What it needs is to start living up to the standards and traditions naval leaders have developed over generations.
The core values of honor, courage and commitment are a good start. Honor to the truth and to justice; courage to do what’s right and defend the nation even in the face of mortal danger; and commitment to getting the job done, and doing it well.
An ethos is innate. And this is what the Navy’s ethos is supposed to be.
So, the Navy doesn’t need a new ethos statement. It just needs to start living up to the high standards it already has set for itself."
From NAVY TIMES Editorial