Honor, Courage, and Commitment
The Three Core Values Of The U.S. Navy
HONOR - " I will bear true faith and allegiance..." Accordingly, we will conduct ourselves in the highest ethical manner in all relationships with peers, superiors and subordinates; be honest and truthful in our dealings with each other, and with those outside the Navy ... illegal or improper behavior will not be tolerated. We are accountable for our professional and personal behavior. We will be mindful of the privilege to serve our fellow Americans.
COURAGE - "I will support and defend..." Accordingly, we will have courage to meet the demands of our profession and the mission when it is hazardous, demanding, or otherwise difficult ... Courage is the value that gives us the moral and mental strength to do what is right, even in the face of personal or professional adversity.
COMMITMENT - "I will obey the orders..." Accordingly, we will demand respect up and down the chain of command; care for the safety, professional, personal and spiritual well-being of our people; Show respect toward all people without regard to race, religion, or gender.