WASHINGTON (NNS) -- On May 27, Vice Adm. Robert Burke became the 58th Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) when he assumed duties from Vice Adm. Bill Moran.
Prior to the change of office, Burke was promoted to the rank of vice admiral by Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson.
"There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a challenging operational and fiscal environment but I am both excited and honored to be the Navy's new chief of naval personnel and continue the work that Adm. Moran started," said Burke. "I am committed to empowering our Sailors, modernizing our personnel policies and operating systems and providing the right training at the right time to our force."
Burke relieved Moran as the Navy's top personnel officer following Senate confirmation.
"Being chief of naval personnel has been a great privilege," said Moran. "And with a binding mission and an incredibly talented workforce, the opportunity to serve in this capacity has been the honor of a lifetime."
Before assuming office as CNP, Burke was the director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy Division (N13).
Moran, who served as CNP from August 2013 to May 2016, will relieve Adm. Michelle Howard as the 39th Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
The chief of naval personnel serves concurrently as the deputy chief of naval operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education) (N1) and is responsible for the planning and programming of all manpower, personnel, training and education resources for the U.S. Navy.
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