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Kenyon, A. Prentice (1906- )

Naval Personnel-Naval Training


Based on four interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr., from November 1972 through March 1973. The volume contains 219 ages of interview transcript plus an index. The transcript is copyright 1973 by the U.S. Naval Institute; the interviewee has placed no restrictions on its use.


Mr. Kenyon retired in 1973 after serving the Navy since 1941, first as an officer and later as a civil servant. In this memoir, he reviews the history of education and training in the Navy, the organization within the Navy, transition from old to the current systems, some problems encountered along the way, tools of teaching, educational incentives, some officers who have been influential in the educational programs, and the future outlook for Navy education and training.


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