Secretary of the Navy Gordon England held ceremonies July 25, 2001, in the Pentagon to swear in the newly appointed under secretary of the Navy and general counsel of the Navy.
Susan Morrisey Livingstone in her capacity as the Navy's under secretary, serves as the deputy and principal assistant to the secretary of the Navy and acts with full authority of the Secretary in the day-to-day management of the Department of the Navy.
Before her appointment to this office, Livingstone was chief executive officer of the Association of the United States Army and deputy chairman of its council of trustees. She also served as a vice president and member of the board of the Procurement Round Table, as well as a consultant on policy and management issues. She is a 1968 graduate from the College of William and Mary with a bachelor's degree and a completed master's degree in political science at the University of Montana in 1972. She also spent two years in postgraduate studies at Tufts University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
The Navy's new general counsel is Alberto J. Mora. In this position, he helps the Navy and Marine Corps fulfill their missions through practical and objective legal advice and counsel, effective advocacy and creative problem solving, drawing on sound legal analysis, corporate experience and teamwork.
Before his appointment, he was counsel to the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, where he specialized in international law and was based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. An attorney since 1982, he is admitted to the bars of Florida, Washington, D.C., and their respective federal courts. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College (with honors) and of the University of Miami School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Lawyers of the Americas: The University of Miami Journal of International Law. Mora is a former State Department foreign service officer, served as general counsel of the United States Information Agency, and was a governor of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.