At the invitation of the Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Navy, Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of U.S. Naval Operations (CNO), will be in Chile January 11-13 for an official visit with the Chilean Navy. While in Santiago and Valparaiso, he will meet with military and government civilian officials to discuss bi-lateral topics in the areas of naval and defense issues.
Admiral Greenert is the senior military officer in the United States Navy. The CNO is a four-star admiral and is responsible to the Secretary of the Navy for the command, utilization of resources, and operating efficiency of the operating forces of the U.S. Navy and of the U.S. Navy shore activities assigned by the Secretary.
As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the CNO is the principal naval adviser to the President and to the Secretary of the Navy and is the principal adviser and naval executive to the Secretary on the conduct of activities of the Department of the Navy.
Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert
Admiral Jonathan Greenert became the 30th Chief of Naval Operations on September 23, 2011. He has served in various fleet support and financial management positions, most recently as 36th vice chief of naval operations. He has also served in subsequent fleet command assignments and holds a distinguished career as a submariner. He is a recipient of various personal and campaign awards.
Admiral Greenert graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1975 and completed studies in nuclear power for service as a submarine officer. For additional information regarding Admiral Greenert go to http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=http://www.navy.mil/navybio_ldr.asp?id=130