Steffanie Easter, director of Navy Staff at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, discusses the office’s plans for 2019, and how her experiences have shaped how she approaches her role.
The U.S. Navy’s been working towards the goal of a 355-ship fleet, with full support from the top brass. One of the most important people to executing this plan is Steffanie Easter, director of Navy Staff at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. She says that her priorities for 2019 are to support the Navy’s modernization efforts. “First and foremost, to support the CNO’s design for maritime superiority. That design has four priorities and lines of effort that we’re focused on,” Easter said. “There’s the blue line of effort which is basically to strengthen naval power. Then we have the green line of effort to achieve high velocity outcomes. The gold line of effort is to strengthen the navy teams, and the purple line of effort is to expand our partnerships.”