A Doctrine Reader: The Navies of United States, Great Britain France, Italy, and Spain (Newport Paper, Number 9)
NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI CENTER FOR NAVAL WARFARE STUDIES
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In March 1993, the United States Navy and Marine Corps established the Naval Doctrine Command as the primary authority for the development of naval concepts and integrated naval doctrine. It has several specific roles-serving as the coordinating authority for the development and evaluation of Navy service-unique doctrine. providing a coordinated Navy-Marine Corps voice in joint and combined doctrine development. and ensuring that naval and joint doctrine are addressed in training and education curricula and in operations. exercises. and war games. Although this was the first time the sea services had established a formal command to prepare and publish multi-service naval doctrine, it was not the first time that either service. or navies in general. had formal written doctrine. In the minds of most serving officers, however, doctrine was something new for the fleet. Newport Paper Number Nine is the first of two publications in this series which will present the story of naval doctrines history and theory for use in war colleges, command and staff colleges. professional schools, and other centers of excellence. The major message of these pages is that naval and navy doctrine is not new and there is value today in reviewing the lessons of past doctrinal development experiences. Under the leadership of the Naval Doctrine Commands first commander, Rear Admiral Frederick Lewis. U.S. Navy, the Command set out to examine history to learn the lessons of naval doctrine development from the past. This effort was not an attempt to publish history, as such. Instead, it was directed primarily as a study of history from the perspective of doctrine-a term generally not found in the index pages of naval historical studies.
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