Against the Tide: Rickover's Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy

Against the Tide: Rickover's Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612517971
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 11/15/2014
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 697,842
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Rear Admiral Dave Oliver, USN (Ret.) is a 1963 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who spent thirty-two years in the Navy, served at sea on board both diesel-electric and nuclear submarines, commanded a nuclear submarine, and served as chief of staff of the Seventh Fleet. His final military tour was as principal deputy to the civilian Navy acquisition executive. During the Clinton administration he was Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and in the Bush administration he was the director of management and budget for the Coalition Forces in Iraq. After leaving the Navy he was the CEO of the EADS, North America Defense Company as well as an executive at Northrop Grumman and Westinghouse. He now lives in Northern Virginia.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Introduction 1

2 Sage on the Stage 18

3 Step by Step 50

4 Byte by Byte 93

5 From the Cloud 123

6 Making Sense of Teaching Machines 157

Notes 177

Index 195

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