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A Primer on Leadership for the Junior Sea-Service Officer
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781612512129
  • Binding: Paperback & eBook
  • Era: Current
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Subject: Leadership
  • Date Available: March 2013
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~ Praise for Saltwater Leadership ~

"Incorporating hundreds of pithy but really good examples of incidents that really make a leader, the author has picked the brains of 380 senior sea-going officers.  Above all, the examples they have provided show the value of humanity.  Of great value to a much wider audience than that for which it was originally intended."

– Ausmarine Magazine (Australia)

“Highly recommended, especially for anyone with aspirations to become an officer in the Navy.”

– The Midwest Book Review


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“I wish I had owned this book when I was a junior officer at sea.  I hope you'll read it, and be a better officer for it.  Our nation needs that.”

— President George H. W. Bush, LTJG, USNR

"Saltwater Leadership is more than a terrific, relevant leadership primer for young officers.  It’s a worthwhile read regardless of seniority and a book to be perused often as a valuable, practical leadership course check."

— ADM Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), Former Chief of Naval Operations

Designed for busy junior officers in the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine, this primer teaches the basics of leadership in five sequential steps. It begins with a useful overview of major leadership studies, followed by an informative summary of the wisdom of 380 senior sea-going officers regarding those leadership attributes required of the junior officer. One chapter includes sea stories from officers of varied backgrounds, each offering a leadership lesson that was learned the hard way. Along with this sage advice from experienced sea-service officers, the book offers a final chapter that helps readers build personalized plans to improve their own leadership skills. Such a practical guide is certain to turn young officers into successful leaders.

RADM Robert O. Wray Jr., USN, a 1979 Naval Academy graduate, served as a nuclear engineer on surface ships and later enjoyed a varied civilian career. Currently, he is president of the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey and lives in Norfolk, VA.


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