This edition of the Navy Supply Corps Newsletter is focused on Ethics. As Rear Adm. Yuen stated in his “Moral Excellence and Ethics” Flash of May 14, 2014, conducting business in the highest ethical manner requires constant vigilance, good training and education, and a willingness to make the difficult decisions to do the right thing. My hope is that the articles in this Newsletter will continue to raise awareness, spark dialogue among supply team members, and encourage us to make ethics a core characteristic of who we are.
The following articles present general views on ethics and ethical decision-making from several perspectives, including the U.S. Naval War College, and the Navy Supply Community Committee on Ethics, as well as specific topics such as acquisition, and the role of the inspector general and ethics counselors to help ensure that the American people maintain trust and confidence in the military and its leaders.
As NAVSUP Counsel and co-chair of Rear Adm. Yuen’s Navy Supply Committee on Ethics, I want to thank you for everything you do on a daily basis to strengthen the culture of ethics within the entire supply community. As always, I am available to answer questions and I invite your comments.
By Sandra Jumper, Naval Supply Systems Command Counsel