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            CNO Releases Navigation Plan 2022

            26 July 2022; Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday released Navigation Plan 2022 to the Fleet, July 26.
            WASHINGTON (NNS)  -  Chief  of  Naval  Operations   reminding leaders they need to consistently self-assess and
            (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday released Navigation Plan 2022   self-correct in order to create a culture of learning and
            to the Fleet, July 26.                              continuous improvement.

            This Navigation Plan builds upon NAVPLAN 2021, fur-  Navigation Plan 2022 introduces six force design imper-
            ther outlining how the U.S. Navy will build, maintain,   atives to maintain combat credibility in increasingly con-
            train, and equip a dominant                                                  tested seas: expand distance,
            naval force to strengthen                                                    leverage deception, harden
            strategic partnerships, deter                                                defense, increase distribu-
            conflict, and if called upon,                                                tion, ensure delivery, and
            help win the Nation’s wars.                                                  generate decision advantage.
                                                                                         These force design  imper-
            "The seas are the lifeblood of                                               atives enable distributed
            our economy, our national                                                    maritime operations, the
            security, and our way of                                                     Navy's foundational operat-
            life," said Gilday. "The Navy                                                ing concept.
            is committed to accelerating
            America's  advantage at sea                                                  "We must move decisively
            and our success depends on                                                   to modernize U.S.  naval
            executing this Navigation                                                    power as we maintain read-
            Plan with teamwork."                                                         iness and a forward posture
                                                                                         that keeps America and our
            Navigation Plan 2022 aligns                                                  Allies safe and prosperous,"
            Navy’s vision with the most                                                  said Gilday. "The Navy is
            up-to-date strategic guid-                                                   adopting a more continu-
            ance, to include the 2022                                                    ous, iterative force design
            National Defense Strategy                                                    process to focus our mod-
            (NDS) and the Secretary                                                      ernization efforts and accel-
            of the Navy’s  Vision. It                                                    erate  the capabilities  we
            outlines how the Navy is                                                     need to maintain our edge
            uniquely  positioned  to                                                     in this critical decade and
            strengthen integrated deter-                                                 beyond."
            rence, campaign forward,   Photo by: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Janine Jones
            and build enduring warf-                                                     Navigation  Plan   2022
            ighting advantages. This update also supports these lines   supersedes last year’s NAVPLAN and will inform annual
            of effort by driving a Fleet-wide movement to strengthen   guidance for the Navy’s Program Objective Memorandum
            Navy’s learning culture and advancing a framework to   and other annual budget documents.
            accelerate its warfighting advantage.
                                                                “Seapower forged our nation and, for generations, a strong
            Building on last year’s priorities of Sailors, Readiness,   Navy has guaranteed the rules-based order that underpins
            Capabilities, and Capacity, Gilday emphasizes the need to   global security and prosperity,” Gilday said. “The deci-
            deliver a Navy that is postured globally, combat credible,   sions and investments we make this decade will shape the
            and partnership focused every day. The new guidance fur-  maritime balance of power for the rest of this century. We
            ther reiterates Gilday’s 'Get Real, Get Better' call to action,   can accept nothing less than success."

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