Briefing with Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson

Please join us on Monday, July 30, 2018 for a telephonic press briefing with U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson. Admiral Richardson will discuss the importance of strengthening the vital naval partnerships that guarantee peace, security, and prosperity throughout the Western Hemisphere. In addition to discussing current and future joint operations, he will recap recent visits to Colombia, Chile, and Argentina, and preview his upcoming visit to Brazil. Following a brief introduction, he will take questions from participating journalists.


Speaker: Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson

Date: Monday, July 30, 2018

Time: 14:40 ART (Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro) | 13:40 EDT (Washington, Santiago) | 12:40 COT (Bogota)

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Language: English, with Spanish translation available via a separate line

Ground Rules: ON THE RECORD

Dial-in Info: English:

United States: (800) 230-1092

International: (612) 234-9959

Ask for: Briefing with Admiral John Richardson


Callers should dial in to the conference call 10 minutes before start time.

The operator will ask for your name, press affiliation, and location.

Admiral Richardson will give brief opening remarks, and then the moderator will open the floor to questions.

Participants will be instructed to push the “*” and “1” buttons on their phones to enter the question queue. Journalists may also submit questions in advance via email

If you experience technical difficulties during the call, please email to alert the moderator.

An audio recording of the call will be available for 24 hours after the call.


Admiral John Richardson – Chief of Naval Operations

Admiral John Richardson graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He holds master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and National Security Strategy from the National War College.

At sea, Richardson served on USS Parche (SSN 683), USS George C. Marshall (SSBN 654) and USS Salt Lake City (SSN 716). He commanded USS Honolulu (SSN 718) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Richardson also served as commodore of Submarine Development Squadron (DEVRON) 12; commander, Submarine Group 8; commander, Submarine Allied Naval Forces South; deputy commander, U.S. 6th Fleet; chief of staff, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Naval Forces Africa; commander, Naval Submarine Forces, and director of Naval Reactors. His staff assignments include duty in the attack submarine division on the Chief of Naval Operations staff; naval aide to the President; prospective commanding officer instructor for Commander, Submarine Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet; assistant deputy director for Regional Operations on the Joint Staff; and director of Strategy and Policy at U.S. Joint Forces Command. Richardson served on teams that have been awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Navy Unit Commendation, and the Navy “E” Ribbon. He was awarded the Vice Admiral Stockdale Award for his time in command of USS Honolulu. Richardson began serving as the 31st Chief of Naval Operations September 18, 2015.

For further information on this Press Release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office in Brasília at  or on (+55 61) 3312 – 7367 / 7350 / 7364.