Accession Number:

ADA525185

Title:

Admiral Raymond A. Spruance: Lessons in Adaptation from the Pacific

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The combination of fiscal constraints, expanding technology, and globalization is causing the nature of warfare to rapidly evolve. The wars of tomorrow will not look like todays wars. The ability to adapt to changing warfare environments hinges on a leaders ability to think broadly and view the operation through the lens of the entire conflict. This paper analyzes how Admiral Raymond A. Spruance prepared for the challenge of conducting amphibious assaults in the Central Pacific during World War II. The paper uses Admiral Spruances development as an operational thinker as a case study for todays leaders to prepare for the challenge of adapting to future operational environments. Admiral Spruances operational education, operational training, and experiential base are discussed, and recommendations are provided to help todays leaders prepare for tomorrows battles.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE