Destroyer Captain: Lessons of a First Command

Destroyer Captain: Lessons of a First Command


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Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) commanded the destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) from 1993-1995 and Barry won the Battenberg Cup as the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet while under his command. In 1998, he commanded destroyer Squadron 21 and deployed to the Arabian Gulf, winning the Navy League's John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership. He became Commander of European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe in early summer 2009.

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ISBN-13: 9781591141853
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 756,878
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 1 Year

About the Author

Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) is a 1976 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who spent over 35 years on active service in the Navy. He commanded destroyers and a carrier strike group in combat and served for seven years as a four-star admiral, including nearly four years as the first Navy officer chosen as Supreme Allied Commander for Global Operations at NATO. After retiring from the Navy he was named the dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 2013. In addition, he currently serves as the U.S. Naval Institute's Chair of the Board of Directors. He has written articles on global security issues for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Atlantic Magazine, Naval War College Review, and Proceedings and is the author or co-author of several books, including Command at Sea 6th Ed. and Destroyer Captain.

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