Nineteen-Gun Salute: Case Studies of Operational, Strategic, and Diplomatic Naval Leadership During the 20th and Early 21st Centuries

Nineteen-Gun Salute: Case Studies of Operational, Strategic, and Diplomatic Naval Leadership During the 20th and Early 21st Centuries
Nineteen-Gun Salute: Case Studies of Operational, Strategic, and Diplomatic Naval Leadership During the 20th and Early 21st Centuries
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This collection of brief biographies of nineteen U.S. Navy admirals, from W. S. Sims, to Joseph W. Preuher, with conclusions by the editors focusing particularly on leadership skills in the operational and strategic arenas, is sponsored by the Naval War College’s College of Operational and Strategic Leadership and has been jointly produced by the Naval War College Press and the Government Printing Office.


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Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations                                                                                                                                         
Introduction—John B. Hattendorf                                  
1. Radical, But Right—William Sowden Sims (1858-1936), by Branden Little and Kenneth J. Hagan
2. Efficiency—William Harrison Standley (1872-1963), by Craig C. Felker                                               
3. Sound Judgment —William Daniel Leahy (1875-1959), by Robert James Maddox                                             
4. Right Man, Right Place, Right Time—Richmond Kelly Turner (1885-1961), by Donald Chisholm 
5. Clear Purpose, Comprehensive Execution —Raymond Ames Spruance (1886-1969), by Wayne P. Hughes, Jr.
6. Disciplined—Thomas Cassin Kinkaid (1888-1972), by Trent Hone                                                                      
7. Persistent—Alan Goodrich Kirk (1888-1963), by David Kohnen                                                                           
8. Enthusiasm—Richard Lansing Conolly (1892-1962), by Jeffrey G. Barlow                                                          
9. Out-Spoken—Arthur William Radford (1896-1973), by John K. Ohl                                                                     
10. Visionary Yet Realistic—Arleigh Albert Burke (1901-1996), by David Alan Rosenberg                
11. People Come First—Harry Donald Felt (1902-1992), by Eric W. Osborne                                                        
12. Partnership—Horacio Rivero Jr. (1910-2000), by Sarandis Papadopoulos                                                        
13. Bold But Prudent—Thomas Hinman Moorer (1912-2004), by Stanley D.M. Carpenter                                  
14. Multilateral—Richard Gary Colbert (1915-1973), by Joel J. Sokolsky                                                
15. Maverick—Elmo Russell Zumwalt (1920-2000), by R. Blake Dunnavent                                                           
16. Operational— James Lemuel Holloway III (1922-), byDavid F. Winkler                                                           
17. Readiness—Carlisle Albert Herman Trost (1930-), by Edgar F. Puryer, Jr.                                                         
18. Honesty—Leighton Warren Smith Jr. (1939-), by Paul Stillwell                                                                            
19. The Right Skill Sets—Joseph Wilson Prueher (1941-), by Bruce A. Elleman
Conclusions: A comparative discussion of operational, strategic, and diplomatic leadership.—John B. Hattendorf and Bruce A. Elleman
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Members of the U.S. Navy might be interested to read the biographies of these Naval leaders. In addition, this would be a valuable resource for military students and others interested in Naval history.

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