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Strategic Plan 2030

Attributes of a Naval Academy Graduate

We develop midshipmen in mind, body, and character. To be prepared to lead effectively as naval officers, our graduates must gain proficiency in each of the following attributes:

SELFLESS - Places the needs of the Nation, the Navy, peers, and subordinates before personal recognition or reward.

PROFESSIONAL - Dedicated to the profession of arms, traditions and values of the Naval Service, and the constitutional foundation of the United States of America.

INCLUSIVE - Fosters a respectful environment in which diverse experiences, perspectives, and knowledge are sought out, valued, and leveraged.

RESILIENT - Possesses the toughness, grit, and perseverance to withstand and recover quickly from difficult conditions.

ADAPTABLE - Recognizes, assesses, and understands new conditions, ideas, environments, and cultures and makes appropriate adjustments to succeed.

LEARNED - Broadly educated in academic and professional fields with focused disciplinary knowledge that enables the application of skills in complex and changing conditions through a lifetime of learning.

COURAGEOUS - Possesses the moral, mental, and physical strength to do that which is right, with determination, even in the face of temptation or adversity.

HONORABLE - Does what is right; conducts oneself in the highest ethical manner and is accountable for one’s professional and personal behavior.

ARTICULATE - Clearly conveys ideas and specialized information through written and spoken word.

INNOVATIVE - Thinks critically to find and develop creative solutions for an increasingly complex world.


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