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The Navy Picked You for a Reason

By Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday Today, around the Navy and around the world, men and women—Sailors—are making an incredible transition and advancing to Chief Petty Officer. The Navy Memorial is one of our most sacred places, here in Washington, D.C., and today I will stand with a …

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CNO Gilday’s Message to the Fleet

Adm. Mike GildayChief of Naval Operations I am humbled and honored to be your Chief of Naval Operations. Together, we are part of the greatest navy in the world. Everyone on our team – officers and enlisted Sailors, active and reserve, uniformed and civilian – plays an important part in …

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5 Tips to Develop a Solid Leadership Foundation

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Stacey L. Zimmerman, Master-at-Arms 1st Class Jacob A. Widener, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Ann C. Jones and Yeoman 1st Class Paige S. Bosco   Through Laying the Keel — like the solid backbone of a ship — the Navy seeks to empower future Navy leaders to build a …

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CNO and MCPON Release Updates to Leadership Guidance

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith released May 7 their updated leadership guidance documents, Navy Leader Development Framework Version (NLDF) 3.0 and Laying the Keel. The documents have been refreshed with new ideas in support of developing leaders …

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