Secretary of the Navy, John Dalton in 1994 and reaffirmed in the March 2010 update.
SECNAV M-5216.5, Department of the Navy Correspondence Manual
"Today many of our naval leaders are actually “cheerleaders,” making heroic attempts to keep the Navy together with endless exhortations and lectures on the value of leadership. Yet they, themselves, are not knowledgeable enough to instruct or to see that the work has been done properly. What we must recognize is that the purpose of the Navy is to defend the country, not to provide a place for comfortable careers. Because our officers are the cutting edge of our military strength, we can make no compromise with their ability or integrity."