In this article Dr. William J. Parker expresses a few thoughts on Command at Sea. This article was published by U.S. Naval Institute, Proceedings in January 2011 by Captain William J. Parker III and Captain (later RDML) Cathal O’Connor, U.S. Navy.
A naval officer’s education continues long after formal schooling ends. That’s likely more true in today’s complex Navy than it was for midshipmen in the Class of 1905, here being shown the ropes, so to speak, by a Naval Academy instructor. The authors believe their advice and guidance can lessen the steep learning curve officers face when assuming command of their first ship.
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