In this article Dr. William J. Parker talks about the process of receiving orders as the executive officer and highlights that the assignment, whether at sea or ashore, on naval vessels, is challenging and influential in shaping the fleet’s future. He emphasizes not underestimating the impact the tour will have on sailors’ lives and provides suggestions for an enjoyable and productive experience based on previous experiences.
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Publication day is not available, only month and year. Lieutenant Commander Cathal O’Connor and Lieutenant Commander Bill Parker, U.S. Navy