The Navy Ethos
We are the United States Navy, our Nation's sea power—ready guardians of peace, victorious in war.
We are professional Sailors and Civilians—a diverse and agile force exemplifying the highest standards of service to our Nation, at home and abroad, at sea and ashore.
Integrity is the foundation of our conduct; respect for others is fundamental to our character; decisive leadership is crucial to our success.
We are a team, disciplined and well-prepared, committed to mission accomplishment. We do not waver in our dedication and accountability to our shipmates and families.
We are patriots, forged by the Navy's core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. In times of war and peace, our actions reflect our proud heritage and tradition.
We defend our Nation and prevail in the face of adversity with strength, determination, and dignity.
We are the United States Navy.