America’s Navy: Big Picture

America’s Navy: Big Picture


AMERICA IS A MARITIME NATION, AND OUR PROSPERITY
IS TIED TO OUR ABILITY TO OPERATE FREELY IN THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT. AND TODAY’S STRATEGIC
ENVIRONMENT IS INCREASINGLY GLOBALIZED AND INCREASINGLY COMPETITIVE. GLOBAL SYSTEMS ARE
USED MORE, STRESSED MORE AND CONTESTED MORE. THE MARITIME SYSTEM, FOR EXAMPLE, HAS SEEN
EXPLOSIVE GROWTH – FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 25 YEARS, THERE IS TRUE COMPETITION FOR CONTROL
OF THE SEAS. FROM THE SEA FLOOR TO SPACE, FROM DEEP WATER TO THE SHORELINE, AND IN THE
INFORMATION DOMAIN, THINGS ARE ACCELERATING. THE GLOBAL INFORMATION SYSTEM HAS BECOME PERVASIVE
AND HAS CHANGED THE WAY WE ALL DO BUSINESS, INCLUDING AT SEA. TECHNOLOGY IS BEING INTRODUCED
AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE, AND IS BEING ADOPTED BY SOCIETY JUST AS FAST. AND FINALLY, A NEW
SET OF COMPETITORS ARE MOVING QUICKLY TO USE THESE FORCES TO THEIR ADVANTAGE, AND FOR THE
FIRST TIME IN 25 YEARS, THE UNITED STATES IS FACING A RETURN TO GREAT POWER COMPETITION.
THESE NEW FORCES HAVE CHANGED WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS TO PROVIDE MARITIME
SECURITY. AND WHILE THE PROBLEMS ARE MUCH MORE NUMEROUS AND COMPLEX, OUR RESPONSIBILITY
REMAINS THE SAME. NAVAL FORCES MUST PROVIDE OUR LEADERS CREDIBLE OPTIONS TO PROTECT AMERICA
FROM ATTACK, TO ADVANCE OUR PROSPERITY, TO FURTHER OUR STRATEGIC INTERESTS, TO ASSURE
OUR ALLIES AND PARTNERS, TO AND DETER OUR ADVERSARIES. THESE REST ON THE ABILITY OF
THE NAVY AND OUR SISTER SERVICES TO WIN DECISIVELY IF CONFLICT BREAKS OUT.
IF WE DON’T ADAPT, WE WILL PERFORM BELOW OUR POTENTIAL, AND WORSE, WE MAY FALL BEHIND
OUR COMPETITORS. TO ADDRESS THIS ENVIRONMENT, THE NAVY IS FOCUSING ON FOUR LINES OF EFFORT:
DOING RIGHT BY OUR PEOPLE, BROADENING NAVAL WARFIGHTING CONCEPTS AND CAPABILITIES, STRENGTHENING
OUR PARTNERSHIPS, AND LEARNING FASTER. UNQUESTIONABLY, THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF
OUR NAVY IS OUR TEAM. EVERYTHING WE DO STARTS AND ENDS WITH OUR SAILORS, CIVILIANS AND THEIR
FAMILIES. AS OUR PLATFORMS AND MISSIONS BECOME MORE COMPLEX, OUR NEED FOR TALENTED PEOPLE
CONTINUES TO BE A CHALLENGE. WE NEED TO RECRUIT, TRAIN AND RETAIN THE RIGHT PEOPLE, AND OUR
SAILOR 2025 INITIATIVES ARE AIMED SQUARELY AT THAT CHALLENGE. THOSE EFFORTS ARE BASED
IN OUR CORE VALUES OF HONOR, COURAGE AND COMMITMENT, AND DEMONSTRATED THROUGH FOUR CORE ATTRIBUTES
OF INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, INITIATIVE AND TOUGHNESS.
AND OUR NAVY TEAM IS COMMITTED TO OUR MISSION, WHICH REQUIRES US TO STRENGTHEN NAVAL POWER
AT AND FROM THE SEA. OUR INVESTMENTS FOR THE FUTURE REFLECT SOME VERY TOUGH CHOICES AS
WE ACHIEVE THIS AIM. WE HAVE PRIORITIZED SHIPBUILDING AND THE INDUSTRIAL BASE. FIRST IN THAT EFFORT
IS THE OHIO REPLACEMENT PROGRAM. WE ARE TAKING STEPS TO MORE DEEPLY INGRAIN INFORMATION WARFARE.
AND WE’RE ALSO INVESTING IN OUR NAVAL AVIATION ENTERPRISE, RAPIDLY INTEGRATING UNMANNED SYSTEMS
AND BOLSTERING OUR INVESTMENTS IN ADVANCED WEAPONS.
IN ADDITION TO THESE INVESTMENTS, WE ARE ADJUSTING OUR BEHAVIORS TO KEEP PACE WITH A WORLD THAT
CONTINUES TO ACCELERATE. WE ARE DOUBLING DOWN ON AN APPROACH THAT RELIES MORE HEAVILY ON
EXPERIMENTATION AND PROTOTYPING. AND WE ARE PURSUING MULTIPLE AVENUES TO DRIVE SHORTER
LEARNING CYCLES INTO ALL THAT WE DO. WE MUST LEARN FASTER.
FOR 240 YEARS, THE U.S. NAVY HAS BEEN A BEEN A CORNERSTONE OF AMERICAN SECURITY AND PROSPERITY.
TO CONTINUE TO MEET THIS OBLIGATION, WE MUST ADAPT TO THE EMERGING SECURITY ENVIRONMENT.
WE WILL REMAIN THE WORLD’S FINEST NAVY ONLY IF WE FIGHT EACH AND EVERY MINUTE TO GET BETTER.
OUR COMPETITORS ARE FOCUSED ON TAKING THE LEAD; WE MUST PICK UP THE PACE AND DENY THEM.
THE MARGINS OF VICTORY ARE RAZOR THIN, BUT THEY ARE DECISIVE.

13 comments

  1. I say we should build a ship to counter the Kirov Class Battlecruiser by either a New design or even bring back and improve a old one

  2. I wish Team Obama gave as much attention to the fleet instead of this propaganda.

    Obama has cut the US Navy fleet to 1917 levels and 105 admirals and 2 Marine generals have warned Obama that his cuts to the US Navy that US security will plummet to all-time lows if more budget cuts are made.

    Obama has already eliminated the highly successful Tomahawk missile program, known as the world's most advanced cruise missile.

    Kinda makes you want to know who's side is Obama on?

  3. More free countrys has to come together in a allains above NATO and all other organisations. It's time for the first time that ALL free people should stand United. The US Navy is the most powerful tool in the World to defend and stop dictators, thieves, smugglers and other people/organisation/states that dont accept freedom om this planet. Trump/Sanders and the russians/chines are the problem for all off us in small countrys around the World.

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