Edited by John B. Hattendorf and Bruce A. Elleman. Presents a collection of brief scholarly essays on nineteen modern U.S. Navy admirals who showed notable achievements in operational, strategic, and diplomatic affairs throughout the course of their career, including such leading figures as William Sims, Raymond Spruance, Arleigh Burke, Arthur Radford, Thomas Moorer, and Elmo Zumwalt.
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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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Keywords: u.s. navy admirals, William sims, Raymond Spruance, arleigh burke, Arthur Radford, Thomas moorer, elmo zumwalt
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