1. Quality and Motivated People
Naval Aviation will comprise the nation's most talented and highly trained
personnel. It will be motivated by strong leadership espousing the core
values of the Department of the Navy ‹ honor, courage and commitment. Naval
Aviation is dedicated to recruiting the best educated and most qualified
young men and women to fill the enlisted and officer ranks. Naval Aviation
personnel will be technically trained and fully capable of operating and
maintaining the most sophisticated aviation weapons and support systems.
Naval Aviation will maintain high retention rates through improved quality
of life programs, including educational opportunities, monetary compensation,
advancement, and leadership positions.
GOAL 1-1: Recruiting
Recruit officers and enlisted personnel who meet high academic, physical,
and character standards. These personnel will have specific aviation rating
and warfare specialty designations requiring subsequent professional training
GOAL 1-2: Training
Ensure that training remains a top priority. Training will be properly
resourced to maximize educational technology. "Total system" training for
maintenance personnel and aircrews will be an integral part of weapon system
acquisition and introduction and subsequent improvements.
GOAL 1-3: Leadership
Instill within the leadership corps those qualities that inspire loyalty,
trust, and dedication. These qualities will become institutionalized, emphasized
in training, and practiced at all levels within the chain of command.
GOAL 1-4: Career Development and Retention
Provide challenging and rewarding careers and retain qualified personnel.
Naval Aviation will give people leadership challenges, advanced educational
opportunities, and competitive monetary and benefits compensation.