Commander McGrath is the founding director of Delex Consulting, Studies and Analysis. On active duty, he commanded the USS Bulkeley (DDG-84) from 2004 to 2006; he also led the team that produced the 2007 maritime strategy, A Cooperative Strategy for 21st-Century Seapower, and was its primary author."Jointness is not an end in itself. . . . Apart from combat, it is a rhetorical whip that maintains a politically useful discipline among the services in a time of falling defense budgets." -

Articles by Bryan McGrath

One Special Ship

By Lieutenant Commander Bryan McGrath, U.S. Navy
May 1999
The chemistry of the wardroom of the USS Thomas S. Gatesin 1990 and 1991 convinced at least one officer to stay in the Navy. Can this atmosphere be recreated?