and advisor to the CNO.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Villegas (Released)  180829-N-YG104-0245
  • Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson fields question from the audience during an all hands call while visiting Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. The engagement is part of a multi-day trip to visit commands, Sailors and government employees stationed in the San Diego area.  U.S. Navy photo by Rick Naystatt (Released)  180822-N-UN340-005
  • Representing the U.S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, joined by New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) President Stacey Cunningham, rings The Opening Bell at the NYSE in honor of more than 630,000 active and reserve U.S. Navy Sailors, and Navy Civilians operating around the world who protect America, safeguard maritime security and enable economic prosperity. U.S. Navy photo by Courtney Crow (Released)  180816-N-N0101-009
  • Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson engages with Chilean navy leadership aboard the Chilean navy flag ship CNS Williams (FF 19) to strengthen the US-Chile naval partnership and recognize their contributions as a leader in Pacific maritime security. During the visit, Richardson toured Chilean navy facilities, presented awards to Chilean naval officers, and met with his Chilean counterpart, Adm. Julio Leiva Molina. CNO is on a multi-day trip to South America to strengthen partnerships and seek more opportunities for combined operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio (Released)  180728-N-ES994-037
  • Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson delivers remarks at the second annual Defense News Conference in Arlington, Va. Richardson discussed global naval great power competition and the Navy's role within the National Defense Strategy.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Raymond D. Diaz III (Released)  180905-N-BB269-0014
  • Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson, left, and Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert P. Burke deliver remarks on camera during a live all-hands call at the Pentagon. The event was held to answer questions from the fleet and to announce upcoming changes and updates to Navy policies.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Raymond D. Diaz III (Released)  180710-N-BB269-001
  • We will earn the privilege to be called U.S. Navy Sailors each and every day -- as individuals, in our teams, and as a fleet. Our Navy will be characterized by deep respect for members of our Navy team, reassurance for our allies and partners, and regrets for those who oppose us. We will continue challenging ourselves at every level to be the best in the world at what we do.  By dedicating our hearts and minds to this calling, we will finish 2018 as the safest Navy for our Sailors, the most rewarding for our partners, and the most lethal Navy for our enemies.  Let's get to it.

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