After serving as the No. 2 official for naval operations for over 2.5 years, Adm. Bill Moran has been nominated to the top spot.
President Donald Trump yesterday announced Moran as his pick for the 32nd chief of naval operations. He will succeed Adm. John Richardson, who’s expected to retire later this summer. Moran’s nomination now goes to the Senate.
Since May 31, 2016, Moran has worked to increase fleet readiness and personnel reform, the Office of the Navy Chief of Information said.
As a P-3 Orion pilot, Moran’s early tours of duty include the Patrol Squadron 44 in Brunswick, Maine; Patrol Squadron 30 in Jacksonville, Florida; and Carrier Group 6 aboard USS Forrestal. He also served on the staffs of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said he welcomed the White House nomination and he praised Moran, calling him “an extraordinary leader who has been a stalwart partner and advisor.”