Captain James E. Wise Jr., 1930–2013
Prolific Naval Institute Press author Captain James E. Wise Jr. (U.S. Navy, Retired), passed away in July. He was 82.
A longtime friend of the Institute and a popular, well-known figure in naval-history circles, Jim Wise was one of those rare individuals who seemed to know everybody and was liked by all. He will be sorely missed.
After graduating from Northwestern University, he became a naval aviator in 1953 and served as an intelligence officer, going on to command various naval intelligence units until he retired in 1975. He later held several senior executive posts in private-sector companies. Following that, he embarked on a career in writing.
Captain Wise was the author or coauthor of many books published by the Naval Institute Press: Women at War; International Stars at War; Soldiers Lost at Sea; The Silver Star; Dangerous Games; Shooting the War: The Memoir and Photographs of a U-boat Officer in World War II; Stars in Blue; Stars in the Corps; Stars in Khaki; U-505: The Final Journey, and others.