The U.S. Navy was founded on October 13, 1775, with the Department of the Navy established in 1798. The Navy's mission is to “maintain, train and equip combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas," and it does so with warfare specialities that include aviation, surface warfare, nuclear submarines, special forces and support services.
There are approximately 341,000 sailors serving actively in the U.S. Navy today with an additional 59,000 reserve personnel.
Midshipman 1st Class (senior) David Forney, a member of the 9th Company, was set to become a naval officer in May.
Machelle Wilson is seeking $8.25 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
A member of the 9th Company and a political science major, David Forney was set to graduate from the Academy in May.
The system was installed aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Dewey in November, but not announced until this week.
McRaven was head of U.S. Special Operations Command in 2011 when a team of Navy SEALs killed the al-Qaida leader.
Lt. Col. Christopher Robinson and Chief Master Sgt. Justin Crockett were removed from their positions.