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United States Secretary of the Navy

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Richard V. Spencer: United States Secretary of the Navy
Richard Vaughn Spencer is an American Politician and businessman who served as the 76th United States Secretary of the Navy. While serving as Secretary of the Navy, he also briefly served as Acting United States Secretary of Defense and Acting United States Deputy Secretary of Defense. Spencer served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1976 to 1981 as a Marine Aviator and also served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Intercontinental Exchange from November 2001 to January 2008. Spencer served as Secretary of the Navy from August 3, 2017, to November 24, 2019, when Secretary of Defense Mark Esper requested his resignation over his handling of the Eddie Gallagher case. Esper stated that Spencer tried to cut a deal with the White House, behind Esper's back, to let Gallagher retire as a Navy SEAL.

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Fired Navy Secretary Spencer criticizes Trump in SEAL’s case

fired navy secretary spencer criticizes trump in seal’s case
Richard Spencer, who was fired as Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote that the commander in chief “has very little understanding”..
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Former Navy secretary defends handling of Navy SEAL case

Former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer was ousted after going against the president and the defense secretary in the case of a Navy SEAL. He gave his first interview to David Martin, and defended his..
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U.S. Navy Secretary fired over SEAL case [Video]U.S. Navy Secretary fired over SEAL case

The U.S. Navy Secretary has been asked to hand in his resignation after Pentagon chief Mark Esper took issue with how he had been handling the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in..

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Navy secretary ousted over SEAL case [Video]Navy secretary ousted over SEAL case

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy's top civilian after losing confidence in him over his handling of the high-profile case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq, the..

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Navy secretary fired over Navy SEAL war crimes controversy

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has been fired over his handling of the case of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who was tried on war crimes charges earlier this year. CBS News national security..
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Top stories for Saturday, Nov. 24th: Navy Secretary Richard Spencer fired; Michael Bloomberg launches presidential bid; Leaked Chinese government documents show strategy to detained ethnic minorities;..
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Navy secretary Richard Spencer forced out after Donald Trump's objection over handling of Navy SEAL war crimes case

Navy secretary Richard Spencer on his termination: "I cannot in good conscience obey an order that I believe violates the sacred oath I took."
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Navy chief fired after making private proposal to White House to restore SEAL's rank

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has asked the Secretary of the Navy, Richard Spencer, to resign. In a statement, Esper says he lost confidence in Spencer after learning of a private proposal Spencer made..
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Pentagon chief wants Navy secretary to resign over SEAL case

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper asked for Navy Secretary Richard Spencer's resignation after losing confidence in him over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes, the..
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Exclusive: U.S. Navy secretary backs SEAL's expulsion review, despite Trump objection

U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force, despite President..
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Navy revokes awards given to prosecutors in Navy SEAL court-martial

U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Wednesday revoked awards given to several military prosecutors in the court-martial of a Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murdering an Iraqi prisoner but convicted..
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