One of the initiatives that came out of the Navy’s Education for Seapower report was increasing the emphasis across the board in the educating of sailors and Marines at all levels. In the report, it found that the best way for the Navy to prepare for a certain uncertain future is to develop the force intellectually and according to the needs of the Navy. As equipment becomes more advanced, the intelligence of operators will need to advance.
Education was a top priority for ex-Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. Before leaving his position he said, “Cultivating a culture for continued learning and professional development sharpens the naval force’s competitive advantage. The Department of the Navy must be a continual learning organization.”