Friday, March 8, 2013
This is his note to the Information Dominance Community:
"In case you have not heard, I have decided to retire from active duty and will hang up my uniform for the last time in about six months. These kinds of decisions are never easy, but I have enjoyed a wonderful 35 years in service to our country and I am proud to say that the last two years as head of the IDC have been the best of all! I am enormously proud of what we have accomplished together, and completely confident you will continue to excel, and lead the Navy into the next phase of modern warfare. My relief has not yet been identified, but you can rest assured the CNO will pick the right flag officer, and I am certain you will all provide him or her with the same level of outstanding support you gave me; our Navy needs nothing less than your best! In the meantime, I refuse to slow down, particularly given the budget uncertainties and operational challenges we face over the next several months. I will keep you fully apprised as this transition unfolds, but for now, let’s all maintain the full court press!"
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance