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  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591144267
  • Binding: Hardcover
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  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Subject: Reference
  • Date Available: October 2009
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This desktop guide is a user-friendly first stop for officer candidates and midshipmen seeking information as they transition to naval officers. It offers practical advice in the basic tenets of leadership, naval policy, etiquette, and personal and professional management. In a conversational style, Commander Kacher demystifies the new roles and responsibilities of young officers as they grapple with concepts very different from their experiences as enlisted sailors or college students. Useful insights from officers who have recently made the transition and advice from successful commanding officers are included. This manual also provides a concise overview of the U.S. Navy's history, along with a recommended reading list, and serves as a gateway to the many online and print assets available to new officers.


Cdr. Fred W. Kacher is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who has made multiple deployments at sea and has served on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy and in the White House. He currently serves as the first Commanding Officer of USS Stockdale (DDG 106).


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Customer Reviews
2 Reviews
Average Customer Reviews
5.00 Stars
Two Things
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
By: Bobby
Great book written by Capt. Kacher. Every Naval Officer when they are commissioned should receive two things when they graduate; their diploma and this book. It prepared me for the fleet. It is a quick read to understand the ways of the Navy. Highly recommend this book be one that is read annually by Naval Officers.
A must have for all new officers
Monday, November 19, 2012
By: Sara J. Green
It was a pleasure to work with Cdr. Kacher on this project and I highly recommend the book to all new officers. Written with all communities in mind, this book has numerous insights that will help junior officers navigate life as a newly commissioned officer. From what to do when you report to your first command to how to manager programs and responsibilities, this book will help you make a good first impression and continue to distinguish yourself throughout your first duty station.


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