Thursday, December 20, 2012

CNO Diversity Vision - A home run

CNO’s Sailing Directions describe a vision of the contribution and characteristics of the Navy over the next 10-15 years. Today and in the next decade, ready Sailors and Civilians will remain the centerpiece of Navy’s warfighting capability. 

To maintain our warfighting edge, it is essential that our people be diverse in experience, background and ideas; personally and professionally ready; and proficient in the operation of their weapons and systems. 

Diversity is not founded on statistics, percentages, or quotas.  
Diversity is about achieving peak performance. 

Our force will draw upon the widest possible set of talents and backgrounds to maximize our warfighting capability, adapt to address new threats and challenges, and take advantage of new opportunities. 

The unique personal characteristics and skills of each Sailor and Civilian will continue to add value to our Navy.  Our efforts to attain and sustain a force of diverse talent and experience will be an intrinsic part of recruiting, developing, retaining and employing our people. We will continue to be united by our shared commitment to the Nation and each other as part of one Navy team. Every Sailor and Civilian will adhere to a professional culture of fairness and respect, and value the contributions each one makes to the Navy’s warfighting capability, forward operations and readiness


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Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

I wondered how long it would take CNO to bow to the pressure of the present administration to bring diversity to the forefront and to no longer stress the objectives that he first stressed. Which were Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready, there is no doubt that his initial words caught the ear of the present administration, and unfortunately those words do resonate in the ears of the present administration, because those objectives are not the same as the objectives of the fighting Navy man of the past. The present administration keeps diversity as the key to Naval success, I do not have to point out what diversity they are stressing but much of that diversity has been a violation of UCMJ in the past.

Very Respectfully,

Anonymous said...


"...I do not have to point out what diversity they are stressing but much of that diversity has been a violation of UCMJ in the past."

The UCMJ hasn't changed so violations in the past are violations in the present.

I'm curious to know the ones you consider being violated.

Anonymous said...

December 27, 2012 7:01 AM

You surely jest when you say the UCMJ has not changed I do not know what sea lawyer school you attended, but there was a time in the Navy when if a person was proven to have gay tendencies that fell under Article 125 of the UCMJ, he was removed from his ship or station and was not going to come back. Do you really think that Article 125 of the UCMJ did not have to change to compensate for the welcoming of gay people into the navy? Article 134 of the UCMJ has been used many, many, many times to cover those things that are not specifically covered by any other article, such as inappropriate touching, ogling in the showers and head area, or making lewd and improper proposals to their Shipmates.

E. A. Hughes, FTCM(SS)
US Navy (Retired)