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Ray Mabus
75th United States Secretary of the Navy
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 19, 2009
President Barack Obama
Deputy Robert Work
Janine Davidson
Preceded by BJ Penn (Acting)
United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
In office
July 5, 1994 â€“ April 25, 1996
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Charles Freeman
Succeeded by Wyche Fowler
60th Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 12, 1988 â€“ January 14, 1992
Lieutenant Brad Dye
Preceded by William Allain
Succeeded by Kirk Fordice
Auditor of Mississippi
In office
January 10, 1984 â€“ January 12, 1988
Governor William Allain
Preceded by Hamp King
Succeeded by Pete Johnson
Personal details
Born Raymond Edwin Mabus, Jr.
(1948-10-11) October 11, 1948 (age 68)
Starkville, Mississippi, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Julie Hines (1987–2000)
Lynne Horecky (2007–present)
Alma mater University of Mississippi, Oxford (BA)
Johns Hopkins University (MA)
Harvard University (JD)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1970–1972
Rank Lieutenant Junior Grade
Awards Surface Warfare Officer badge

Here are the choices I don't want to make: between paying additional fuel costs and flying and steaming less; between paying additional fuel costs and building fewer ships and planes.
Ray Mabus
When I do all-hands calls – and I do a lot of all-hands calls – and I look out across 50 people, or 5,000 people, I see United States sailors. I do not see male sailors, or female sailors, and I do not think anybody else does, either.
Ray Mabus
We've got SEAL teams in the field that are very close to net zero in terms of energy and water, so they can stay out almost indefinitely without being resupplied.
Ray Mabus
On 9/11, 2001, the Navy stood at 316 ships. By 2008, after one of the great military buildups in American history, we were at 278 ships and had 49,000 fewer sailors.
Ray Mabus