Key cabinet ministers and the heads of the army, navy, and air force are members of the nuclear authority.
I linked yesterday to Esquire magazine's report on the lack of benefits available to the navy SEAL who shot bin Laden.
Just last week, it was reported that the 44-year-old Hunter was discharged from the navy after testing positive for cocaine.
early 14c., "fleet of ships, especially for purposes of war," from Old French navie "fleet, ship," from Latin navigia, plural of navigium "vessel, boat," from navis "ship" (see naval). Meaning "a nation's collective, organized sea power" is from 1530s. The Old English words were sciphere (usually of Viking invaders) and scipfierd (usually of the home defenses). Navy blue was the color of the British naval uniform. Navy bean attested from 1856, so called because they were grown to be used by the Navy.