aWheel booksa were once found in the uniform pockets of virtually all junior officers and many senior petty officers. Each small notebook was unique to the Sailor carrying it, but all had in common a collection of data and wisdom that the individual deemed useful in the effective execution of his or her duties. Often used as a substitute for experience among neophytes and as a portable library of reference information for more experienced personnel, those weathered pages contained everything from the time of the next tide, to leadership hints from a respected chief petty officer, to the color coding of the phone-and-distance line used in underway replenishments. In that same tradition, the Naval Institute has created and aptly named the Wheel Book series, portable libraries culled from USNIas vast array of information that has accumulated for more than a century. Articles from the Instituteas flagship publication Proceedings are combined with selections from USNIas oral history program and from Naval Institute Press books to create unique guides on a wide array of relevant professional subjects. Just as the awheel booksa of yesterday served the fleet well, the Naval Institute Wheel Books of today provide supplemental information, pragmatic advice, and cogent analysis on topics important to modern naval professionals. The pinnacle of leadership in a military organization is command. Article 0801 of Navy Regulations defines both the authority and the responsibility of command as aabsolute.a This Naval Institute Wheel Book provides practical guidance and food for thought that actual and would-be commanders can use to carry out that absolute authority while being absolutely responsible. Included in this specially-selected collection is the sage advice of those who have commanded as well as the expectations of those who are commanded. Aspirants as well as practitioners will do well to exploit this selected survey of what Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz described as the aone purposea for entering the Navy.See commanding officers Navy, British, 71a72 Navy, U.S.: family challenges and service in, 161a62; instructions for ... Matthew C., 35 personnel, 114, 116a17, 135 Personnel Qualification Standard (PQS), 136, 155 Petty Perfectionist, CO as, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The U.S. Naval Institute on Naval Command|
|Publisher||:||Naval Institute Press - 2015-03-15|