Well, since you asked CS... I arrived here in Paris today. CNO just arrived here for meetings the next couple of days at French Navy and Joint HQs. He'll be talking with French and Paris-based US media on Wednesday.Charlie is good people; the CNO is blessed to have him ... but can big Navy help a brother out?
He was in Toulon this weekend and was briefed at the French Navy's Med HQ, and visited a French Navy LHD, an AAW Destroyer and their carrier today, and he told me he was impressed with all he saw. The CO of the French LHD, coincidentally, had previously served with CNO.
For latest on CNO's trips, you can also check out his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/chiefofnavaloperations.
CDR Charlie Brown
As of 20:30 last night over at navy.mil, what do we have as the top stories?
And when I do a news.google search for Roughead and Toulon I get ...
... and for Roughead France I get ...
If you do just a web search you get one hit from DVIDS for Toulon and Facebook and Twitter for France. That is it. Sad thing is the DVIDS hit is a mistake - it is just VADM Harry Harris's visit to Toulon in APR that happens to be on the same page as ones of the CNO. You can see it in cache.
Now, if I do CNO Affinity Groups I get, well - you click.
PAO is a tough job - I'm glad we have pros like Charlie trying to do the best they can.