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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) 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

https://flic.kr/p/usLvqK | Ray Mabus presents actor Eric Dane a shadow box representing his father's naval service. | WASHINGTON (June 12, 2015) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus presents actor Eric Dane a shadow box representing his father's naval service during the premier of the second season of the TNT television series "The Last Ship" during a screening at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Dane plays one of the main characters in the series. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commu...

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has raised a few eyebrows with some of the names he has picked for naval ships. Why, critics questioned,...

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced that he’s reorganizing his department to put more emphasis on unmanned systems, from aerial drones to robotic mini-subs - a move which met with rapid approbation from Congress. A new Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems will be appointed. This reorganization has the potential to put unmanned systems in the spotlight, out of the shadow of larger, more established manned programs.

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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Knows a Thing or 30 About First Pitches

Mabus has thrown the ceremonial ball at all 30 major league ballparks and is believed to be the only person to have done so.