Accession Number:

ADA009914

Title:

Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union, Sergei G. Gorshkov, An Operational Code and Thematic Analysis.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

184.0

Abstract:

The thesis explores the utility and relevance of employing the operational code construct on a contemporary military figure Admiral Sergei Gorshkov. Due to his demonstrated ability, unprecedented tenure, and political base, Gorshkov has assumed the position as preeminent spokesman for Soviet sea power. Content analysis of 113 of Gorshkovs public statements July 1955 to July 1974 forms the basis for his operational code. This code provides rare insight into the Admirals decision-making process. It also serves as a tool for forecasting Gorshkovs future actions.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE