Accession Number:

ADA279651

Title:

Navy Doctrine for the Twenty-First Century

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-06-17

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this paper is to establish the role of doctrine, to explore the fundamental character of naval warfare as a basis for the U.S. Navys central doctrine, and to propose the foundations upon which it should be based. A useful Navy doctrinal statement should promote unity of purpose among various warfare specialties, and enhance the Joint Force Commanders understanding of naval operations. It should also stimulate thought and encourage the individual to seek to understand his role in the Navy. The U.S. Navy must not derive its doctrinal vision solely from the current From the Sea strategic vision. Instead it should derive a doctrine from the enduring characteristics of naval warfare at the tactical and operational levels which can be applied to present and future strategic orientation. Challenge, Purpose, Missions, Technology, Combat.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE