Vice Admiral Lee (right) and Navy Vice Admiral Richard Breckenridge

Serve First, Lead Second, Be Humble

By Captain Samson Stevens, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2022
Inculcating the three bases into our organizational frameworks will provide much-needed reinforcement to our nation and the people we serve.
crew members

Mistakes Are Not Optional

By Commander Luke Kelvington, U.S. Navy
August 2022
Leaders who address fallibility, starting with the check-in process, can help inculcate new team members into a culture willing to admit, face, and learn from mistakes.
mom and child

Mothers Deserve Better from the Navy

By Ensign Victoria Cavazos, U.S. Navy
August 2022
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION ESSAY CONTEST—SECOND PRIZE SPONSORED, BY RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES. The marginalization of motherhood in the Sea Services is draining some of its best talent.

The Atrophy of Mission Command

By Captains Rob Peters and Benjamin Miller, U.S. Navy, and Lieutenant Colonel Brian Hanrahan, U.S. Army
August 2022
The joint force is not prepared to win a peer conflict in a communication-denied environment. A cultural revolution is required to bring back mission command.

Don’t Give Up the (Friend)Ship!

By Lieutenant Julie Roland, U.S. Navy
August 2022
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION ESSAY CONTEST—THIRD PRIZE SPONSORED, BY RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES. Leaders should encourage their sailors to socialize together to promote inclusion and unit cohesion.

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