The region of the brain responsible for detecting threats and initiating stress reactions in our body (commonly known as the "fight/flight/freeze" response). Its’ role in the brain is similar to that of a smoke alarm (powerful, but not sophisticated).
A mindfulness exercise designed to teach Sailors to better observe physical sensations objectively. This exercise will help train Sailors to be prepared to perform in uncomfortable environments, such as, standing watch in inclement weather. This exercise is performed by systematically focusing on each part of the body and then noticing whatever sensations are there in a nonjudgmental manner. The broader purpose is to give Sailors an opportunity to practice refocusing on the here and now when their minds wander (which strengthens the frontal cortex.
Character is the adherence to the Navy Core Values as demonstrated by the Navy Core Attributes. We know that a Sailor is a person of character because they act in ways consistent with our core attributes of toughness, integrity, initiative and accountability.
The first step in the Warrior Mindset – identifying our sense of purpose. It consists of our personal and professional goals as well as our individual and organizational values (Honor, Courage, and Commitment along with the four core attributes of Toughness, Integrity, Accountability, and Initiative). This step also includes establishing a personal philosophy to facilitate a deeper understanding and commitment to all of these values which guides our actions.
In A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, the Navy defined Four Core Attributes: Toughness, Accountability, Initiative, and Integrity. These attributes, when present, show adherence to Navy Core Values.