DIVISION OFFICER'S GUIDE, 11TH EDITION

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DIVISION OFFICER'S GUIDE, 11TH EDITION
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591147992
  • Binding: Hardcover Textbook
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  • Number of Pages: 352
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  • Date Available: November 2004
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Since 1952 this classic handbook has helped young naval officers take charge of their first division and has served as a valued resource for petty officers and more senior officers. In clear and concise language it lays out the basic tools for a junior officer: leadership, organization, management, training, personnel, administration, career management, information flow, and a host of other key lessons. This new edition, revised by two serving naval officers with decades of experience, brings the guide fully up to date for the challenge of twenty-first century leadership and management both afloat and ashore. Capturing dramatic changes in networked management systems, installed shipboard LANs, the use of e-mail as a basic tool, and mentoring concepts for sailors, and offering updated figures, appendices, and links to key websites, this is an indispensable part of the seabag of every junior officer in today's Navy.

Admiral James Stavridis has served at sea in destroyers, cruisers, and carriers, as well as on several afloat staffs.  He commanded USS Barry (DDG-52), Destroyer Squadron 21, and ENTERPRISE Carrier Strike Group. 

Commander Robert Girrier has served at sea on cruiser-destroyer units.  He commanded USS Guardian (MCM-5) and USS Roosevelt (DDG-80).

Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Ret.) is Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and Chairman of the U.S. Naval Insitute Board of Directors. He has served as Commander of European Command and as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.

Stavridis is a 1976 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a native of South Florida.

A Surface Warfare Officer, he commanded the Destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52) from 1993-1995, completing UN/NATO deployments to Haiti and Bosnia, and a combat cruise to the Arabian Gulf. Barry won the Battenberg Cup as the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet under his command.

In 1998, he commanded Destroyer Squadron 21 and deployed to the Arabian Gulf, winning the Navy League's John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership.

From 2002-2004, he commanded Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, conducting combat operations in the Arabian Gulf in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

From 2006-2009, he commanded U.S. Southern Command in Miami, focused on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ashore, he has served as a strategic and long-range planner on the staffs of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has also served as the Executive Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense.

Stavridis earned a PhD and MALD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in International Relations in 1984, where he won the Gullion Prize as outstanding student. He is also a distinguished graduate of both the National and Naval War Colleges.

He holds various decorations and awards, including two awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and five awards of the Legion of Merit. He is author or co-author of several books on naval ship handling and leadership, including Command at Sea, Destroyer Captain, Partnership for the Americas about Latin America, and his latest The Accidental Admiral.

He is happily married to Laura, and they have two daughters - one working at Google and the other an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

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