16 November 1998 20 January 2001
Letters to the Navy
and Marine Corps
- Farewell remarks by the departing 71st Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Richard Danzig, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., 19 January 2001
- Remarks at the press briefing for the release of the JAGMAN Investigation in the case of USS Cole (DDG 67)
the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 19 January 2001
- The 2000 Marine Corps Birthday message.
- Remarks at the Memorial Service for the crew of USS Cole (DDG 67), Norfolk, Va., 18 October 2000
- The 2000 Navy Birthday message.
- A Commitment to Principles article from the October Sea Power magazine
- Full audio of Secretary Danzig's remarks at the retirement ceremony for Adm. Jay L. Johnson, the Navy's 26th CNO, at the U.S. Naval Academy, 21 July 2000. [This is streaming audio]
- Transcript of the Secretary's briefing on DD 21 and Electric Drive, 6 Jan. 2000
- Statement to the Fleet on Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment, Dec. 1999
- Interview: Always There When the Nation Calls, by Senior Editor Gordon I. Peterson, in the October 1999 Sea Power. Reproduced courtesy of the Navy League of the United States.
- Transcript of news conference on the release of the study on the need for Vieques, 15 July 1999 [52 kb .PDF]
- An Essay The Big Three: Our Greatest Security Risks and How to Address Them, February 1999
- Full audio of Secretary Danzig appearing on the The Diane Rehm Show, 13 January 1999. [48 min.] Used with the express permission of WAMU FM, American University, Washington, D.C. [This is streaming audio]
- Transcript of interview with Diane Rehm, WAMU FM/National Public Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, 13 January 1999. Used with the express permission of WAMU FM, American University, Washington, D.C.
Speeches - 2001
Note: Speeches listed as "prepared for delivery" were not delivered
due to change of schedule, etc.
- Edited remarks as delivered at the Presentation of Fisher Award to SECDEF, Arlington, Va., 11 January 2001
- Remarks as delivered at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) Annual Banquet, Arlington, Va., 11 January 2001
- Remarks as delivered at the Press Conference for the
Naming of Nitze (DDG 94), the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., 10 January 2001
Speeches - 2000
Note: Speeches listed as "prepared for delivery" were not delivered
due to change of schedule, etc.
- Edited remarks at the Commemoration of the Korean War's
Chosin-Hungnam Operation of 1950, Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., 12 December 2000
- Edited remarks at the National Academy of Public Administration
Webb Lecture Series, Washington, D.C., 17 November 2000
- Edited remarks at the Recruiters of the Year Luncheon, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 15 November 2000
- Edited remarks at the Atlanta Rotary Club Luncheon, Atlanta, Ga.,
13 November 2000
- Edited remarks at the Navy College Program President's Day Dinner, Norfolk, Va.,
1 November 2000
- Edited remarks at the Naming of Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark University, Portland, Ore., 27 October 2000
- Edited remarks at the Admiral Don Pilling (VCNO) Retirement Ceremony, Memorial Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 6 October 2000
- Statement announcing the awarding of the contract for NMCI, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 6 October 2000
- Edited remarks at the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Kickoff, The Pentagon, Arlington, Va., 29 September 2000
- Edited remarks at the IDA-OSD (PA&E) Conference on the All Volunteer Force Institute for Defense Analysis, Alexandria, Va., 28 September 2000
- Edited remarks at the Association of Naval Service Officer Annual Banquet, Annapolis, Md. , 14 September 2000
- Edited remarks at the Commander, Naval Recruiting Command Change of Command ceremonies, Millington, Tenn., 8 September 2000
- Edited remarks at the Rhode Island Business Leaders Day, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., 7 September 2000
- Edited remarks at the Captain Robert Dexter Conrad Award Presentation
to Dr. Timothy Coffey, Director of Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., 24 August 2000
- Edited remarks at the Vice Admiral Lee F. Gunn Retirement Ceremony, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., 22 August 2000
- Edited remarks at the COMNAVSURFLANT Change of Command and
Retirement Ceremony for Admiral Hank Giffin, Norfolk, Va., 27 July 2000
- Edited remarks at the Chief of Naval Operations Change of Command, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 21 July 2000
- Edited remarks at the Farewell ceremony in honor of the Honorable Jerry Hultin, Under Secretary of the Navy, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., 14 July 2000
- Edited remarks at the Christening of McCampbell (DDG 85), Bath, Me., 2 July 2000
- Edited remarks at the Current Strategy Forum at the Naval War College, Newport, R.I., 13 June 2000
- Edited remarks at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Bicentennial Gala, Yoken's Conference Center, Portsmouth, N.H., 9 June 2000
- Edited remarks at the Captain Joe Taussig Memorial Dedication Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., 30 May 2000
- Edited remarks introducing the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at U.S. Naval Academy Graduation and Commissioning Ceremonies , Annapolis, Md., 24 May 2000
- Fletcher School and "the Big Three" Edited remarks at the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, International Security Studies Program, Medford, Mass., 16 May 2000
- Edited remarks at the Navy Memorial Fantail Club Breakfast, The U.S. Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., 10 May 2000
- Edited remarks at the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and
Association of Naval Aviation Symposium and Convention banquet, National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Fla., 5 May 2000
- Edited remarks at the Business Executives for National Security luncheon, The Pentagon, Arlington, Va., 4 May 2000
- Edited remarks at the Department of Navy Senior Executive Service Conference, Alexandria, Va., 3 May 2000
- Edited remarks at the U.S. Naval Institute, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 26 April 2000
- Edited remarks at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition Luncheon, Washington, D.C., 18 April 2000
- Edited remarks at the Forrestal Lecture Series, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 17 April 2000
- Edited remarks at the Memorial Service for Marines Lost in the MV-22 Osprey Mishap on April 8, 2000, Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md., 13 April 2000
- Edited remarks at the USS Hawaii (SSN 776) Naming Ceremony at the Bowfin Memorial Museum, Pearl Harbor, Hi., 9 April 2000
- Edited remarks at the All Hands Call aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Yokosuka, Japan, 4 April 2000
- Edited remarks at the Navy Inspector General Conference, Chantilly, Va., 20 March 2000
- Making Innovation Stick Edited remarks at the Naval War College Spring Intersessional Conference on Innovation, Newport, R.I., 9 March 2000
- Edited remarks at the Navy All Flag Officers Conference, Arlington, Va., 26 January 2000
- Edited remarks at the New Flag Officers / SES Conference, Arlington, Va., 20 January 2000
- Edited remarks by Mrs. Andrea Danzig (read by The Hon. Richard Danzig) at the Mentors Luncheon for Navy Flag Selectees Spouses , Arlington, Va., 18 January 2000
Photos by Chief Photographer's Mate Dolores L. Parlato, USN, unless otherwise noted.
- Korean War Commemoration. Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 2000 The Secretary opens the Korean War Chosin-Hungman Commemoration held at the Navy Memorial on 12 Dec. in Washington, D.C. This event is part of the Korean War Commemorative events being held during the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. This event was the east coast "twin" of two events to commemorate the late-1950 allied Chosin-Hungnam operations, and focused on the Hungman portion of the operation, particularly the combined sea services, and joint and allied roles in the amphibious evacutation of ground forces and Korean refugees. The west coast event took place on 7 December at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and was attended by approximately 6,500 people. [001212-N-5636P-004] Dec. 12, 2000.
- Visiting the troops. Raleigh, N.C., Dec. 12, 2000 The Secretary of the Navy stopped in at the Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Raleigh, N.C., on 12 December 2000, to visit with Navy and Marine Corps recruiters and talk about recruiting efforts in the area. The Secretary was in Raleigh for a ship-naming ceremony. [001212-N-5636P-001]
- New connectivity. Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2000 Mr. Danzig logs onto the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) for the first time from his office in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The NMCI will facilitate better and more secure communication between Navy and Marine Corps commands and is the first of its kind within the military. [001210N-5636P-001] Dec. 10, 2000.
- A joyous welcome. Norfolk, Va., Nov. 3, 2000 The Secretary shakes hands with one of the 39 Sailors injured during the attack on the guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). The injured crew members, friends and family were all on hand to greet the remaining 216 Cole crewmembers who returned to an emotional welcome at the Naval Station Norfolk today. Behind the Secretary is Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Jim Herdt and to the right are Adm. Robert Natter, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations. [001103-N-5636P-001] Nov. 3, 2000
- Men of Honor. Washington, D.C., Oct. 21, 2000 Retired Master Chief Master Boatswain's Mate and Master Navy Diver Carl Brashear receives a hug of congratulations from his lady during a reception following a preview of Men of Honor. The film dramatizes BMCM Brashear's struggle to become a Navy Master Diver. Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig, left, Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen, and Cuba Gooding Jr., who portrayed Brashear in the movie, also attended the showing and reception. Secretary Cohen presented BMCM Brasher with the Secretary of Defense Award for Outstanding Public Service for 42 years of federal service both in the military and the federal civilian work force. The movie will be released Nov. 10. [001021-N-563P-001] Oct. 21, 2000. Also see the news story.
- USS Cole update. Wake Island, Oct. 13, 2000 The gravity of the attack on USS Cole is evident on the face of Secretary of the Navy Danzig as he talks to Washington on Oct. 13 [Oct. 14 on Wake Island]. The Secretary was in the air terminal at Wake Island, a refueling stop, when he received an update. He was on an unprecedented trip to China when he received word of the attack in Yemen. He immediately headed back to Washington.
- First SECNAV Visit to China. Shanghai, China, Oct. 13, 2000 Secretary Danzig met with Vice Adm. Zhao Guo Jun, Commander of China's East Sea Fleet, in Shanghai on 13 October 2000. The Secretary visited the People's Republic of China where he was scheduled to meet with military leaders in Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing. Unfortunately, the visit was cut short because of the bombing of USS Cole in Yemen. Mr. Danzig intention for visiting China was to build upon a renewed sense of goodwill and cooperation between the nation's navies fosterd most recently by successful reciprical port visits. The is the first visit by a U. S. Secretary of the Navy to China. [001013-N-5636P-001]
- Survivors of Squalus sinking. New London, Conn., Sept. 19, 2000 Secretary Danzig shakes hands with Donato "Dan" Persico, left, of Amsterdam, N.Y., at the Nautilus Museum in New London immediately following the naming ceremony of Momsen (DDG 92), to be constructed in the near future. Mr. Persico, as well as Carl Bryson, center, of New London, are survivors of USS Squalus, a submarine that sunk off the Isle of Shoals in May 1939. The destroyer is being named for Vice Adm. Charles B. Momsen, USN (Ret.), who developed the "Momsen Lung", a submarine escape breathing device. He also received a commendation from President Franklin D. Roosevelt for his efforts in the successful rescue of 33 crew members and the salvage of USS Squalus after it sank in 240 feet of water. Adm. Momsen died May 25, 1967. [000919-N-5636A-001]
- Up, up and Away! Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sept. 7, 2000 Ensign Jim Reilly, USNR, NASA astronaut who has flown on other Shuttle missions, speaks with Secretary Danzig near the launch pad of the space shuttle Atlantis at the Cape. The Secretary was in Florida to watch the launch of Atlantis on Sept. 8. The Navy and Marine Corps headed up the crew with USMC Col. Terrence W. Wilcutt as mission commander and Navy Cmdr. Scott D. Altman as the shuttle's pilot. [000907-N-5636A-001]
- Expressing Condolences. Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 2000 Secretary Danzig, at the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., writes his condolences to the Russian navy and the families of sailors lost in the tragedy of the Russian submarine Kursk. Kursk was lost with a crew of 118 on Aug. 13 in the Barents Sea during a Russian navy exercise. [000824-N-5636A-003].
- Dragon Eye. Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 2000 During a visit to the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C., Secretary Danzig assembles a Dragon Eye, a backpackable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), just as a Marine would in the field. Assisting Mr. Danzig and holding an outer wing panel is Chris Bovais, right, an aerospace engineer with NRL. Dragon Eye is used for "over the hill" reconnaissance, making it possible for small fighting units to gather aerial information from a safe distance. This technology is being developed by the Tactical Electronic Warfare Division of NRL. At the left is Dr. Fred E. Saalfeld, Executive Director and Technical Director of the Office of Naval Research. [000824-N-5636A-001]
- Swearing in of the 27th CNO. Annapolis, Md., July 21, 2000 Secretary Danzig swears in Admiral Vern Clark as the 27th Chief of Naval Operations during a change of office ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The guest speaker at the ceremony was Sen. John McCain of Arizona. Adm. Clark relieved Adm. Jay L. Johnson. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Tim Altevogt. [000721-N-7495A-003]
- CINCLANTFLT Change of Command. Norfolk, Va., June 23, 2000 Secretary Danzig recognized Admiral and Mrs. Vern Clark for their service during the Change of Command ceremony for the Commander in Chief U.S. Atlantic Fleet, which took place aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in Norfolk, Va., June 23, 2000. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Tina M. Ackerman. [000623-N-1110A-505]
- Public School #6, Manhattan. New York, N.Y., June 2, 2000 Secretary Danzig received a warm welcome when he visited Public School 6 in Manhattan on 2 June 2000. He handed out Navy key chains and small clear rubber balls with tiny submarines inside them. Mr. Danzig had attended PS 6 and one of the current second grade teachers had been a classmate of his in elementary school. [000602-N-5636A-001]
- Intergrated Power System. Philadelphia, Pa., June 1, 2000 NAVSEA engineer Ed Harvey explains the propulsion converter of the Intergrated Power System to Secretary Danzig at the NAVSEA Surface Ships Systems Engineering Complex in Philadelphia. The propulsion converter is part of the technology used in an electronic ship. Secretary Danzig also visited the Naval Foundry and Propeller Center in Philadelphia and watched the casting of a Virginia-class submarine propeller. [000601-N-5636A-001]
- Armed Forces Day 2000. Andrews Air Force Base, Md., May 19, 2000 Secretary Danzig presents a Navy coin to President Clinton during the opening ceremony for Armed Forces Day at Andrews Air Force Base. As guest speaker, President Clinton thanked the men and women of the Armed Forces for their sacrifices and dedication, mentioning that he took great pride in his collection of military coins given to him by service members. He then said that he would welcome new coins to add to his collection. It took a little time for Secretary Danzig to work his way through the crowd, but he made sure that the President's collection now includes a coin bearing the U. S. Navy and the Office of the Secretary of the Navy's official seals.
- JSF Tour. Palmdale, Calif., May 17, 2000 Secretary Danzig is given a tour of the Joint Strike Fighter assembly area by program officials at the plant in Palmdale, Calif. The JSF is a cooperative project between Boeing and Lockheed. Photo courtesy JSF Project.
- Hawaii named. Pearl Harbor Hi., Apr. 8, 2000 Secretary Danzig bows his head during the blessing of the Navy's newest submarine, Hawaii, during its naming ceremony held in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 8 April 2000. The ceremony was held at the Bowfin Submarine Memorial Museum, Pearl Harbor.
- SECNAV's Call. Yokosuka, Japan, Apr. 4, 2000 Secretary Danzig speaks to and answers questions from Sailors during "SECNAV's Call" in the hangar bay aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in Yokosuka, Japan, to where the ship is forward deployed. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Danny Ewing Jr.
- SECNAV Tours Japan. Yokosuka, Japan, Apr. 3, 2000 Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Robert Kreger demonstrates a satellite antenna system and control console to the Hon. Richard Danzig, Secretary of the Navy, onboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), Apr. 3. Mr. Danzig is touring Navy and Marine Corps bases around Japan this week, addressing issues ranging from quality of life to fleet readiness.
- Honorary Members Program. Washington, D.C., Mar. 23, 2000 Secretary Danzig makes comments during a ceremony in which former White House spokespersons Marlin Fitzwater and Mike McCurry were made honorary crewmembers of USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Mitscher (DDG 57) respectively. From left, Cdr. Alan E. Eschbach, prospective commanding officer, USS Arleigh Burke, Mr. Fitzwater, Mr. Danzig, and Mr. McCurry. The Honorary Members program is designed to raise public awareness of the Navy and Marine Corps. Photo by Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service.
- Posture Statement 2000. Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2000 Secretary Danzig testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on Feb. 10, 2000. Mr. Danzig is flanked by The Honorable Louis Caldera, left, Secretary of the Army, and The Honorable F. Whitten Peters, right, Secretary of the Air Force. The Secretaries presented their respective budgets to the committee for review.
- Visit to Kosovo. U.S. Army Captain Lee Flemming, Commander of Bravo Company, Camp Monthieth, Kosovo, talks with Secretary Danzig during a walking tour of the town of Gnjilane on 12 January 2000. Mr. Danzig was at Camp Monthieth to visit Navy Seabees and tour the camp in general. To the right of Mr. Danzig is his wife, Andrea, and to his left is Sylvia Poggioli, Senior European Corrospondent for National Public Radio.
- Fact Finding. The Netherlands, Jan. 10, 2000 Sergeant Major Fisscher, Operations Chief aboard the Dutch frigate HRMS Tjerk Hiddes, briefs Secretary Danzig during a visit to the ship in the Netherlands, 10 Jan. 2000. Mr. Danzig was on a fact-finding visit to the Royal Netherlands Navy to learn how they manage a variety of topics.
- 21st Century warship. Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2000 Secretary Danzig announced today that the new DD 21 will be the Navy's first class of ships to be powered by electric drive. The first of the DD 21 class of destroyers is expected to be in commission by the end of the decade. [See also the news release on this announcement.]
- Train as you fight. Arlington, Va., Nov. 16, 1999 Secretary Danzig is briefed by a project engineer with Naval Sea Systems Command on the Battle Force Tactical Training program during a demonstration in Crystal City on 16 Nov 1999. The program's goal is to "Train as you fight". Training aids, the same combat systems used in war time, would be located onboard ship and save time and money otherwise expended for training away from the command.
- Hearing on Vieques. Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 1999 Secretary Danzig testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee concerning the bombing range at Vieques, Puerto Rico, in Washington, DC, on 19 Oct 1999. Also with the Secretary were Adm. Jay Johnson, Chief of Naval Operations, and Commandant of the Marine Corp Gen. James L. Jones Jr.
- South Texas Visit. Naval Station Ingleside, Tex., Oct. 15, 1999 Secretary Danzig speaks with Sailors aboard USS Inchon (MCS 12) during a visit to south Texas Oct. 15. The Secretary spoke about the quality of life improvements Sailors will begin to see, such as the largest pay raise in nearly two years, the roll-back of Redux, and the reduction of gapped billets. He also took questions from the nearly 700 Sailors assembled. Mr. Danzig was also the guest speaker at the 224th Navy Ball held in Corpus Christi. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Charlo Whorton. Oct. 15, 1999.
- Norfolk Visit. Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Oct. 13, 1999 A Boatswain's Mate discusses the use of a needlegun Secretary Danzig during a demonstration onboard USS Caron (DD 970) in Norfolk, Va. The tools displayed on the table are examples of new equipment being incorporated into shipboard workcenters as part of the Smart Work program initiated by the Secretary.
- Navy hero. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, Sept. 24, 1999 Ensign Daniel Johnson, left, shakes hands with Seaman Steven Wright, Jr. after Ens. Johnson received the Navy/Marine Corps Medal for saving Wright's life. In the rescue on board USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), Ens. Johnson lost both feet and SN Wright lost a foot during a line handling accident. Secretary Danzig thanked both Sailors for their contributions to the Navy. Senator Jesse Helm (R-N.C.), far left, awarded the medal to Ens. Johnson whose parents are standing behind him.
- CFC Kick-off. The Pentagon, Sept. 15, 1999 The Honorable Richard Danzig, Secretary of the Navy, and the Honorable Jerry Hultin, Under Secretary of the Navy, talk with Donna Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and this year's National Chairman of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), following the kick-off ceremony for the 1999 CFC fund drive. Mr. Danzig made opening remarks during the ceremony and Ms. Shalala was the guest speaker.
- CNA Task Force. Arlington, Va., Sept. 9, 1999 The Honorable Richard Danzig, Secretary of the Navy, speaks to members of the Center for Naval Analysis (CNA) Personnel Task Force Sept. 9, 1999, in Arlington, Va., during their first meeting. The CNA task force, called by the Secretary, consists of civilian, Navy, Marine Corp and industry personnel who will meet over the next year to analyze the Navy's personnel requirements in 2015, and determine actions necessary now to meet those requirements.
Photos by Photographer's Mate Senior Chief Terry A. Cosgrove, USN, unless otherwise noted.
- Vieques Discussions. Washington, D.C., June 14, 1999 Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig (left) announced today that an understanding had been reached with the Governor of Puerto Rico Pedro Rossello (right) on the use of the Navy's bombing range on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. At the request of Gov. Rossello, Secretary Danzig directed that no land operations occur on Vieques, to include live or inert fire and that all aircraft exercises over Vieques will fly at an altitude of 10,000 feet or higher until a presidential panel concludes its deliberations in August.
- To the Class of '99. Annapolis, Md., May 26, 1999 Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig made brief remarks and introduced the keynote speaker Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen to the United States Naval Academy Class of 1999 and the 22,000 guest gathered to witness the ceremony in Navy & Marine Stadium.
- SECNAV in San Diego. San Diego, Ca., May 19, 1999 Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig visits with Sailors aboard the San Diego-based ship USS Valley Forge (CG 50) during his visit to southern California. The Secretary also visited USS Essex (LHD 2), the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, and addressed the Surface Navy Association.
- Right from the top. Bath, Me., April 17, 1999 Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig takes questions from crewmembers of the precommissioning unit of the destroyer O'Kane (DDG 77) on the ship's aft missile deck. Secretary Danzig visited with Sailors prior to attending the christening of the destroyer Winston S. Churchill at Bath Iron Works shipyard.
- Mayport visit. Mayport, Fla., Apr. 9, 1999 Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig addresses Sailors aboard the frigate USS Estocin (FFG 15) during his visit to the Mayport Naval Station. The Secretary visited several ships and squadrons and held meetings with Command Master Chief Petty Officers and the staff of Western Hemisphere Group.
- Addressing the Fourth Estate. Washington, D.C., April 6, 1999 Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig addresses members of the Washington media and of the National Press Club during his speech entitled "Questioning Answers for the Navy and Marine Corp". Following his address, Secretary Danzig answered questions from the group on such topics as enlisted and officer recruiting goals, integrated training for the Navy and Marine Corps and retention in the two services that he oversees.
- The State of the Navy. Washington, D.C., Mar. 2, 1999 Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig (center), along with his counterparts (right) Secretary of the Army Louis Caldera and (left) Acting Secretary of the Air Force F. Whitten Peters, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the posture of their respective military departments.
- The tale of the tapes. The Arabian Gulf, Feb. 18, 1999 Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig reviews video tape of missile launches and ship's operations during Operation Desert Fox while touring the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) Combat Information Center. While on board the Secretary was briefed on current operations, toured the ship and met with the crew. Mr. Danzig is traveling throughout the region visiting with Sailors and Marines and meeting with leaders from several Gulf nations.
- Navy arriving! Manama, Bahrain, Feb. 16, 1999 Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig arrives aboard USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) for briefings with the ship's commanding officer and the Marine Expeditionary Unit commander. While on board the Secretary also visited with Sailors and Marines on the mess decks and with Marines aviators in the ship's ready room. Secretary Danzig is visiting Navy units and host country officials in the Arabian Gulf region.
- Go Navy!. The Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Dec. 4, 1998 Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig delivers his two-word message, "BEAT ARMY", to the U.S. Naval Academy midshipman and their mascot Bill the Goat during today's pep rally in the Pentagon. The two service academies meet Saturday in Philadelphia for the annual football classic.
- Swearing In: The Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Nov. 16, 1998 The Honorable Richard Danzig chats with Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen after being sworn in as the 71st Secretary of the Navy on Nov. 16, 1998. Hi-Rez.