Our mission is this: to provide midshipmen a conduit to improve their skills in navigation, seamanship, and command while constructing an environment conducive to the coexistence of professionalism, learning, and fun.
The Vision of the Squadron
Through training, ingenuity, readiness, and a constant commitment to excellence, we will prepare ourselves for our ultimate goal: service in the fleet. We will consistently and professionally apply ourselves to this goal. We will maintain a posture that encourages the perfection of our navigation, seamanship, and command skills that will enable us to claim our proper position: the future leaders of the fleet!
Yard Patrol Craft Squadron Guiding Principles
In addition to always being guided by the Navy's Core Values:
- The implementation of safe, effective training is paramount...
- We will seek, cultivate, and advance innovational, formative techniques and procedures.
- We will stimulate, promote teamwork, mentorship, discipline and the heritage of leadership.
- We will strive to do what's right for our people, our Navy and our Nation.