AMERICA'S WARFIGHTING NAVY:
R 091955Z JAN 24 MID600117064644U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
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SUBJ/AMERICA'S WARFIGHTING NAVY//
RMKS/1. Who We Are. We are the United States Navy, the most powerful navy in
the world. We are the Sailors and Civilians who have answered our Nations
call to service. We are Americans who embody character, competence, and
dedication to our mission. Our identity is forged by the sea and we serve
with honor, courage, and commitment.
2. What We Do. We are here to preserve the peace, respond in crisis, and win
decisively in war. We operate far forward, around the world and around the
clock, from the seabed to space, in cyberspace, and in the information
environment to promote our Nations prosperity and security, deter aggression,
and provide options to our nations leaders. We deliver power for peace, but
are always postured and ready to fight and win as part of the Joint Force and
alongside our Allies and partners.
3. Where We Are Going. The threats to our nation and our interests are real
and growing. The strategic environment has changed; gone are the days of
operating from a maritime sanctuary against competitors who cannot threaten
us. The National Defense Strategy makes clear that we must defend our
homeland, deter strategic attack, deter and be prepared to prevail in
conflict against the Peoples Republic of China, and meet the acute challenge
of an aggressive Russia and other persistent threats. Our adversaries have
designed their militaries to overcome our traditional sources of strength. We
must move rapidly to stay ahead and continuously create warfighting
advantages. We must think, act, and operate differently, leveraging wargaming
and experimentation to integrate conventional capability with hybrid,
unmanned, and disruptive technologies. Tomorrows battlefield will be
incredibly challenging and complex. To win decisively in that environment,
our Sailors must be the best warfighters in the world with the best systems,
weapons, and platforms to ensure we can defeat our adversaries. We will put
more players on the field platforms that are ready with the right
capabilities, weapons and sustainment, and people who are ready with the
right skills, tools, training, and mindset.
4. Our Priorities. We will focus on Warfighting, Warfighters, and the
Foundation that supports them.
a. Warfighting: Deliver Decisive Combat Power. We will view everything we
do through a warfighting lens to ensure our Navy remains the worlds
preeminent fighting force. We will prioritize the readiness and capabilities
required to fight and win at sea, and the logistics and shore support
required to keep our Navy fit to fight.
We recognize that we will never fight alone. We will advance naval
integration with the Marine Corps, and synchronize and align our warfighting
efforts with the Joint Force. We will design and drive interoperability with
our Allies and partners to deliver combined lethality.
b. Warfighters: Strengthen the Navy Team. We will use the principles of
mission command to empower leaders at all levels to operate in uncertain,
complex, and rapidly changing environments, ready to take initiative and bold
action with confidence. We will build strong warfighting teams, recruiting
and retaining talented people from across the rich fabric of America. We will
provide world- class training and education to our Sailors and Civilians,
honing their skills and giving them every opportunity to succeed. We will
ensure our quality of service meets the highest standards, and we will look
after our families and support networks, who enable us to accomplish our
c. Foundation: Build Trust, Align Resources, Be Ready. We will earn and
reinforce the trust and confidence of the American People every day. We will
work with Congress to field and maintain the worlds most powerful Navy and
the infrastructure that sustains it.
We will team with industry and academia to solve our most pressing
challenges. We will cooperate with the interagency to bolster integrated
deterrence. We will align what we do ashore with the warfighting needs of our
5. Our Charge. America is counting on us to deter aggression, defend our
national security interests, and preserve our way of life. With the right
tools, a winning mindset, and the highest levels of integrity, we will
operate safely as a team to deliver warfighting excellence.
6. I am proud to serve alongside you. I thank you and your families for your
continued commitment to ensuring we are always ready.
7. We have taken a fix and set our course. Together we will deliver the Navy
the Nation Needs. The time is now to move with purpose and
urgency: ALL AHEAD FLANK!
8. Admiral Franchetti sends. 33rd Chief of Naval Operations//