Captain John Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired), retired from the Navy in 2013 after 30 years of service. He commanded the USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) and USS San Jacinto (CG-56), and received the U.S. Navy League’s Captain John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership in 2010.

Articles by John Cordle

Commanding Officer of the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) standing on the bridge.

Captain, Get Some Sleep!

By Captain John Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2019
Culturally, the Navy must embrace the idea that sleep is a necessity—especially for commanding officers.

A Sea Change in Standing Watch

By Captain John Cordle, U.S. Navy, with Dr. Nita Shattuck
January 2013
Setting the right rotation for watch standing has been hard, but science and naval operations combined to find an answer.