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Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus meets with Vice Adm. Surinder Pal Singh Cheema, commander in chief of the Indian navy Southern Naval Command, to discuss cooperation and increasing partnership opportunities.

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U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus speaks at the second day of the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit in Washington, September 10, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing.

Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy since June 18, 2009. An American politician and member of the Democratic Party. Served as the United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1994 to 1996. After some controversies over the naming of Navy sea vessels, on April 16 2012, the Navy Secretary returned to Naval tradition of naming certain warships after former U.S. presidents, announcing the next Zumwalt-class destroyer be named the USS Lyndon B. Johnson.

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus sits next to Caroline Kennedy and her family before announcing the name of the next nuclear powered aircraft carrier as USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus meets with Major General Robert F. Hedelund Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea and Rear Adm. Bill Byrne, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) in Seoul. Mabus is in the region to meet with Sailors and Marines, and civilian and military officials, as part of a multi-nation visit to the U.S. Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers (Released) 160819-N-AC887-012

Marine special operations team members honored. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Monday honored four members of a Marine special operations team in a rare public ceremony for those who have served in the covert forces. - homeland security adviser, foreign policy speaker, counter-terrorism consultant (

Obama Navy chief fires back at GOP

Numbers aren’t the only way to measure seapower, Ray Mabus says.

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