Chief Petty Officer
Leadership – Heritage – Tradition


Provide leadership to the Enlisted force and advice to
Navy leadership to create combat-ready Naval Forces.


A senior enlisted force that serves first and foremost
as Deckplate Leaders committed to developing
Sailors and enforcing standards; remains responsive,
aligned and well-connected to both Leadership and
Sailors; and conducts itself in a consistently
professional, ethical and traditional manner.

Guiding Principles

Deckplate Leadership – Chiefs are visible leaders who set the tone.  We will know the mission, know our Sailors, and develop them beyond their expectations as a team and as individuals.

Institutional and Technical Expertise – Chief are the experts in their field.  We will use experience and technical knowledge to produce a well trained enlisted and officer team.

Professionalism – Chiefs will actively teach, uphold, and enforce standards.  We will measure ourselves by the success of our Sailors.   We will remain invested in the Navy through self-motivated military and academic education and training and will provide proactive solutions that are well founded, thoroughly considered, and linked to mission accomplishment.

Character – Chiefs abide by an uncompromising code of integrity, take full responsibility for their actions and keep their word.  This will set a positive tone for the command, unify Mess, and create esprit de corps.

Loyalty – Chiefs remember that loyalty must be demonstrated to seniors, peers and subordinates alike,  Few things are more important than people who have the moral courage to question the appropriate direction in which an organization is headed and then the strength to support whatever final decisions are made.

Active Communication – Chiefs encourage open and frank dialog, listen to Sailors and energize the communication flow up and down the chain of command.  This will increase unit efficiency, mission readiness, and mutual respect.

Sense of Heritage – defines our past and guides our future.  Chiefs will use heritage to connect Sailors to their past, teach values and enhance pride in service to our country.