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 The Objective


The 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative is a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, across a spectrum of wellness that maximizes each Sailor’s and Marine’s personal readiness to hone the most combat effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy (DoN).

We want to provide our Sailors, Marines and families with the tools needed to face the challenges of the 21st Century and to help Sailors and Marines preserve the skills and talents they bring to the fight.

SECNAV Instruction 5300.40 - 21st Century Sailor And Marine Policy Areas


 Message From the Secretary

Honorable Ray Mabus

"Over the past decade, you in the Navy and Marine Corps Team have proven you can withstand sustained, high-operation tempo. The new Defense Strategy will put increased responsibilities on the Navy and the Marine Corps in the years to come. You the Sailors and Marines are the Department’s most essential asset, and it is the duty of this Department’s leadership to do all we can to provide every individual Sailor and every individual Marine with the resources to maintain that resiliency."

~ The Honorable Ray Mabus