station may be answered by reading Overseas
Living Conditions; Information Concerning,
NAVMILPERSCOMINST 1720.1A. The instruc-
tion contains brief sheets on approximately 40
duty stations abroad. This instruction should be
available through your local PSD or personnel
You can obtain additional assistance for
service members and their families from the
Visit the local offices of these organizations
and discuss the services they provide for your
personnel and their families. Then place notes in
your divisions files about these organizations and
the services they provide. You can use the notes
to conduct General Military Training (GMT)
during morning quarters.
PRIDE AND PROFESSIONALISM
Pride and professionalism have taken their
rightful place in todays Navy. Gone is
mediocrity; permissiveness is about to
follow. Enter professionalism.
Admiral Thomas B. Hayward
In 1980 Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, the 21st
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), initiated the
Navys pride and professionalism program. This
program reemphasized and reinforced the
traditions and values that have been a part of our
Navy for over 200 years. Since this program is
just as important today, you should develop those
traits of pride and professionalism described in
the following paragraphs.
This is a true, faithful, strong devotion to your
country, commitments, or obligations. In a Navy
environment, it also includes devotion to your
superiors and subordinates. While you may be
willing, even eager, to extend loyalty within your
organization, you must continuously strive to keep
the loyalty of others. You can do this by showing
loyalty to the command and your subordinates.
DEVOTION TO DUTY
This is dedication to your job. You must at
all times do your job to the best of your ability
and place duty above self. Refusal to do so
increases the burden of others.
At this point in your career, professional
knowledge consists of more than just technical
knowledge; it also consists of job know-how. You
will increase this job know-how with experience
and by being open-minded to new ideas and the
suggestions of others.
This means you feel sure of your ability,
judgment, power, and decisions. Professional
knowledge is meaningless without the confidence
to use it.
INITIATIVE AND INGENUITY
You need these qualities to help you develop
your abilities to the fullest. Initiative is an
introductory act leading to an action. Ingenuity
is a skill or cleverness in devising or combining
ways to get the job done. Opportunities for
initiative and ingenuity often arise, but we fail to
take advantage of them.
This is the mental or moral strength that
enables you to meet danger, stand up for your
beliefs, be honest, and admit mistakes.