Research - From primary source, Chinese language material (CMSI library and databases) and scholarly literature.
Write - Publishing books, monographs, and articles on Chinese maritime and strategic developments (focused on reaching the fleet).
Advise - Current Naval, joint, and civilian national security decision makers, including Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), fleet commanders, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Congress, National Intelligence Council (NIC), National Security Council (NSC).
Teach - Future Naval, joint, and civilian national security decision makers in NWC electives curriculum, research groups, lectures of opportunity, contributions to core curriculum and faculty development.
Engage - People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and Chinese academics, interact with the wider academic and professional communities, and the public.