Statement of Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, Before the Subcommittee on Defense, Senate Committee on Appropriations on FY10 Department of Navy Posture, 2 June 2009   [open pdf - 196KB]

"Chairman Inouye, Senator Cochran, and members of the Committee, it is an honor to appear before you today representing the more than 600,000 Sailors and civilians of the United States Navy. We are making a difference around the world. We are globally deployed, persistently forward, and actively engaged. I greatly appreciate your continued support as our Navy defends our nation and our national interests. Last year, I came before you to lay out my priorities for our Navy, which were to build tomorrow's Navy, remain ready to fight today, and develop and support our Sailors, Navy civilians, and families. We made great progress on those priorities this past year. Sustaining our Navy's maritime dominance requires the right balance of capability and capacity for the challenges of today and those we are likely to face in the future. It demands our Navy remain agile and ready. Our Maritime Strategy, issued by the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard over a year ago, continues to guide our efforts. The strategy recognizes the importance of naval partnerships, elevates the importance of preventing war to the ability to fight and win, and identifies six core capabilities: forward presence, deterrence, sea control, power projection, maritime security, and humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HA/DR)."

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