Who We Are

Our Core Values

Commitment to Each Other

  • Treat each other with trust, respect, and dignity.
  • Personal needs are acknowledged, respected, and supported.
  • Don't let each other fail.
  • Celebrate individual and team accomplishments.
  • Seek to understand and openly communicate.
  • Improve yourself and others while striving for personal and professional excellence.

Formality and Discipline

  • Know and adhere to established requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively, including developing formal documentation of work.
  • Uphold and enforce standards.
  • Protect the information the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program has developed.

Personal Ownership and Responsibility

  • Achieve first time quality; enlist the assistance of others when needed, but don't expect others to catch your mistakes.
  • Proactively identify problems and personally invest in developing solutions. Identify and remove barriers to success.
  • Relentlessly pursue goals and follow through to completion.
  • Work beyond organizational boundaries - seek to understand impact to others and provide watch team backup.
  • Be constructively self-critical; be willing to listen, learn, and improve without being defensive.

Unwavering Integrity and Ethics

  • Ensure your actions are consistent with your words - "Walk the Talk."
  • Be accountable for your words and actions and hold others accountable for their words and actions as well.
  • Do not undermine peers or colleagues.
  • Be completely honest with yourself and others.

Service to our Country

  • Act in the best interest of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and in service to our Navy Sailors.
  • Apply fiscally responsible approaches to our work, reducing our costs while meeting schedules and quality standards.

Respect for Environment, Safety, and Health

  • Act with long-term concern for the well being of our crews, our colleagues, and the public.
  • Proactively support the Naval Nuclear Laboratory's environmental, health, and safety objectives.

Commitment to Technical Excellence and Innovation

  • Strive for excellence as a matter of routine.
  • Pay attention to details and strive for zero defects.
  • Foster an atmosphere of innovation and managed risk, taking in our products and processes that advance our nation's naval nuclear superiority.
  • Apply conservatism appropriate to the risks involved.
  • Approach work with healthy skepticism leading to defense in depth.
  • Provide alternatives and value opposing views.