Good Organization is a prime requisite for efficient operation.
In order to determine a proper organization for the United States Fleet it is essential to have a clear understanding of the reasons for its existence and what it is intended to accomplish. It is not necessary here to set forth the arguments which justify the contention that we must have a fleet and to determine what are its missions. This was done by the Navy General Board, which after long and careful consideration clearly set forth the results of its deliberations in a statement of U. S. Naval Policy, approved and promulgated by the Secretary of the Navy.
In this statement of policy are subheads which set forth in more or less detail the policies on fundamental, general, and specific matters which govern the creation, maintenance, and operation of the Navy in all its chief phases.
In this essay only those policies which are the bases for determining a proper organization for the fleet will be considered. They are: