• Restore joint readiness.
Our fundamental responsibility to the Nation is to be a ready force.
• Improve our joint warfighting capability.
We must maintain our ability to deter potential adversaries. When deterrence fails, we will deliver Joint Forces that can fight and win.
• Develop leaders for Joint Forces Next.
The future operating environment will place new demands on leaders at all levels. Our leaders must have the training, education, and experience to meet those demands.
Read his complete message to the Joint Force released on Oct. 2, 2015
Read his message to the Joint Force on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention released on Apr. 15, 2019