THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS 2012 REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE FY 2013 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY POSTURE

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SUBJ: THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS 2012 REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE FY
 2013 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY POSTURE
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SUBJ/THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS 2012 REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE FY 2013 
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY POSTURE//



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AMPN/REF A IS THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (CNO) REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE FY 
2013 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY POSTURE.// REMARKS/1.  CNO TESTIFIES ANNUALLY 
BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES IN FEB AND MAR TO OUTLINE UPCOMING FISCAL YEAR 
PROGRAMMATIC AND RESOURCING REQUIREMENTS AS WELL AS LAYOUT HIS VISION FOR THE 
NAVY.
THIS TESTIMONY IS SUPPLEMENTED BY A DETAILED REPORT ON THE POSTURE OF THE 
NAVY.

2.  LEADERS AT ALL LEVELS SHOULD FAMILIARIZE THEMSELVES WITH THE CNO'S FY 2013 
POSTURE STATEMENT TO ENSURE ALIGNMENT IN REQUIREMENTS, MESSAGING, AND THEMES 
FOR THE NAVY.  THE REPORT IS AVAILABLE ON THE CNO'S HOMEPAGE AT: 
HTTP://WWW.NAVY.MIL/CNO/120316_PS.PDF.  IN ADDITION, LEADERS SHOULD ENSURE 
WIDEST DISSEMINATION TO REINFORCE THE CNO'S VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR NAVY.  
THREE KEY THEMES EMERGE FROM THIS YEAR'S POSTURE STATEMENT:
A.  OUR NAVY WILL CONTINUE TO BE CRITICAL TO THE NATION'S SECURITY AND 
PROSPERITY, AS WELL AS THAT OF OUR FRIENDS AND ALLIES, BY ASSURING ACCESS TO 
THE GLOBAL COMMONS AND BEING AT THE FRONT LINE OF OUR NATION'S EFFORTS IN WAR 
AND PEACE.
B.  OUR NAVY WILL CONTINUE TO EVOLVE AND REMAIN THE WORLDS PREEMINENT MARITIME 
FORCE IN A CHALLENGING AND DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT AND IN THE FACE OF EMERGING 
THREATS C.  WE WILL MAINTAIN FOCUS ON OUR TENETS;  WARFIGHTING FIRST, 
OPERATING FORWARD, AND BEING READY.

3.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL J. M. BIRD, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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