Document: CNO Richardson’s Navy Leader Development Framework

January 30, 2018 12:30 PM - Updated: January 30, 2018 12:56 PM

The following is the recently released Navy Leadership Development Framework Version 1.0 from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.

From the Report:

A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority makes clear that our Navy’s operational and
warfighting success requires that we be ready to prevail in an environment that is changing
quickly and becoming more complex.

These two factors — the quickening pace of change and the increasing complexity — offer
the US Navy an opportunity to improve our advantage over our potential adversaries.
Creativity and initiative are our strengths. To seize this opportunity, our leaders must think
more clearly and learn more rapidly than our adversaries. Leaders have always been essential
to the Navy’s success – going forward, even more will be required. Developing leaders will
remain a principal focus of our Navy.

Effective Navy leaders demonstrate a deliberate commitment to grow throughout their
careers. They work from a foundation of humility, embracing our core values of honor,
courage, and commitment. They behave with integrity, accountability, initiative and
toughness. Navy leaders commit to improving the competence and character of themselves
and their teams. They inspire their teams to learn so as to achieve their best possible
performance. In our Navy, leaders can take full advantage of a rich combination of formal
schools, structured on-the-job training and experience, and self-guided education.

This framework outlines how the U.S. Navy will develop leaders that demonstrate both
operational excellence and strong character at every level of seniority. The concepts
discussed in this framework apply to all parts of the Navy Team – everybody should read and
understand it. The specifics of leader development will be developed by community leaders
and be consistent with this framework.

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
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