R 171259Z SEP 15
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N00/SEP//
SUBJ/CNO FAREWELL MESSAGE//
RMKS/1. As I complete my tenure as the Chief of Naval Operations, I want to
thank you for your inspiring efforts that ensured the Navy operated where it
mattered, when it mattered -- while laying the foundation of our future
fleet. You are our greatest strength and asymmetric advantage. Families
that support you are essential to our success.
2. Tomorrow, I will be relieved by Admiral John Richardson, an exceptional
leader. You are in excellent hands.
3. It has been an honor and privilege to serve you and serve with you, over
the last four years. Darleen and I send our sincere wishes for happiness,
safety and success to you and your families.
4. Released by Chief of Naval Operations.//