With a history as old as the country itself, the Philippine Navy has been serving the Filipino people since 1898 through its military, diplomatic, and constabulary roles. In 2006, hampered by a litany of internal and external challenges, the Navy developed a “Strategic Sail Plan” to tackle them. As a result of its successful implementation, a wide variety of operational measures have seen significant improvement. This has included a 14 fold increase in the number of vessels monitored, a 73% increase in the efficiency of developing base-specific development plans, and a 33% increase in operational readiness. The satisfaction of stakeholders has also improved markedly, with a 28% drop in the personnel attrition rate and a 91% Unified Commands satisfaction rating.