The Core Values of the Navy: Honor, Courage and Commitment. When you join the US Navy, you will be immersed in these core values.
Honor – Honor in the Navy means to “Conduct ourselves in the highest ethical manner in all relationships”. This has to do with honesty, respect, being responsible for your actions and standing by your word. It also means to remember the privilege of serving fellow Americans by your role in the Navy.
Courage – Meet the professional demands of our profession and make decisions in the best interest of the nation, without regard to personal consequences. This also means that you possess the “moral and mental strength to do what is right, even in the face of personal or professional adversity”.
Commitment – This means to treat each human with dignity, regardless of race, religion or gender. You will be committed to constant personal and professional improvement and positive changes. You will work together as a team for individual and career growth.
More so than ever and with the high unemployment rate with the young adults, the Navy can be very selective. As with all the military branches. All to say, to increase your chances of enlisting in the Navy, it would be to your benefit not to have an arrest record, to have good grades, to be physically fit, etc. Do your homework ‘before’ talking with your Navy recruiter. Be prepared. It may be the job of a lifetime!