“A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority” v2.0

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson released ‘A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, Version 2.0,’ Dec. 2018. The document is an update to the earlier ‘A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, Version 1.0,’ released in January 2016.

To recapture strategic momentum and grow our advantages in the maritime domain, the U.S. Navy will act with a sense of urgency and creativity. Three central themes will guide our response:

  1. The Navy will become more agile.
  2. The Navy will compete in ways that are sustainable.
  3. The Navy, fighting with the Joint Force and with our allies and partners, will control the high end of maritime conflict.

“The margins of victory are razor thin but decisive. We will remain the world’s finest Navy by fighting each and every minute to achieve excellence in everything we do. Our rivals are intent on taking the lead from us – we must pick up the pace and deny them. We cannot be satisfied with achieving minimum standards – we are a Navy focused on being the best we can be, every day.

I am counting on you. I am honored and proud to lead the Navy team.”

JOHN M. RICHARDSON
Admiral, U.S. Navy
Chief of Naval Operations

Download at: www.navy.mil/navydata/people/cno/Richardson/Resource/Design_2.0.pdf

Winter 2019