Developing the Naval Mind

In our efforts to develop the naval mind, we think that smaller groups are often more productive. For this reason, in the Naval Academy History Department we try to keep our seminar groups to a dozen midshipmen or fewer, while many of ...

Developing the Naval Mind

Throughout the history of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, leading officers and strategists have advocated for formal colleges and schools for naval officers but have also made the case that true naval professionalism requires a career-long dedication to learning and to self-improvement. This was the impetus behind the very founding of the U.S. Naval Institute by officers who believed that the Navy’s lack of support for their education meant they needed to create their own organization for self-study and cooperative learning. Naval luminaries like admirals William Sims and Ernest King continued to campaign for self-study and the personal pursuit of professional knowledge during the twentieth century, distributing lists of suggested books for officers to read and promoting their ideas widely through speeches and published works. While recommending that officers read broadly in pursuit of individual knowledge is an important part of creating a truly educated and professional Fleet and Fleet Marine Force, it is also important for leaders in the sea services to offer mentorship and create opportunities for discourse that encourages group learning. Developing the Naval Mind serves as a how-to manual and syllabus for leaders to create and lead wardroom, ready room, and work center discussion groups across the fleet to create a more educated and professionally engaged Navy and Marine Corps.

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Developing the Naval Mind
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Benjamin F. Armstrong, John Freymann
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-15 - Publisher: Naval Institute Press

Throughout the history of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, leading officers and strategists have advocated for formal colleges and schools for naval officers but have also made the case that true naval professionalism requires a career-long dedication to learning and to self-improvement. This was the impetus behind the very
Fighting the Fleet
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Jeffrey R. Cares, Anthony Cowden
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-15 - Publisher: Naval Institute Press

Fighting the Fleet recognizes that fleets conduct four distinct but interlocking tasks at the operational level of war—striking, screening, scouting, and basing—and that successful operational art is achieved when they are brought to bear in a cohesive, competitive scheme. In explaining these elements and how they are conjoined for advantage,
Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Royal Institution of Naval Architects
Categories: Naval architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1895 - Publisher:

List of members in each volume.
Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Institution of Naval Architects
Categories: Naval architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1895 - Publisher:

List of members in each volume.
United States Naval Institute Proceedings
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Institution of Naval Architects
Categories: Naval art and science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1886 - Publisher:

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