Three Great Apes

Byron, John
May 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;May2005, Vol. 131 Issue 5, p50
Conference Proceeding
The article discusses that the three major warfare communities lord over the Navy like great apes, demanding loyalty and hoarding power. A primatologist studying the U.S. Navy would observe that three simian species dominate the landscape. She might comment on lesser forms in the underbrush, but would conclude that submariners, surface warriors, and aviators rule. These are the Navy's great apes. These warrior apes have admirable strengths: expertise in their craft, professionalism in their role, and huge devotion to their kind.


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