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Report: Thomas Modly Holds Meeting on Navy Fleet Expansion Goal

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Thomas Modly
Thomas Modly

Thomas Modly, acting secretary of the U.S. Navy, said during a radio interview that he met with some professionals from both inside and outside the military service to develop recommendations for achieving the branch's 355-ship goal, Inside Defense reported Friday.

Modly told radio show host Hugh Hewitt he wants to provide fleet expansion ideas to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, according to the report.

The Navy aims to grow its fleet to 355 ships, including unmanned vessels, over a 10-year period.