Armed Forces News

Both the 2ndand 3rdfleets will become expeditionary, Seapower Magazine reported. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson made the decision in light of the “need to increase the agility of naval forces” to compete with increased activities by potential adversaries, the magazine reported.
Richardson outlined details in his recent white paper, “A Design for Maritime Security.” With their expeditionary designations, each fleet’s commander will have the authority and discretion to “command and control their forces while deployed forward,” Richardson stated.