(See P. Molenda, pp. 46–52, July 2014 Proceedings)
Thomas C. Hone—I had the great good fortune to teach at the Naval War College twice—once in the National Security Decision-Making Department in 1985–86 and then in the Joint Military Operations Department from 2006 to 2009. The difference between 1985–86 and 2006–09 was due primarily to two factors. The first was the “Officer Professional Military Education Policy,” which opened the War College curriculum to the imperatives of the joint staff. The second factor was the willingness and ability of the War College and its associated and allied organizations (such as the Center for Naval Warfare Studies and the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School) to respond to legitimate demands made by the Navy and by the unified and specified commands for officers schooled in various areas of expertise, such as joint operational planning.