1. Take responsibility for your actions and the actions of your Sailors or Marines.
2. Know yourself and seek self-improvement.
3. Set the example.
4. Develop your subordinates.
5. Ensure that the job is understood, supervised, and accomplished.
6. Know your men and women, and look after their welfare.
7. Keep everyone informed.
8. Set goals you can reach.
9. Make sound and timely decisions.
10. Know your job.