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Meet Alumnus James F. McCarthy, Jr.

James F. McCarthy, Jr. is Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N8B) Integration Capabilities and Resources Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

Mr. McCarthy is currently the Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Integration of Capabilities and Resources on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.  His mission is to exercise centralized supervision of Navy warfare requirements, allocation of resources, program planning, and study efforts to ensure integration of planning, programming, budgeting, and assessments within OPNAV and the management echelons subordinate to CNO.  Mr. McCarthy serves as the principal OPNAV Staff Executive for matters (other than JCS).  Mr. McCarthy manages the development of the Navy's Program Objective Memorandum (POM), with annual TOA of over $130B to deliver a fiscally balanced annual budget with increased capability and capacity for the CNO and Combatant Commanders worldwide.

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