CO's Command Philosophy-Steel City NROTCU - Carnegie Mellon University

Command Philosophy

  1. We have been given a tremendous opportunity to actively participate in a stable and effective military education program designed to thoroughly prepare young men and women for commissioning. These preparations provide a solid foundation upon which is built a career of service to others in a proud and honorable profession that respects our great nation and is a global force for good. We are passionate about the NROTC Program mission of developing future officers mentally, morally, and physically and instilling in them the highest ideals of duty, loyalty, and the Navy core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. Everything we do must directly support this mission. We are guided by the following principles:
    • SAFETY. Think safety at all times. Use risk management and be aware of your surroundings. Deglamorize the use of alcohol, have zero tolerance for illegal substances, be disciplined and exercise self-control, and ACT to save a shipmate.
    • TRAINING. Be dedicated to academics which provide the basis for future professional growth and effective performance in the military service. Get the best education possible. Become a leader.
    • INTEGRITY. Doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do and doing it until the job is finished - this is integrity. Concentrate wholly on making the right decisions as you develop in mind and character. Your word is your bond. Never be afraid to admit a mistake. Open, honest communications enable integrity.
    • TEAMWORK. Our Unit is a team. Always do your best and be responsible for your actions. Treat each other with respect and dignity. Serve the Unit proudly, knowing that you are improving yourself and your shipmates. There are no single point failures.
  2. We live in dangerous times in a very dangerous world. Humbly serve as a loyal guardian to our fellow Americans and strive to deserve their trust and confidence. Remember your oath to the Constitution of the United States and your promise to defend something larger than yourselves. Believe in what you do. We are indeed the fortunate few who have the honor and privilege to serve in the United States Navy and Marine Corps.