19 Jun '16, 9pm

Admiral Richardson: "I want to revitalize the intellectual debate in our Navy"

I realize that it takes dedication to devote time to reading, but it is fundamental to growth as a naval professional. As recently retired Marine General James Mattis, one of our best-read leaders, once wrote, “The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your men’s experience)—i.e., the hard way.” If, through a lack of research, we relearn the lessons of history each time we go to war, we will needlessly pay the price in sunken ships and greater loss of life. We must all study voraciously to prepare ourselves for the ultimate responsibility of leadership in war. Reading can teach us the fundamentals of our business. Thucydides, Clausewitz, Mahan, Corbett . . . these masters wrote works of the highest quality that have stood the test of time. As the challenges the naval service faces have multiplied, knowledge required to meet those challe...

Full article: http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2016-06/now-hea...

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