Accession Number : ADA290989

Title :   Lessons and Conclusions from the History of Navy and Military Doctrinal Development.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 94-Jan 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL DOCTRINE COMMAND NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : Tritten, James J.

PDF Url : ADA290989

Report Date : 19 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : There are some excellent lessons to be learned concerning the development of military doctrine by navies in the world. These lessons include: that navy doctrine is not new, and has existed in the past; it is proper to study the doctrinal lessons of other nations and other services; important doctrinal lessons can be drawn from history; formal navy doctrine suffered a setback with the introduction of new technologies and the end of the Anglo-Franco wars; pre-war military doctrine cannot foresee all eventualities; centralized military doctrine should not be cast in stone; military doctrine has changed due to a variety of circumstances; it is not easy to institute a significant doctrinal change in large organizations; it appears easier to change military doctrine when it is written; measures of effectiveness are needed for military doctrine; successful navy doctrine has been prepared by a variety of individuals; doctrine must be meaningful; joint doctrine and multinational doctrine become more important as national forces downsize; multinational doctrine for navy forces will be inherently different than multinational doctrine for land forces; there is no one correct military doctrine; there is a doctrinal renaissance in progress; good military doctrine is of no value without good men and women who are trained and provided the proper equipment; and naval doctrine is not risk free. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *NAVAL PLANNING, MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY STRATEGY, LESSONS LEARNED, RISK, DECISION MAKING, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, NAVY, PROBABILITY, FORECASTING, CASE STUDIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, HISTORY, NAVAL RESEARCH, NAVAL OPERATIONS, NAVAL WARFARE, STRATEGIC WARFARE, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, ORGANIZATION THEORY, EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT).

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Operations Research
      Marine Engineering
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE