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Talking with Sailors


Living the Core Values

We are patriots, forged by the Navy's core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. In times of war and peace, our actions reflect our proud heritage and tradition.

"I will bear true faith and allegiance..." Accordingly, I will: conduct myself in the highest ethical manner in all relationships with peers, superiors and subordinates; Be honest and truthful in my dealings with others, and with those outside the Navy; Be willing to make honest recommendations and accept those of junior personnel; Encourage new ideas and deliver the bad news, even when it is unpopular; Abide by an uncompromising code of integrity, take responsibility for my actions and keep my word; Fulfill or exceed my legal and ethical responsibilities in my public and personal life 24 hours a day. Illegal or improper behavior, or even the appearance of such behavior, will not be tolerated. I am accountable for my professional and personal behavior. I will be mindful of the privilege to serve my fellow Americans.