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Document: CNO Richardson’s Navy Leader Development Framework

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.

  • Ed L

    Interesting concept. Now what needs to be done is those individuals with Deficiencies stand up and call attention to the fact that they need help

    • hollygreen9

      HELP!!!

  • homey

    This is new? Released Jan 2017?

  • BillyP

    “They work from a foundation of humility, embracing our core values of honor,
    courage, and commitment. They behave with integrity, accountability, initiative and
    toughness”
    I’m glad to see “accountability” get a mention in amongst all the other ‘apple pie and ice cream’ values. So much for theory, but in practice? … Not so much. Where in this whole FITZGERALD & MCCAIN mess has anyone stepped forward to say, “I was in charge/command, it happened on my watch. I await the court martial.”
    How must the grieving relatives of all those men feel as the USN ducks and dives, avoiding at all costs the dread ‘R’ word – responsibility. Of course it (justice) may be harsh, but it comes with the word ‘command’: In 1757 Admiral Byng was shot on his own quarterdeck for “failing to do his utmost”; Voltaire observed the execution was “To encourage the others” – which it did, helping Britain win the Seven Years War, the first world-wide conflict.