Our Commitment

Flash from the Chief

Moral Excellence and Ethics

During my time as Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command and Chief of Supply Corps, I encouraged each of us to rededicate ourselves to the ethical principles that guide our conduct on a daily basis. A commitment to ethics in our daily lives, at work, and in our personal lives is required of every member of the supply community to ensure our actions are right, good and honorable.

As our military grows smaller, a commitment to excellence is paramount. We must work harder and smarter every day. The Naval Supply Community (NAVSUP, Supply Corps, and Supply Enlisted) has a strong tradition of conducting business in the highest ethical manner, being honest and truthful in our dealings with each other and with those outside the Navy, and acting in the best interests of our nation.

We must renew our vow to make integrity the foundation that defines our character and, consequently, forges the path ahead for our Navy. However, no organization, especially one as large and geographically dispersed as ours, maintains excellence in ethics without constant vigilance, good training and education, and a willingness to make the difficult decisions to do the right thing.

With this in mind, I established a Naval Supply Community Committee on Ethics to deeply examine the role of ethics in our day-to-day business. The committee will foster moral excellence, develop training, and champion ethics across our community. The committee's membership is led by me and NAVSUP Counsel, Sandra Jumper, and includes additional members representing both civilian and military personnel from various organizations throughout DON.

I implore each of you to make ethics and moral excellence the foundation of our community's cultural messages, whether during department all hands meetings afloat, training stand-downs in your commands, Plan of the Day notes, and more. Everything we do demands moral and ethical courage to face difficult decisions in a transparent fashion, which will stand up to scrutiny and strengthen our contributions to the warfighter.

Ethics and traditions are what make the Naval Supply Community great. It is up to each member of our community to reinforce our ethical principles that drive the Navy.

J.A.Yuen
RADM, SC, USN