By Benjamin Armstrong
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.
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