Mallory Shelbourne, USNI News

Mallory Shelbourne

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Recent articles by Mallory:

RIMPAC 2022 Sets Stage for Interoperability with U.S., Allies

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM, HAWAII – If deterring China in the Pacific is a team sport, it might resemble a pickup basketball game more than the NBA. The allied bonds in the Pacific are less rigid than the coalition that makes up NATO in the Atlantic. The complicated web of relationships across the region … → Read More

U.S. 3rd Fleet Expanding Operational Role in Indo-Pacific

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HAWAII –The U.S. 3rd Fleet is expanding its operational role in the Indo-Pacific as the dynamics in the region are growing more complex, the new fleet commander told USNI News. In a recent interview in Hawaii, Vice Adm. Michael Boyle described the changes U.S. 3rd Fleet has made in recent years … → Read More

Senate Confirms First Black Marine For Fourth Star to Lead U.S. Africa Command

The Senate on Monday approved the promotion of Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Langley to the rank of general, which will make him the first Black Marine to receive a fourth star. Langley will lead U.S. Africa Command, the Stuttgart, Germany-based combatant command. Langley will formally receive his fourth star at a ceremony this Saturday … → Read More

RIMPAC Testing Will Inform the Fate of Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle

The manned-unmanned teaming experimentation currently underway at the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2022 exercise will help the Navy decide the future of the Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle, a service official told reporters on Monday. Speaking to reporters virtually, Rear Adm. Casey Moton, the program executive officer for unmanned and small combatants, noted that the … → Read More

Marines Pitching Service as Western Pacific Recon Asset for Combined Joint Force

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII — As the Marine Corps reshapes its force for a future conflict in the Western Pacific, the service is refining how to meet the reconnaissance mission for the wider U.S. military. The Marine Corps is a year away from the initial operational capability for the Stand-in Forces concept, meaning Marines would … → Read More

USS Ronald Reagan Makes First Port Visit to Singapore Since 2019

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) pulled into Singapore last week for its first port visit to the nation in three years, the Navy announced. The carrier, which is forward-deployed in the region and based in Yokosuka, Japan, pulled into Singapore on Friday with one of its escorts, cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54), according to a U.S. 7th … → Read More

Navy Issues Ingalls, Bath Iron Works Contracts for DDG(X) Design and Engineering

The Navy on Friday announced contract awards to HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding and General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works to work on the design and engineering of the service’s next-generation guided-missile destroyer, also known as DDG(X). The award is for the “shipbuilder engineering and design analysis in order to produce design products in support of the Guided … → Read More

New Navy Unmanned Division to Serve as Bridge Between Program Office, Fleet

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HAWAII – A new California command for unmanned surface vessels will be the bridge between the Navy’s requirements team in Washington, D.C., and the operational fleet. Cmdr. Jeremiah Daley, who leads the San Diego, Calif.,-based Unmanned Surface Vessel Division One, in a recent interview with USNI News described his new role … → Read More

RIMPAC 2022: Navy Teaming Warships with Unmanned Surface Vessels

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HAWAII – With its four experimental unmanned surface vehicles in Hawaii, the Navy is testing news manned-unmanned teaming concepts at the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise this month. The service’s two Ghost Fleet Overlord test ships – Nomad and Ranger – are here operating off the coast of Hawaii, along … → Read More

Biden Administration Basing Two More Destroyers in Rota, Spain

The Biden administration plans to station two more forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in Rota, Spain, the White House announced Tuesday. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan disclosed the plans while traveling to Madrid, Spain, for the NATO summit. “Those will help increase the United States’ and NATO’s … → Read More

U.S. Carrier Abraham Lincoln to Participate in Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2022

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise this summer near Hawaii, USNI News understands. As of Monday, the carrier was operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility, according to the June 27 USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker. Last week, the carrier was sailing toward Hawaii … → Read More

HASC's FY 23 NDAA Authorizes 13 Ships, Establishes Naval Review Committee

The House Armed Services Committee approved the annual defense policy bill early Thursday that would authorize the Navy to buy a total of 13 ships. The committee’s version of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act would also save five Littoral Combat Ships from decommissioning. During Wednesday’s markup the committee approved an amendment from … → Read More

Navy Holding Climate Change Wargame

The Navy next week will host an open-source table-top wargame to experiment with how climate change could affect a future conflict, a service official said today. The half-day exercise will feature individuals from Capitol Hill, the Defense Department, the defense industry, think tanks and academia, Navy assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment Meredith Berger … → Read More

Navy Holding Climate Change Wargame

The Navy next week will host an open-source table-top wargame to experiment with how climate change could affect a future conflict, a service official said today. The half-day exercise will feature individuals from Capitol Hill, the Defense Department, the defense industry, think tanks and academia, Navy assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment Meredith Berger … → Read More

Senate Defense Authorization Bill Halts Half of Navy's Planned Ship Retirements

Senate authorizers want to stop the Navy from retiring half the ships it planned to decommission next year, according to a summary of the bill. The Senate Armed Services Committee’s Fiscal Year 2023 defense authorization bill would halt the Navy’s plans to retire 12 ships, half of the 24 the service proposed decommissioning in its … → Read More

New AUKUS Caucus Bill Calls for U.S.-Australia Sub Training Pipeline

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would help the Royal Australian Navy train its future submarine warfare officers with U.S. sailors. Dubbed the “The Australia-U.S. Submarine Officer Pipeline Act,” the legislation would allow Australia to send at least two of its submarine warfare officers to train with American sailors each … → Read More

Navy Holds Aviation Safety Pause Following Three Recent Crashes

The Navy is holding an aviation safety standdown today following three recent crashes in California, including one that killed five Marines. The standdown is so the service can “review risk-management practices and conduct training on threat and error-management processes,” according to a statement from Naval Air Forces. The standdown applies to the Navy’s aviation squadrons … → Read More

White House Nominates First Black Marine for Fourth Star

President Biden has nominated Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Langley to lead U.S. Africa Command, the Pentagon announced on Thursday. Langley is up for a fourth star and to lead the Stuttgart, Germany-based combatant command. Since November, Langley has been the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and Marine Corps Forces Northern Command, in … → Read More

Navy Relieves Growler Squadron Commander Aboard USS Harry S. Truman

The Navy on Wednesday relieved the commanding officer of the electronic attack squadrons aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), the service announced. A Navy official told USNI News that Cmdr. Matthew McCormick, the CO of the “Rooks” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137, was relieved due to inappropriate behavior that is still under … → Read More

Russian Corvettes Spotted Shadowing BALTOPS Exercise

Two Russian warships are operating near the international BALTOPs naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, according to photos from ship spotters. A pair of Russian Navy Karakurt-class corvettes were spotted off the coast of Sweden near Stockholm one day after NATO and allied ships departed for the at-sea portion of the BALTOPS drills. The Russian … → Read More