As I prepared to turn over the helm of U.S. Sixth Fleet, I was reminded of a Proceedings article written by Vice Admiral Isaac Kidd when he similarly turned over Sixth Fleet in 1972. “View from the Bridge of the Sixth Fleet Flagship” offers a glimpse into the past, to a time when the fleet’s mission was to help “maintain peace and stability on NATO’s southern front in the face of growing Soviet naval strength.”
‘View From The Bridge’ 48 Years Later
As she turns over command, the admiral in charge of the U.S. Sixth Fleet reflects on the challenges of today compared to those the legendary Isaac Kidd faced nearly 50 years ago.
By Vice Admiral Lisa Franchetti, U.S. Navy