Secretary Ray Mabus

United States Secretary of the Navy

Ray Mabus is the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy and leads America's Navy and Marine Corps. Throughout his tenure, he has prioritized improving the quality of life of Sailors, Marines and their families, decreasing the Department's dependence on fossil fuels, strengthening partnerships and revitalizing the Navy's shipbuilding program. As the leader of the world's only global Navy, he has traveled nearly one-million miles to over 120 countries to maintain and develop relationships with national and international officials and visit with Sailors and Marines forward deployed or stationed around the world.  He has traveled to Afghanistan on 12 separate occasions, in recognition of the sacrifice and service of Sailors and Marines deployed in combat zones.  Before his appointment, he held a variety of leadership positions. From 1988 to 1992, the Secretary served as Governor of Mississippi, the youngest elected to that office in more than 150 years. He was Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1994-1996 and later was Chairman and CEO of a manufacturing company.

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