I strive to promote patriotism and become an informed and responsible citizen.
I respect those in positions of authority.
I support those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
I proudly embrace the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.
A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate anyone who does.
Definition: Judgment is your ability to think about things clearly, calmly, and in an orderly fashion so that you can make good decisions.
Definition: Justice is defined as the practice of being fair and consistent. A just person gives consideration to each side of a situation and bases rewards or punishments on merit.
Definition: Decisiveness means that you are able to make good decisions without delay. Get all the facts and weight them against each other. By acting calmly and quickly, you should arrive at a sound decision. You announce your decisions in a clear, firm, professional manner.
Definition: Initiative is taking action even though you haven't been given orders. It means meeting new and unexpected situations with prompt action. It includes using resourcefulness to get something done without the normal material or methods being available to you.
Definition: Dependability means that you can be relied upon to perform your duties properly. It means that you can be trusted to complete a job. It is the willing and voluntary support of the policies and orders of the chain of command. Dependability also means consistently putting forth your best effort in an attempt to achieve the highest standards of performance.
Definition: Tact means that you can deal with people in a manner that will maintain good relations and avoid problems. It means that you are polite, calm, and firm.
Definition: Integrity means that you are honest and truthful in what you say or do. You put honesty, sense of duty, and sound moral principles above all else.
Definition: Endurance is the mental and physical stamina that is measured by your ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress, and hardship. For example, enduring pain during a conditioning march in order to improve stamina is crucial in the development of leadership.
Definition: Bearing is the way you conduct and carry yourself. Your manner should reflect alertness, competence, confidence, and control.
Definition: Unselfishness means that you avoid making yourself comfortable at the expense of others. Be considerate of others. Give credit to those who deserve it.
Definition: Courage is what allows you to remain calm while recognizing fear. Moral courage means having the inner strength to stand up for what is right and to accept blame when something is your fault. Physical courage means that you can continue to function effectively when there is physical danger present.
Definition: Knowledge is the understanding of a science or art. Knowledge means that you have acquired information and that you understand people. Your knowledge should be broad, and in addition to knowing your job, you should know your unit's policies and keep up with current events.
Definition: Loyalty means that you are devoted to your country, the Corps, and to your seniors, peers, and subordinates. You owe unwavering loyalty up and down the chain of command, to seniors, subordinates, and peers.
Definition: Enthusiasm is defined as a sincere interest and exuberance in the performance of your duties. If you are enthusiastic, you are optimistic, cheerful, and willing to accept the challenges.
11 Principles of Leadership
1. Know yourself and seek self-improvement.
Understand who you are, your values, priorities, strengths and weakness. Knowing yourself allows you to discover your strengths and weakness. Self-improvement is a process of sustaining strengths and overcoming weakness, thus increasing competence and the confidence people have in your leadership ability.
2. Be technically proficient.
As a leader, you know your job and have a solid familiarity with your employees' / battalions task.
3. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.
Search for ways to guide your organization / battalion to new heights. And when things go wrong they always do sooner or later, DO NOT blame others. Analyze the situation, take corrective action and move on to the next challenge.
4. Make sound and timely decisions.
Use good problem solving, decision making and planning tools.
5. Set the example.
Be a good role model for your employees / battalion. They must not only hear what they are expected to do, but also see what the expectation is.
6. Know your people and look out for their well-being.
Know human nature and the importance of sincerely caring for your workers / cadets.
7. Keep your workers / cadets informed.
Know how to communicate with not only them but also seniors and other key people.
8. Develop a sense of responsibility in your workers.
Help develop good character traits that will help them carry out their professional responsibilities.
9. Ensure tasks are understood, supervised and accomplished.
Communication is the key to this responsibility.
10. Train as a team.
Although many so-called leaders call their organization, department, section, etc., a team, they are not really teams...they are just a group of people doing their jobs.
11. Use the full capabilities of your organization.
By developing a team spirit, you will be able to employ your organization, department, section, etc., to its fullest capabilities.