Vision: NMCB SEVENTEEN is a proud and adaptive Construction Battalion that enables war-fighter success in defending our great Nation and preserving the American way of life.
CO Guidance: "Excellence is no Accident"
Be Accountable. We are fully accountable for our actions, both on and off duty. We will maintain high standards and take care of our personnel and equipment.
Enjoy your tour. Work hard but take time to have fun along the way. Foster a work/life balance that suits you and strive to meet it around mission requirements.
Positive Leadership. Will be emphasized at every opportunity. We will treat each other with courtesy, dignity, and respect. Practice involved leadership by adding positive value and improving every process you touch.
Readiness. We live in a dynamic environment and must be prepared to meet changes in mission at short notice. Training is crucial to our success and will allow us to effectively and successfully complete the task at hand. Family Readiness is the cornerstone of our success. Involve your family – they are part of our team.
One Team. It Takes Everyone to Accomplish the Mission. Fighting FORTY will always promote teamwork. Whether it’s the Command Element or a Fire Team, it requires a commitment to understanding each other and working together to succeed.
Unconditional Commitment to SAFETY. Integrate risk management into every process on and off duty. Accept NO unnecessary risks. Everyone is a leader and is empowered to stop unsafe activity. Know and understand the risks of what your troops are doing during working hours, and just as important – off duty.
Develop Future Leaders. Take time to mentor your subordinates. Just a few minutes of your time can make the difference in someone’s life forever. Don’t overlook how much of an impact you can have. Be proactive – learn and teach something new everyday; make us better.