Cultural Assessment of the U.S. Navy Essay

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Mission Statement      The US Navy has founded its self with being an organization that will train and activate skilled combat naval personnel. The official mission statement taken off their web site states, “The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.” ( The Navy also prides itself on the adventurous spirit it takes to embark on a career in the navy. The slogan used in getting new recruits is “Accelerate your life“. These statements suggest that the Navy is not only clear in its purpose and design, but also dedicated to its end. The clarity of its mission is seen in the…show more content…
The ads also focus on the benefits of training, education at sea and ashore, preparation for the future, travel and adventure, teamwork, and quality of life leisure activities such as e-mail at sea and family support (Borlik, 2003).      The Blue Angels are an essential part of Navy and Marine Corps recruiting and retention programs. The mission of the Blue Angels is to improve Navy and Marine Corps recruiting and to represent the naval service to the civilian community, its elected leadership and foreign nations. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps (Official Blue Angels Site, 2004). Status and Reward System The U.S. Navy uses an award system to publicly recognize outstanding performance for specific accomplishments or for sustained performance over a period of service. Although award presentations have become more frequent such that the effect of being recognized has been diluted, the awards are warmly received with the main impetus being the benefit the award will have on advancement opportunities. Members with few or no awards will seldom be advanced to higher paying, more responsible positions. When these members do advance, it is with less expediency as compared to the fast-track war heroes with rows of medals on their chests. In reality, sailors are more motivated by "training, security, or a feeling of doing something
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