- to show themselves a good example of Virtue, Honor, Patriotism and Subordination;
- to be vigilant in inspecting the conduct of all persons who are placed under their Command;
- to guard against and suppress all dissolute and immoral practices, and to correct, according to the laws and regulations of the Navy all persons who are guilty of them; and
- to make all necessary and proper measures under the laws, regulations and customs of the Naval Services, to promote and safeguard the morale, the physical well-being and the general welfare of the officers and enlisted persons under their command or charge.
10 U.S. Code 5947