Accession Number : ADA299970

Title :   Brown Shoes, Black Shoes, and Felt Slippers: Parochialism and the Evolution of the Post-War U.S. Navy.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Roger

PDF Url : ADA299970

Report Date : 11 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This report examines how intra-service parochialism has affected the United States Navy since the end of the Second World War. It traces the development of naval bureaucratic dominance from the prewar battleship admirals, through the rise of naval aviators to the eventual dominance by nuclear submariners. The author posits that the Navy may now have entered a new era once again dominated by surface warfare officers and wonders what the consequences of this change may be. The study argues for balance and urges naval leadership to rise above the natural tendency to square the past by primarily promoting the interests of the dominant warfare group.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *NAVY, *CONFLICT, *GENERAL OFFICERS, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, GLOBAL, LEADERSHIP, EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT), SUBMARINE PERSONNEL, NUCLEAR POWERED SUBMARINES.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE