Today’s Navy faces challenges not only from threats in the maritime domain but also from its failure to curb destructive professional and personal behavior in the fleet. This is evident in unchanged rates of sexual assault, the recent social media photo scandal, and the need for several procedural compliance stand-downs by the surface force. Although the Navy has become better and more articulate in its campaigns against specific behaviors, it has not seen the expected results. One reason is that these efforts have missed connecting with our center of gravity—the junior leadership. It is time to provide the education and tools to our junior officers and sailors so they can lead their peers, set expectations, and maintain Navy standards.
Leadership Forum: It Must Be About Leadership
By Commander David P. Wroe, U.S. Navy, with Commander Jim Von St Paul and Command Master Chief Michael Leggett, U.S. Navy