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West 2019: US Navy focuses on agility

14th February 2019 - 10:02 GMT | by Scott Gourley in San Diego


In the opening keynote address to West 2019, being held this week in San Diego, California, ADM John Richardson, US Navy chief of naval operations (CNO), highlighted the early 2019 release of ‘Version 2.0’ of the service document, ‘A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority’. 

Noting that the document describes ‘what it might take to be a decisive naval force’, Richardson outlined the global realities of the current security environment, describing it in terms of ‘a spectrum of rivalry’.

A key component of the navy’s response to that spectrum involves three major thrusts: restoring agility; being sustainable; and being

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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