Admiral Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), stated Mission One for every Sailor (active and reserve, officer and enlisted, uniformed and civilian) is the operational readiness of today’s Navy. Part of
that readiness, as members of the profession of arms, is holding ourselves to high ideals of integrity and service (Appendix A).

Our Sailors are our asymmetric advantage in a complex and changing environment. Optimizing our Navy Team’s performance requires a deep understanding of the Culture of Excellence (COE) – a Navy-wide approach focused on enhancing our Core Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.