To write or not to write while developing a military career? The rewards are usually worth the risks, but the risks are real.
Having just finished reading Admiral James Stavridis' article in the August 2008 issue of Proceedings , I felt compelled to follow his advice and write. 1 Admiral Stavridis is a friend and a former mentor, so it won't be surprising to learn that I agree with him about the merits of publishing. His admonishment to think great thoughts and be bold enough to share them, is right on target.