COMMAND AT SEA, 6th Edition

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COMMAND AT SEA, 6th Edition
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591147985
  • Binding: Hardcover Textbook
  • Era: Current
  • Number of Pages: 480
  • Subject: Naval Reference
  • Date Available: December 2010
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First published in 1943, this book has long been the key resource for U.S. Navy officers preparing for command at sea. This sixth edition reflects the sweeping changes that have occurred over the past decade in the mechanics of how command at sea is executed and the context in which commanding officers work. Among these changes are the adoption of a new maritime strategy that identifies maritime security and humanitarian assistance as core competencies, a post 9/11 environment in which maritime intercept operations and irregular warfare are key, the rise of piracy, increasing joint and combined operations, the growing capacity to share information, and the modernization of the fleet. An expanded discussion of the submarine-related aspects of command is also included.

Adm. James Stavridis is the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. Previously he commanded U.S. Southern Command in Miami and is the author of Destroyer Captain.

Rear Adm. Robert Girrier is commander of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group. Both authors also wrote Watch Officer's Guide and Division Officer's Guide.

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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