"Goals and Objectives of the Navy Charter."
All Hands. no. 651. Washington, D.C. GPO, April 1971. P. 4-5.
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Outlines the goals and objectives of the Navy Charter to provide for equal opportunity
in the Navy.
The Navy as a segment of the United States desires to ensure equal opportunity for all personnel
so that the human dignity of every individual will be preserved. Therefore, the Navy must develop
and use the full potential of its share of the country's human resources.
To achieve an efficient naval organization and true, equitable treatment for all members of the
Navy community, the following goals and objectives are set forth:
I. To attract to the Navy people with ability, dedication, and capacity for growth.
Specifically, the Navy must be able to obtain the very best talent available in this nation
regardless of race, religion, creed, economic background or national origin.
- To increase and intensify the Navy's recruiting effort to attain and retain the highest
quality officer and enlisted volunteers from the minority community, thus seeking to achieve
increased representation of minority personnel in the various categories and grades of the
- To create and maintain a Navy image of equal opportunity and treatment for all people
regardless of race, creed, religion, or national origin.
- To establish educational, recreational and social programs within the Navy and in association
with the Navy (e.g., JNROTC, Sea Cadets, Community Action Programs) to bring talented but
underprivileged/culturally-deprived personnel to a level at which they can compete equitably
with their peers.
II. To provide real opportunity for all personnel of the Department of the Navy to rise to the
highest level of responsibility that their talent and diligence will take them.
- To identify and eliminate all bias, i.e., ensure equal opportunity for selection,
classification to occupational fields, technical/professional schooling and developmental
experiences, progression in duty assignment, performance evaluations, pro-pay, advancement,
promotion, retention/reenlistment, career status, etc.
III. To make service in the Department of the Navy a model of equal opportunity for all
regardless of race, creed, religion or national origin. The Navy must strive to elevate the
dignity of each individual and eliminate all vestiges of racial discrimination so that all
members of the naval service can be proud to serve to their fullest.
- To create and ensure equal opportunity in living and work conditions in the Navy community.
- To conduct conferences and educational, recreational and social programs to enhance racial
and interracial understanding and cooperation.
IV. To help each serviceman at the end of his service in his adjustment to civilian life.
- To ensure that all members of the Navy's retired and fleet reserve community are assisted
in obtaining an equal opportunity for a "second career", if desired.
- To provide priority opportunity for members of racial minorities as well as members of other
underprivileged groups who have completed their military obligations to ensure they leave the
naval service prepared to exercise their rights to full and fair participation in the civilian
V. To participate in the progressive improvement of social-cultural interaction in our society
by utilization of our human, economic and physical resources while maintaining full effectiveness
in the performance of our primary mission.
- To endeavor to provide every Navyman with training and experience necessary to learn a trade
or vocational skill.