Traditions from all eras of our nation’s great history abound in the Navy. Similarly, naval command has many tenets that date as far back as the original six frigates. Yet, while Naval Academy plebes still climb Herndon Monument—as they always have—modern conflicts and technologies have changed the role of today’s officer.
The Changing Face of Command
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest WinnerBedrock leadership principles aren’t passé, but today’s Navy officer needs an eclectic mix of abilities to succeed.
By Ensign Franklyn Lee Dahlberg III, U.S. Navy<p>