WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has directed a rapid review of Navy and Marine Corps' security procedures at military bases around the country, after a deadly shooting in Washington's Navy Yard, the Navy announced Tuesday.
"Our Sailors, Marines, and civilians are familiar with the dangers of service, but our security is something we can never take for granted," said Mabus. "I ordered a review of every Navy and Marine Corps base in the United States to ensure that we live up to our responsibility of taking care of our people."
William Gortney, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, will lead the review for the Navy. Rick Tryon, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, will lead the review for the Marine Corps, according to the Navy.
The review is to be submitted to Mabus by Oct. 1, two weeks after the Washington Navy Yard shooting.
A lone gunman opened fire in Navy Yard's building 197 on Monday morning, killing 12 people. The gunman was identified as Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old contractor from Texas, who entered the base with valid ID. He was also dead.