Tuesday, February 3, 2015


"Officers complete nearly 20 years of professional development in most communities before assuming command, but most unrestricted-line communities do not even mention ethics in a classroom environment until prospective XO/CO courses. To rise to the moral and ethical challenges of command, an officer must impose upon himself a similarly systematic curriculum of character development. Only by admitting it could happen to each of us, recognizing situations where moral failure could occur, and subsequently developing strong ethical habits throughout a career can an officer safeguard against a relief in command due to personal misconduct."

From a very good article in January 2014 issue of PROCEEDINGS magazine by LT Lawrence Heyworth IV

Note: In the past year, the Navy has moved its mandatory online ethics training behind an NMCI firewall making it even more difficult for Sailors to complete required training.  That doesn't make too much sense.

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