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230920-N-QQ548-1055 MILLINGTON, Tenn. (September 20, 2023) Darryl Blackmon, deputy director for outreach and diversity, poses for a photo with international students from Manpower Personnel Training and Education at Commander, Navy Recruiting Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Priestley)
NETCINST 5450.4F Mission, Functions, and Tasks of Naval Education Training Security Assistance Field Activity


Develop, execute and manage the Department of Navy's Security Cooperation training and education programs in support of the National Defense Strategy.


NETSAFA is an agile and empowered organization committed to providing world class Security Cooperation education and training services for the U.S. Department of Defense, our Navy, and our partner nations.

Guiding Principles

  • TEAMWORK. We will work together, each of us committed to the shared mission and vision. We treat everyone with mutual respect. We foster esprit de corps among our workforce and within our service. We acknowledge our strengths and weaknesses, and we collaborate in our decision-making as much as possible. We will collaborate within, and across departments to identify issues, apply solutions, and celebrate successes as a Team. 
  • EXCELLENCE IN MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT. We will maintain a clear and constant focus on our mission area at all times. No matter what the task, we will not settle for anything less than the highest levels of performance and professionalism. Set high standards, seek high performance, and recognize and reward high achievement. 
  • POSITIVE LEADERSHIP. Leadership is the essence of our profession. We lead by example at all levels and develop our future leaders. Our perpetual optimism gives us strength to overcome challenges. We empower staff which leads to higher productivity and an improved work culture. As a result, we are more effective and efficient.
  • PROACTIVE MANAGEMENT. We plan ahead to identify and avoid obstacles to success. We keep our planning focused on the future. We develop action plans that include goals, steps, and tracking to reach objectives. We clearly establish priorities for all tasks to promote alignment and unity of effort. We act quickly to identify, resolve, or elevate problems. We encourage initiative and innovation.
  • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION. To enhance our efficiency and effectiveness, we continuously communicate up and down the chain of command and throughout the directorates. We actively communicate with our internal and external partners to learn and share innovative ideas and enhance the image of our organization and our service.
  • WORLD-CLASS CUSTOMER SERVICE. We will foster a customer service climate that seeks out and identifies ways to "get to yes" for our customers. We are honest and transparent in all of our dealings, fair with everyone at all times, and abide by the “Golden Rule” of treating one another as we would like to be treated.
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