An Indo-Asia-Pacific maritime domain where the established and
enduring international framework of norms, standards, rules, and laws is
To advance Indo-Asia-Pacific regional maritime security and enhance
stability in support of Commander, U.S. Pacific Command by being where
it matters, when it matters, to decisively prevail in all contingencies
from war to peace.
In executing our mission, U.S. Pacific Fleet forces at all levels and
ranks will plan, operate, and assess their activities in a manner that
Thoughtful…rather than rash
Consistent…rather than erratic
Firm…rather than rigid
Patient…rather than reactionary
We focus and align our efforts to:
- Preserve a resilient workforce: Proactively value
our military and civilian Sailors and their families by demanding
behavior that reflects our values of honor, courage, and commitment
and rejecting behaviors that place individuals at risk or treat them
with anything less than dignity and respect.
- Be ready to fight: Man, train, equip and maintain
the Fleet to support maritime and joint operations.
- Reinforce the international order: Advance and
strengthen the network of regional naval forces committed to
supporting international law and ensuring a stable maritime
- Lead credibly: Clearly convey intent and resolve
through coherent and consistent words and actions.
- Embrace opportunity: Enhance capabilities through
new tactics and operational concepts — leveraging Sailor
intellect always and technology where sensible.
- Project power: Posture forward physically and
mentally to deter and, if required, defeat potential foes.
Focusing our efforts in these ways will ensure that:
- USPACFLT forces are positioned and postured to respond to crises,
operating confidently across the region.
- USPACFLT forces operate together with other components, allies,
partners, and friends in the maritime domain.
- USPACFLT forces are enabled by an innovative and resilient culture
that empowers USPACFLT sailors to overcome adversity and offset
- USPACFLT forces are capable of defeating adversary naval
S. H. Swift
Admiral, U.S. Navy
11 July 2016