NAPLES, Italy (NNS) – October 13, 2015 — This week, the Navy’s Chief of Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran, is visiting Sailors assigned to Naples and Sigonella, Italy, in the Navy’s U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
During his trip, Moran and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo, are meeting with Sailors assigned to commands at Naval Support Activity Naples, the U.S. 6th Fleet’s headquarters, and Naval Air Station Sigonella. While here, they will discuss many of the Navy’s new personnel initiatives during a series of all hands calls and meetings with Sailors.
“Sailors assigned to the U.S. 6th Fleet are operating forward in significant roles for the United States’ national security mission. It’s important for Fleet Beldo and I to understand how some of our new personnel policies might affect our Sailors. The best way to find out is to meet with them, listen to their concerns and take their feedback,” said Moran. “We’re working hard to modernize personnel policies and retention tools that recognize talent and further empower commanding officers so we can maintain a ready force well into the future. The Navy we have today is made possible by the best Sailors we’ve ever seen. We aim to keep it that way.”
This visit marks the second time Moran has visited Sailors in the U.S. 6th Fleet as CNP.
As the Chief of Naval Personnel, Moran answers to the Chief of Naval Operations on matters of the Navy’s manpower readiness. He also serves as the deputy chief of naval operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training Education/N1) and oversees the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Personnel Command, Naval Education and Training Command, and Navy Recruiting Command.