Tip Merrill

Cutler, Thomas J.
April 2007
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2007, Vol. 133 Issue 4, p94
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the principle of commander's intent, which is a part of the U.S. Naval Academy's Naval Warfare course. According to the principle, a commander conveys his or her desired end state to his subordinates so that they can continue to operate in the absence of specific orders. It emphasizes the importance of subordinate initiative and helps the navy in defeating its rivals even when command and control break down.


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