Naval Academy January 5, Secretary Spencer, Captain Lang, distinguished guests, family, friends, and most especially, classmates from the Class ofthank you for braving the hazards of this cold weather and for taking time from your busy schedules to be here this morning here in Annapolis. Thanks also to my personal staff and the staff here at the Academy for making the arrangements for this event. I recognize that my request to hold this ceremony here was unconventional and created logistics and practical challenges that interrupted the normal routine here in the Yard. As many of you are aware, it is extremely meaningful for me to be able to hold this ceremony here as I took my original oath of office during Plebe Summer in just a few steps from this spot on a day that was considerably warmer than it is today.
America's naval service began during the American Revolution, when on Oct. Creating the Continental Navy.
Esek Hopkins was appointed commander in chief and 22 officers were commissioned, including John Paul Jones. From those early days of naval service, certain bedrock principles or core values have carried on to today.
They consist of three basic principles. Conduct ourselves in the highest ethical manner in all relationships with peers, superiors and subordinates; Be honest and truthful in our dealings with each other, and with those outside the Navy; Be willing to make honest recommendations and accept those of junior personnel; Encourage new ideas and deliver the bad news, even when it is unpopular; Abide by an uncompromising code of integrity, taking responsibility for our actions and keeping our word; Fulfill or exceed our legal and ethical responsibilities in our public and personal lives twenty-four hours a day.
Illegal or improper behavior or even the appearance of such behavior will not be tolerated. We are accountable for our professional and personal behavior. We will be mindful of the privilege to serve our fellow Americans.
Courage is the value that gives us the moral and mental strength to do what is right, even in the face of personal or professional adversity. Demand respect up and down the chain of command; Care for the safety, professional, personal and spiritual well-being of our people; Show respect toward all people without regard to race, religion, or gender; Treat each individual with human dignity; Be committed to positive change and constant improvement; Exhibit the highest degree of moral character, technical excellence, quality and competence in what we have been trained to do.
The day-to-day duty of every Navy man and woman is to work together as a team to improve the quality of our work, our people and ourselves.John Paul Jones's spirit of optimism and enthusiasm has been a part of our Navy since the American Revolution. A leader never compromises absolutes.
Defense of American freedom and obedience to the Constitution of the United States are two absolutes the Naval Service lives by, and for which our Sailors and Marines may face death.
John Paul Jones's spirit of optimism and enthusiasm has been a part of our Navy since the American Revolution. A leader never compromises absolutes. Defense of American freedom and obedience to the Constitution of the United States are two absolutes the Naval Service lives by, and for which our Sailors and Marines may face death.
John Paul Jones: A Founder of the U.S. Navy. By: the Enemies of the United States, by sea or otherwise, consistent with the laws of war, and the terms of your commission." John Paul Jones' victory inspired his French allies and the young country that was very much embroiled with land battles.
He received many military honors and a.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
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