CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE:
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/NOV//
SUBJ/CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE//
NARR/REF A IS DESIGN FOR MAINTAINING MARITIME SUPERIORITY VERSION 2.0.
REF B IS NAVY LEADER DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK VERSION 3.0.
REF C IS NAVY CIVILIAN WORKFORCE FRAMEWORK VERSION 1.0.
REF D IS CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE BOARD OF GOVERNANCE CHARTER.//
RMKS/1. Mission one for every Sailor, active and reserve, uniformed and
civilian, is the operational readiness of todays Navy. That means being
ready both in our personal and professional lives. And part of that
readiness, as members of the profession of arms, is holding ourselves to high
ideals of integrity and service.
2. Sailors are our asymmetric advantage in a complex and changing
environment. Optimizing our Navy teams performance requires us all to drive
toward a Culture of Excellence, a culture focused on the high ideals espoused
in our Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. In order to more
effectively recruit, develop, manage, reward, and retain the forces of
tomorrow, aiming to simply avoid doing the wrong thing is too low a bar; we
must actively pursue that which is right. When Sailors feel included,
respected, and empowered, they will be more ready to win wars, deter
aggression and maintain freedom of the seas.
3. This is not a tagline. This is a call to action, and we must begin
4. To reach this vision of cultural excellence, the Navy must evolve beyond
simply responding to incidents after they occur.
Reactive strategies demand large amounts of our collective time and effort to
target a relatively small population. Instead, we must proactively prevent
incidents from occurring in the first place. We are hard at work developing
the necessary guidance and tools to do so.
a. Soon, you will receive the following:
(1) Communication guides for senior and deckplate leaders to further
explain our way ahead.
(2) Information on upcoming pilot programs designed to empower unit-
level commanders and their Command Resilience Teams to make data-driven
decisions to get to the left of destructive behaviors.
5. Over the last 6 months, we have been reviewing, simplifying and aligning
our policies and programs that are duplicative or ineffective. Before we ask
you to do anything different, we will leverage this simplification to give
deckplate leaders time back for training, qualifications, education, and
everything else that promotes combat readiness. We will continue to seek
your feedback on these efforts.
6. Navy senior leaders, myself especially, are listening. We are committed
to promoting your success. You will soon see a follow-up 12 Star message
from our Fleet Commanders, highlighting our unified commitment to signature
7. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released by Admiral M. M. Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations.//