The Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson, USN, spoke at a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on January 11, 2016.
Admiral John Richardson graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 and began serving as the 31st Chief of Naval Operations September 18, 2015.
Admiral Richardson discussed the U.S. Navy's role in the global maritime environment, including the issues and challenges presented by Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and ISIS. Additionally, he unveiled his strategic guidance to the fleet, intended to ensure the United States and its partners sustain maritime superiority.