Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations
From the Chief of Naval Operations Diversity Policy
NOTE: Let's give the CNO full credit for the full message. I think this is the real diversity we're looking for - thought, ideas and competency (These things are available from people of every color, ethnicity, nationality.) I'm onboard with that. It matters not the color of a person's skin, ethnicity or nationality. Our Navy needs the diversity of thought, ideas and competency - let's leave the 'other' diversity alone. Photo is CNO talking to a bunch of highly trained submariners from USS LOUISIANA who had just been awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for demonstrating sustained superior performance while setting fleet standards of excellence in administration, engineering, supply, personnel programs and community support.