Command at Sea / Edition 5

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A text for future naval officers, with chapters on taking command, commissioning a ship or submarine, organization and administration of the command, and roles of various officers. Other subjects include maintenance and logistics, safety, training and inspections, independent operations, and forward operations and combat philosophy. Includes a glossary, and appendices of sample plans and orders. This edition incorporates changes in the field since 1982, and discusses lessons learned from the Persian Gulf, Bosnia, and Haiti. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557508416
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 466
  • Sales rank: 1,368,385
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1 Taking Command 1
2 Commissioning a Ship or Submarine 23
3 Organization and Administration of the Command 36
4 Executive Officer, Department Heads, and Wardroom 64
5 Master Chief of the Command, Chief Petty Officers, and Crew 110
6 Maintenance and Logistics 135
7 Safety 178
8 Training and Inspections 201
9 Independent Operations 240
10 Forward Operations and Combat Philosophy 290
Glossary of Terms Regarding Joint Operations 315
App. 1 Sample Turnover Plan 324
App. 2 Sample Change of Command Plan 341
App. 3 Sample Division in the Spotlight Program 351
App. 4 Sample Standing Orders 381
App. 5 The Belknap-Kennedy Collision 433
App. 6 A Commodore's Advice 443
App. 7: Suggested Reading List 452
Index 455
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