21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for by Benjamin Armstrong PDF

By Benjamin Armstrong

ISBN-10: 1612518109

ISBN-13: 9781612518107

For greater than 20 years initially of the twentieth century William S. Sims used to be on the vanguard of naval affairs. From the revolution in naval gunnery that he led as a junior officer, to his advocacy for the Dreadnaught sort all-big-gun battleship, to his improvement of torpedo boat and destroyer operations, he used to be a vital determine in supporting to arrange the U.S. army for global battle I. through the struggle he served because the senior naval commander in Europe and used to be instrumental within the institution of the convoy procedure that gained the conflict of the Atlantic. Following the battle his management as President of the Naval warfare university tested the principles of the inventive and cutting edge military that will boost the working suggestions for submarines and airplane vendors which might result in good fortune in global struggle II.

Despite his dramatic impression at the U.S. military within the first half the 20 th century, Sims is a comparatively unknown determine this present day. Overshadowed in our reminiscence through the realm conflict II new release of strategic Admirals, like Chester Nimitz and Raymond Spruance, he gets little recognition from historians or specialist naval officials. even though he received a Pulitzer Prize for historical past, infrequently someone reads the books or articles he left as his legacy.

This choice of six essays written by means of Sims illustrates why his considering and management are appropriate to the demanding situations confronted within the twenty first century. From the perils of army conservatism, to the duties of the pro officer, to army downsizing and reform, he helped lay the principles of the fashionable military. Armstrong’s introductions and research of those essays hyperlinks them on to the problems of innovation, specialist schooling, and management which are as very important at the beginning of this century as they have been before everything of the last.

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