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- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
An examination of the US Navy's requirements and inventory of its officer corps. It analyses changes in authorizations and inventory, compares authorizations and inventory and potential gaps in costs related to them, and estimates personnel requirements for the years 2010 and 2017. more...
- RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
Surface Warfare Officers (SWOs) spend long periods at sea, where they cannotattend to their families or to personal business. This reduces morale andaffects retention. The Navy has been exploring ways to allow SWOs more timein home port, and RAND compared the proposed programs? costs and benefits(though not the direct effects on retention). more...
- Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 18.95
Whenever sailors are confronted with 'unsolvable' problems--be it a fouled anchor or paint that won't dry--they often throw up their hands and exclaim, 'We'd better ask the Chief.' That refrain, heard for generations throughout the Navy, is the theme for Jack Leahy's newest book. Written at sea, his book provides a compelling picture of the Chief... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95
This book explores the ways that the Edwardian naval arms race forced the Royal Navy to address deep-seated structural problems caused by rapidly changing technology. It charts how an institution organised for three hundred years around sailing ships, faced the challenge of steel and steam, and what that meant for an officer class recruited largely... more...
- RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95
Could U.S. Navy officers be better prepared to become flag officers? This study examines the kinds of expertise required for successful performance in Navy flag billets, and whether recent pools of officers possess this experience. The authors also examine Navy trends over the past decade to identify the types of expertise likely to become more important... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 16.96
During a dark period of U.S. military history in the late 1960s, North Korean forces captured an American naval vessel and shot down an unarmed reconnaissance aircraft, taking the lives of thirty-one U.S. sailors and Marines and striking a damaging blow to American honor. This look back to that earlier time of crisis provides serious food for thought... more...
- Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 25.95
Former U.S. Navy Commander Michael Abrashoff attracted worldwide media attention for his success in turning around a struggling ship, the USS Benfold ?the subject of his acclaimed bestseller, It?s Your Ship . Since then, he?s been a fixture on the business lecture circuit, spreading an empowering message that any organization can be turned around... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Foreword by Colin L. Powell. In January 1944 sixteen black enlisted men gathered at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois to begin a cram course that would turn them into the U.S. Navy's first African-American officers on active duty. The men believed they could set back the course of racial justice if they failed and banded together... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 29.15
The First World War was the first real time in 100 years that the reputation of the British Royal Navy was put on the line in defence of the country. This book tells of the creation and development of the Grand Fleet under the drive of the energetic and charismatic admiral of the fleet 'Jacky' Fisher, who modernised the navy with the introduction... more...