Last Wednesday, Cully Stimson appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee for his confirmation hearing to be the next General Counsel of the Department of the U.S. Navy.

Stimson is a Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, Manager of the National Security Law Program, and currently the Chief of Staff for Dr. Ed Feulner. A widely recognized expert in national security, homeland security, crime control, drug policy, and immigration, Stimson is regarded as highly qualified for this position. His wealth of experience also notably includes serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs under President George W. Bush, and over two decades of service in the Navy, where he served three tours on active duty as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) and in the reserves where he holds the rank of Captain.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke introduced Stimson, his friend and former Navy shipmate, at the hearing. Giving Stimson high praise, Zinke said:

Cully Stimson is the epitome of professionalism. He has superb judgment and above all demonstrates a commitment to excellence…I can find no better person to represent the Navy’s interests as General Counsel.

The General Counsel of Navy is is the chief legal officer of the Department of the Navy and is the head of the Office of the General Counsel, the second largest civilian law firm in the federal government.

In his opening statement, Stimson explained the experience he brings to this position:

The national security challenges to our nation span the globe. From non-state actors to rogue states, the threats to our country and our allies are ever-present, ever-changing, and more complex than ever. That holds true for the legal challenges facing the Department of the Navy as it navigates the world of today. Confronting these challenges has been my life’s work. Everything that I have done in my professional life as a prosecutor, national security analyst, strategist, businessman, and military judge has been preparation for this role.

The next step is for the Senate Armed Services Committee to vote to confirm the nomination.

Please join me in congratulating Cully on his nomination as General Counsel to the Department of the U.S. Navy. 

Comments (20)

Harley Hunter - July 15, 2017

Congratulations on your new position. Please make every effort to stop the continual social engineering of our armed services MUCH to their detriment!!

Mike Steffen - July 15, 2017

Congrats on your appointment. You’ll do great things.

Mrs. Phyllis Eix - July 15, 2017

Congratulations and best wishes in your new office.

Patricia Leonard - July 15, 2017

Congratulations on your appointment. Am currently reading “God less America” so am even more aware on issues regarding the military. May God grant you wisdom and strength to perform your duties with great integrity.

John Tirrell - July 15, 2017

My wife and I wish you great success in your new office. Congratulations!

Barbara Poulson - July 15, 2017

Congratulations. I am proud of President Trump for recognizing your many talents.

Kenneth J Wold - July 15, 2017

Congratulations on your appointment.

Nancy Beutel - July 15, 2017

Congratulations!! You seem perfect for such an important job, with a wealth of professional interests and experience to back you up in every challenge! Thank you for serving not only our Navy but as an inspiration to our entire nation during this period when we need “all hands on deck” in every situation.

Roselyn Drew - July 15, 2017

Congratulations on your appointment

Diane Henning - July 15, 2017

Congratulations. God help you in the work you have before you. Wish you great success in your new position.

a haas - July 15, 2017

Congratulations! I pray God will be with you in your new position, and God Bless America and you!

BOBBY E. RICHARDSON - July 15, 2017


G. ALLAN BARNES - July 15, 2017

Congratulations on your appointment. I hope you will make it easier for personnel to do their jobs when they encounter obstruction in their duties. Fortunately, I had good leaders who let us do our jobs as best as we could when I was in the Navy almost 50 years ago. Unfortunately, I see political correctness as the biggest problem facing the Navy in doing its job.

Robert Hammons - July 15, 2017

God speed and watch over you!!

Milton Christopher - July 15, 2017

Congratulations and God bless you as you begin your new job. We will be praying for you as you begin your new job and challenge for God.

Carol Harris - July 15, 2017

it is always great to hear about a person who has shown outstanding abilities be rewarded for them.

Frank Allison - July 16, 2017

Congrats on your appointment your work for country is great!!!!!!!!!!

Duane - July 16, 2017

Congratulations Mr. Stimson. Our
country needs all men of your cre-
dentials to step up to the task.

John Boland - July 17, 2017

Good luck

Caroline Woodis - July 18, 2017

Congratulations on your nomination. I can see no reason for you not to get final approval from the Senate Armed Services as you are very well qualified to perform your duties. May God give you wisdom, strength and resolve to do what you know is best for the good of the navy and for our country. God knows we need some changes made. May He open the doors for you to make those needed changes.

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