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Dunford, Carter ascend to new leadership roles in Navy Department

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Gen. Joe Dunford is the new Marine Corps commandant nominee, and Rear Adm. Walter Carter Jr. has been nominated to lead the U.S. Naval Academy.

Tags: people , management , Chuck Hagel , Joe Dunford , Walter Carter , Navy , Marines Corps , DoD , Congress , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 06/06/2014, 01:20pm EDT

Double-digit increase in reported sexual assaults at military academies

Reports of unwanted sexual contact increased sharply in the past academic year. The Pentagon believes the spike shows more reporting, not more crimes.

Tags: DoD , workforce , sexual assault , military academies , Gary Patton , U.S. Military Academy , West Point , U.S. Air Force Academy , Anu Bhagwati

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 12:28pm EST

Gates to Navy graduates: Real leadership is rare

In his final graduation speech as defense secretary, Robert Gates told graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy that "real leadership is a rare and precious commodity" and urged them to remember the qualities of good leaders as they continue their careers.

Tags: Navy-Marine Corps Stadium , Robert Gates , Leon Panetta

Friday - 05/27/2011, 04:49pm EDT

Blue Angels leader steps down over low-level move

The commander of the Navy's famed Blue Angels flight demonstration team said Friday he is voluntarily leaving the team soon after some of its jets flew at a lower altitude than allowed at a Virginia air show last weekend.

Tags: Greg McWherter , Blue Angels , Dave Koss ,

Friday - 05/27/2011, 06:04pm EDT

Blue Angels scrub academy graduation fly over

The Blue Angels will not perform the annual graduation fly over at the U.S. Naval Academy graduation because of a safety review.

Tags: Katie Kelly , Blue Angels ,

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 11:24am EDT

Blue Angels flight team on safety stand-down

The Blue Angels have canceled a practice demonstration and air show this week for the U.S. Naval Academy's graduation.

Tags: Lynchburg Regional Air Show , Blue Angels , safety stand-down

Monday - 05/23/2011, 03:21pm EDT