Skip to content

21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for by Benjamin Armstrong

By Benjamin Armstrong

For greater than twenty years before everything of the twentieth century William S. Sims used to be on the vanguard of naval affairs. From the revolution in naval gunnery that he led as a junior officer, to his advocacy for the Dreadnaught type all-big-gun battleship, to his improvement of torpedo boat and destroyer operations, he used to be a critical determine in supporting to organize the U.S. army for international conflict I. in the course of the warfare he served because the senior naval commander in Europe and was once instrumental within the institution of the convoy procedure that gained the conflict of the Atlantic. Following the struggle his management as President of the Naval warfare collage confirmed the rules of the artistic and cutting edge military that may strengthen the working strategies for submarines and airplane providers which might result in luck in global battle II.

Despite his dramatic impression at the U.S. army within the first half the twentieth century, Sims is a comparatively unknown determine at the present time. Overshadowed in our reminiscence by way of the realm battle II iteration of strategic Admirals, like Chester Nimitz and Raymond Spruance, he gets little awareness from historians or specialist naval officials. although he received a Pulitzer Prize for background, not often someone reads the books or articles he left as his legacy.

This number of six essays written by means of Sims illustrates why his pondering and management are correct to the demanding situations confronted within the twenty first century. From the perils of army conservatism, to the duties of the pro officer, to army downsizing and reform, he helped lay the principles of the fashionable army. Armstrong’s introductions and research of those essays hyperlinks them on to the problems of innovation, specialist schooling, and management which are as vital initially of this century as they have been initially of the last.

Show description

Read or Download 21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era (21st Century Foundations) PDF

Best military history books

Toward Lexington: The Role of the British Army in the Coming of the American Revolution

A research of the function, regulations, and perceptions of the British army in colonial the USA. This electronic version used to be derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www. humanitiesebook. org) on-line model of a similar title.

The Battle Behind Bars - Navy and Marine POWs in the Vietnam War

T was once becoming that the senior officer aboard the 1st airplane to land at Clark Air Base within the Philippines following the discharge of the yankee prisoners of struggle from Hanoi in 1973 used to be a naval officer. while a skinny, wan Captain Jeremiah Denton descended the ramp to a financial institution of microphones and uttered the poignant phrases, “We are venerated to have had the chance to serve our kingdom below tough circumstances,” he spoke for the whole physique of colleagues who over the last decade had continued the longest wartime captivity of any team of U.

The Armored Fist: The 712th Tank Battalion in the Second World War

The 712th Tank Battalion landed in Normandy 3 weeks after D-Day and spent 11 months in wrestle. alongside the best way, its males dug up potatoes with their tanks and roasted them at the exhausts; liberated Calvados; drank wine and fizz; gathered Lugers, banners and different trophies of warfare; and fought and died jointly in probably the most dramatic battles of the second one international conflict.

Rock of the Marne: The American Soldiers Who Turned the Tide Against the Kaiser in World War I

The stirring account of the 3rd U. S. Infantry department within the moment conflict of the Marne—where the tide of worldwide struggle i used to be eventually turned…The squaddies of the 3rd U. S. Infantry department in international struggle I have been outnumbered and green younger males dealing with hardened veterans, yet their activities proved to be a turning element over the last German offensive of worldwide conflict I.

Additional resources for 21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era (21st Century Foundations)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.50 of 5 – based on 28 votes