CNO- Non-Provocative Navy

| June 8, 2023

Chief of Naval Operations Gilday

Navy Should Be ‘In the Way,’ But ‘Non-Provocative,’ CNO Says

Speaking less than a week after an “unsafe maritime interaction” with China in the Taiwan Strait, Adm. Mike Gilday said the U.S. wants “things to remain stable and predictable.”

Caitlin Kenny

The U.S. Navy must stay forward and “in the way” to deter nations that challenge international rules, the chief of naval operations said Wednesday, days after a Chinese ship crossed dangerously close to American and Canadian navy ships in the Taiwan Strait.

“We can’t just be milling about. It has to be purposeful, and it has to be non-provocative,” Adm. Mike Gilday said at a Brookings Institution event.

On Saturday, the destroyer USS Chung-Hoon and the Canadian frigate HMCS Montreal were traveling through the Taiwan Strait, “where high seas freedoms of navigation and overflight apply,” when a Chinese navy destroyer twice cut across the bow of the Chung-Hoon, according to a press release by U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

The Chung-Hoon had to slow down to avoid hitting the Chinese destroyer, which at one point was just 150 yards away, according to the release.

“We are operating in accordance with international law, under, on, and above the sea so that others can too. And so we’re trying to operate very responsibly,” Gilday said Wednesday. “We are not looking to be provocative.

Defense One

I feel ill, but this does help explain all the recent churn at Big Navy. Gilday is a White House sycophant and a staunch defender of woke literature right up until he was called out by congress critters. The titles on his CNO Reading List included Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist,” Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow,’ and Jason Pierceon’s “Sexual Minorities and Politics.”

Gilday said that Kendi’s opus was included because “it evokes the author’s own personal journal in understanding barriers to true inclusion, the deep nuances of racism and racial inequalities.”

The list has since been updated and the offending titles replaced. But then there’s the mysterious and still unexplained disappearance of Gay Pride Month celebratory messages from Navy social media. Who made that call? Certainly not Admiral Milquetoast.

Washington Examiner

Read this, Admiral.

I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm’s way.
John Paul Jones

Category: Big Pentagon, Blue Falcons, Diversity

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RGR 4-78

Woke Joke.

Green Thumb


Admiral Gilsack.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Adml SadSack

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Adml NoSack

jeff LPH 3 63-66

15 pounds of shit in a 5 pound sack of shit

John Seabee

AKA: Blivet.

Forest Bondurant

Admiral Ballsack…


My reading suggestions…

The Influence of Sea Power upon History – Alfred Thayer Mahan
On War – Carl von Clausewitz
The Fighting Sailor: Adm. Halsey – Dr. Jack Ryan KCVO


Except the last one isn’t a real book. Nice Clancy reference, though.😂


Last stand of the tin can sailors.
– Hornfischer


I actually think that the CNO wants a stable of fan room bois and to be “under way” and “not at the pier”.


Nimitz, Halsey, King and Spruance look down and wonder who this pathetic little man is wearing the uniform of a United States Navy Admiral.

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AW1 Rod

What a sniveling, gutless douche rocket.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

WTH does that even mean?
Being a pussy?
Might as well stay on shore at home base.

Go Navy!
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RGR 4-78


Big Navy sure did dodge a bullet on that one.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

The Navy was never like this back in 1963 when I served.


The entire DOD’s armed forces were never like this back then and for many years thereafter.

Army-Air Force Guy

That was the problem with the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th, 1941- it was “stable and predictable”


US Fleet commander, ADM James O. Richardson, sharply protested the deployment of the Pacific Fleet from San Diego to Hawaii in 1940. He didn’t believe Hawaiii & Guam could defend itself from Japanese attack. He was such an irritant to the CNO, the SECNAV, and the President, that Pres Roosevelt had enough and fired the admiral. He was replaced by ADM Husband Kimmel. James O. Richardson – Wikipedia

ADM Harry Yarnell in a war gaming exercise in 1932 demonstrated that Pearl Harbor was vulnerable to naval aerial attack. His findings were dismissed by superiors in Washington. Harry E. Yarnell – Wikipedia


Seems like all the honchos at the JCS want to earn their presidential kneepads.


Speaking of the JCS, has anybody else taken notice of the changing color scheme within their ranks?

Later on this summer when Milley-Vanilli is replaced by Brown, the Chairman will be Air Force.

The SEAC (Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman) is already Air Force.

The newly added Space Force Chairman is originally an Air Force type.

The Senior National Guard Advisor is Air Force./ Oops, strike that. The Senior Enlisted Advisor to the National Guard Advisor is Air Force. Mea Culpa

And of course, whoever replaces Brown as a Joint Chairman will be Air Force.

So, OD Green is out and the new “Go Woke or Go Broke” color is blue.

Pray for us, we’ll need it. / s

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Most liberal, least hardcore of the services– “Oh, all that Duty, Honor, Country stuff is obsolete; today we compare ourselves to civilian industry!” one happily told me 32 years ago.


P.S. Apologies to Airmen who’ve got a pair, but too many of your bros jack it it up for the rest of y’all.

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No doubt. They went from a bunch of wet-blanket Bible thumpers at the Academy to a bunch of woke pussies. I wouldn’t hang out with either of those groups. But then, I was a Prime BEEF Civil Engineer, so we did construction, drank beer, and raised hell.


At least the Rand Corporation has decided that the military isn’t full of racists currently. I told you guys keeping them out of the laundry room would work.

‘Extremism’ in US military: Stand-down was a solution in search of a problem (


The job of your department is to kill the enemy, and be prepared to kill the enemy at all times.

Not to be a rainbow-colored throw-rug.


Navy should have testosterone and a backbone.


Right now they’ve the backbone of a sailors w**g after an all-nighter at the whore house.


Well, looking at how Afghanistan fell apart, we’ve had a non-winning military for the whole of this Administration, so it all seems to be par for the course.


Gilday is the Navy’s canker sore that won’t go away.

Retired Mustang

Perhaps the CNO needs a refresher on Maritime Law (still unratified by the US Congress) and why a “destroyer” is well….provocative.
I hope Captains at sea keep their shit wired tight. The CNO’s guidance essentially makes them a target for future harassment.

A Proud Infidel®™



Not ghey if you’re underway?

Old tanker

Freaking idiot and a part of the new woke but stupid administration. I am so afraid that if shells fly someone like this waste of oxygen will wave a white flag in support of pronouns.

John Seabee

Gilday in civilian dress…