Academic journal article Military Review

The U.S. Naval Institute on Naval Command

Academic journal article Military Review

The U.S. Naval Institute on Naval Command

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THE U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE ON NAVAL COMMAND Edited by Thomas J. Cutler, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2015, 194 pages

With the vast number of books on leadership, readers could wonder what subject a new book could cover that others have not discussed. Thomas Cutler succeeds by looking at a related but entirely different topic--command. Cutler, the director of professional publishing at the U.S. Naval Institute, is the author of numerous articles and books, including several editions of the Blue Jackets Manual. In The U.S. Naval Institute on Naval Command, he tackles the complex but often neglected subject of command through an anthology of articles selected from different periods, each providing a unique perspective on command.

Naval Command is part of the U.S. Naval Institute's series of "wheel books." Wheel books are an old naval tradition of having books that provide "supplemental information, pragmatic advice, and cogent analysis on topics important to all naval professionals." Cutler's wheel book succeeds admirably in this regard by providing commanders an easy resource of perspectives on the challenges of command. The articles selected in Naval Command are from the Naval Institutes vast archives and provide ideas, hard-learned advice, and practical suggestions for any individual whether serving as a commander or as a member of a staff.

Defining leadership as "leading individuals" and command as "leading leaders," the stories and articles contained in Naval Command focus on the particular burdens and responsibilities of command at sea. …

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