Happy New Year Shipmates,
We’ve got a lot to look forward to in the New Year. But first I want to thank you for all of your hard work and sacrifice last year. I hope you were able to get some rest and spend time with family and friends. For those of you that were deployed I want to thank you for what you did over the holiday season and throughout the year.
As we start the New Year I would like to share some thoughts in the three videos below. First my new year’s resolution: It is to make sure we’re taking care of our people. The men and women of the Navy are what makes us great, and people are our most valuable asset.
Wellness, Trust and Care: The Navy is dependent upon people and trust. Take care of yourself; take care of your shipmates. In order to be successful we have to trust one another when we’re operating on, above or under the sea. We need to treat each other with dignity, respect and care.
Budget: There’s a lot of discussion on the budget and how it will affect the Navy. For those in the Fleet, I don’t want you worry — if you are in uniform your pay and benefits will not be affected. It will mean that we need to review non-critical operations. I’m serious about protecting the programs that help you and your families.
So Happy New Year. I want to thank you again for your service and your sacrifice. Let’s keep moving forward and let’s have a great year. Thank you.
JONATHAN W. GREENERT
Admiral, U.S. Navy