DISCIPLINE AND LEADERSHIP
Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
Identify the purpose of discipline in the 7.
Describe the various qualities of a leader.
List the actions that characterize an outstand-
Identify the core values of the U.S. Navy.
Describe the Navys policy on equal 10.
Identify the Navys support program for single 11.
Describe the Navys policy on fraternization.
Describe the Navys policy on sexual harass-
ment and sexual responsibility.
Identify the Navys requirements for physical
Describe the Navy Leader Development
Program courses offered by the Navy.
Civilian executives lead by virtue of superior
knowledge (through education an/or experience)
and strong characteristics or personality. No law
sanctions their positions, and they may not be
legally responsible for those they lead. Their
responsibility, if any, for the well-being of
their followers is primarily a moral one. On the
other hand, military officers, by virtue of their
commissions, have a legal as well as a moral
obligation. They represent the governments
responsibility to enforce the law of the land, and
they are charged with the well-being of their
A leaders position is, to an extent, analogous
to that of a skilled artisan with a fine set of tools.
The artisan keeps those tools in first-class condi-
tion, for on them depends the artisans ability to
turn out fine work. The leaders tools are the per-
sonnel who are assigned to accomplish the
assigned mission. They, like the artisans tools,
must be in good physical condition; but here the
analogy ends. Personnel are not objects to be
polished by supplying their physical needs, to be
laid aside when finished with a job, and to be
picked up again when needed.
Even though the Navy does everything feasible
to provide for the physical well-being of its
personnel, the young officer must not assume that
personnel are well cared for. The officer must be
personally concerned with their welfare and must
know each individuals background, capabilities,
and limitations. The officer should be aware
constantly that debts, personal health, or any one
of many problems may destroy a persons peace
of mind and efficiency.
A good officer gains the confidence of the
personnel so that they will feel free to talk about
their problems, knowing they will get all possible
assistance. Occasionally people have difficulty
discussing their personal problems with a superior.
A skillful officer maybe able to draw such people
out and help them; however an officer should use
care and tact when attempting this.
Every group has a few people whose sole
interest in life is to complete their time in the Navy
and return to civilian life. Most of them are merely
Identify the six points of the code of conduct.