If the Navy is to evolve, the question of how its professional military education (PME) should better prepare its officers for leadership at the operational level of war must be considered. Certainly, intelligent officers and civilians thoughtfully guide the Navy’s PME institutions. But at that level, there is concern that the Navy is lacking.
New Lessons from the Old Guard
The analytical and wargaming methods that successfully prepared 20th-century officers should be revisited to train the Navy’s next generation of operational leaders.
By Lieutenant Eric J. Madonia, U.S. Navy