First published in 1943, this book has long been the key resource for U.S. Navy officers preparing for command at sea. This sixth edition reflects the sweeping changes that have occurred over the past decade in the mechanics of how command at sea is executed and the context in which commanding officers work.
Among these changes are the adoption of a new maritime strategy that identifies maritime security and humanitarian assistance as core competencies; a post 9-11 environment in which maritime intercept operations and irregular warfare are key; the rise of piracy; increasing joint and combined operations; the growing capacity to share information; and the modernisation of the fleet. An expanded discussion of the submarine-related aspects of command is also included.
About the Authors
Adm. James Stavridis is the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. Previously he commanded the U.S. Southern Command in Miami. Rear Adm. Robert Girrier is Commander of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group.
Both authors also wrote Watch Officer's Guide, and Division Officer's Guide.
Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) is a 1976 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who spent over 35 years on active service in the Navy. He commanded destroyers and a carrier strike group in combat and served for seven years as a four-star admiral, including nearly four years as the first Navy officer chosen as Supreme Allied Commander for Global Operations at NATO. After retiring from the Navy he was named the dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 2013. In addition, he currently serves as the U.S. Naval Institute's Chair of the Board of Directors. He has written articles on global security issues for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Atlantic Magazine, Naval War College Review, and Proceedings and is the author or co-author of several books, including Command at Sea 6th Ed. and Destroyer Captain. Rear Adm. Robert Girrier is Commander of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group. Both authors also wrote Watch Officer's Guide, and Division Officer's Guide.