The Secretary of the Navy of the United States, Carlos Del Toro, named four priorities of the Navy and the Marine Corps (ILC) of the United States. According to the Navy Times, the vital issues for the ministry are China, culture, climate, and COVID-19.
вЂњWe will deter China's aggression, protect our national security and preserve peace,вЂќ the minister assured in his message to the navy.
About the culture, Del Toro, being a native of Cuba, wrote that вЂњ every sailor and marine, regardless of his race, gender, religion, and nationality, should treat other colleagues with dignity and respect.вЂќ
According to the Minister, climate change exacerbates all problems. вЂњThis is also a global struggle for resources, which requires ingenuity and innovation,вЂќ the secretary believes.
Del Toro called on sailors and marines to urgently vaccinate against COVID-19. вЂњIf we are not vaccinated, we are not ready for deployment and combat operations,вЂќ the minister said.
In July, the magazine Popular Mechanics, referring to the statement of the chief of naval operations of the US Navy, Admiral Michael Gilday, wrote that the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford of the United States Navy, which is the most expensive ship built in the world, turned out to be excessively technological.
Del Toro became the 78th Secretary of the US Navy. The official graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1983, after which he served in the Navy for 22 years, in particular, he was the first commander of the Bulkeley missile destroyer of the Arleigh Burke type. For the next 17 years, the future minister was engaged in business. Del Toro, who was born in Cuba, came to the United States with his family in 1962 as a refugee.