Here are USNA Guidelines to Live By as written by former USNA Superintendent Admiral Charles R. Larson, also former commander in the Pacific–CINCPAC in Naval terms–from 1991 to 1994. He’s the type of guy who will be directing your child’s career and education at the Naval Academy:
- Uphold the standards of the Naval Academy.
- Be a person of integrity.
- Lead by example -(Meet the standard you are holding others to).
- Strive for excellence without arrogance.
- Do your best.
- Treat everyone with dignity and respect.
- Tolerate honest mistakes from people who are doing their best.
- Seek the truth -(Rumors and unverified anecdotes undermine morale).
- Speak well of others -(Gossip undermines human dignity).
- Keep a sense of humor and be able to laugh at yourself.
OUR GOAL: MAKE THE CHAIN OF COMMAND WORK BY ENHANCING MUTUAL TRUST, RESPECT AND GOOD TWO-WAY COMMUNICATIONS.
If you’re a Chuck Larson fan like I am, here’s an interview with him on YouTube:
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of dozens of books on integrating tech into education, webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, adjunct professor in technology-in-education, a columnist for Examiner.com and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her book at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.