MAHANS NAVAL THEORIES AND HOW THEY CHANGED NAVAL WARFARE Introduction Overview In the 19th century nations began to become more conscious about the role that sea power plays when establishing a nation as a global power. Though most countries realized this, many remained in an atmosphere of complacency. This atmosphere changed in 1890 when Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan published his book “The Influence of Sea Power upon History.” In this book Mahan shares his theories about the future of warfare. Three of the main ideas that Mahan Stresses are the creation of fleets, the importance of unconventional naval warfare, and the procurement of naval bases. This book revolutionized naval warfare and set the world into a naval arms race, with the U.S
By definition, “mission command is the exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander’s intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the conduct of unified land operations,” according to ADRP 5-0. Mission command is about knowing when to change the task to fit the purpose. This paper is intended to analyze the mission command of one side of the battle, focusing on the commander’s role in the operations process. The Battle of Bunker Hill was the most important battle of the American Revolution because of Colonel Prescott’s superior command and control. Although commonly referred to as the Battle of Bunker Hill, most of the fighting occurred on nearby Breed’s
In December of 1776, Thomas Paine rose before the colonists and strove to sway them to form a militia (DeStefano). Paine knew that America needed their independence and he would stop at nothing to convince all others likewise. “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph” (Paine). This quote, from Crisis No. 1 by Thomas Paine, is just one piece of the numerable persuasive techniques he uses throughout his speech.
Thomas Jefferson, renown scholar and founding father, builds a strong and compelling argument for the independence of America through his use of educated and formal rhetoric. Jefferson attempts to sway both the British King, King George III, and the American people to believe that declaring independence is the best course of action for the success of America in the future. In order to convince the King George III and American colonists Jefferson uses a strong and upstanding tone throughout this document. Jefferson’s first words immediately use ethos to show that he has the moral high ground over the tyrannical English ruler. He begins using such diction as “Laws of Nature” and “Nature’s God” in order to show that, as he will later state,
The most famous of these, was The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783 (1890). In this volume, Mahan reflected upon both successful and unsuccessful naval engagements of the past to inaugurate a new American naval doctrine. Mahan’s plan to win wars, was to gain and maintain sea control. In order to accomplish this, he believed that sea communications— the routes and paths taken— would be the most influential factor. Once a navy controls or restricts another’s communications, the controlling party gained the “weather gauge.” Upon gaining this upper hand, the armada was to begin its
Similarly, in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation, the President asks the American people to stand with him against the Japanese and join World War II. Both speeches call out to the American people to fight and protect their nation using facts and hard truths to persuade, while both Paine and Roosevelt use their own levels of personal connection and feelings
However, he was given a second chance in WWII, and he rose to the challenge in spectacular fashion. During his second stint as the First Lord of Admiralty and particularly his time as Prime Minister, his leadership style underwent a drastic change. As Prime Minister, Churchill abandoned his controlling and individualistic approach and adopted a collective ("we") style approach, as seen by him letting his cabinet be involved and ultimately making the final decisions (McManus and Perruci 33). The change from his "I" to "We" leadership style was probably the most important step he took in becoming arguably the most influential leader of WWII. The second most important change that Churchill made was becoming an excellent communicator.
The increase in military and navy strength also led to the concept that America had the potential to become a world power, and Roosevelt noticed this. He mentioned the need for the United States to advance their global role due to its growing economic and military interests outside the Americas. Similarly, Roosevelt was known for his big stick diplomacy which symbolized the aggressive actions taken in the Caribbean and in other colonies. Overall, the white superiority combined with military and political progress characterized and influenced oppressive relations with foreign
Shared leadership, “pull[s] people, resources and ideas together to get a job done” (Goldsmith Article, 2010). I see myself as a qualified individual, which is a characteristic that Goldsmith associates with a candidate for Shared Leadership. I also see myself as an individual that has developed good working relationships with my colleagues and shown that I value their time and talents that they bring to the table. This ability to work well with others towards a common goal, promotes a culture of inclusion and that is one of my strengths. I am everyone’s biggest cheerleader naturally and I consider myself flexible in my decision making.
Recruitment and retention is just one of the many issues police administrators face, there are also problems of the relationships between the community and police and the issue of budgets within each department. Administrators have a tough job in terms of hiring, control of their officers, days’ worth of reports and as always the firing process. If they have the ability to overcome the issues of their jobs then it is possible for a greater outcome pertaining to recruitment and
George Washington’s 1793 Second Inaugural Speech expresses the desire to be an upfront and honest president. He promised to show confidence and convey that he has been given a huge honor in being elected, again. He allowed for fellow Americans to scold and blame him, if he made any mistakes knowingly, or unknowingly. George did not wish for constitutional punishment to be brought, upon him, though. In the speech, he states that when the occasion arrives, he will use his presidential power, to the fullest.
This perspective differs greatly from Eisenhower’s, the Commander-in-Chief of the US army during WW2. Eisenhower thought hat the art belonged to the culture and people in it. Despite their differences, both Eisenhower’s memo and Hitler’s “Decree of the Fuhrer” had a distinct motive and used rhetoric persuasive appeals. Their views heavily influenced people under their command
His actions sparked the French and Indian War. French and Indian war events and aftermath started Americans on the path to independence. It was a decisive role in the war and George Washington was a pivotal figure in the French and Indian War. The war experiences not only taught him valuable lessons about command and politics, they also caused him to re-examine his professional and personal goals. The war shaped his perceptions of the relationship between the colonials and the British, made him has more goal and ambition.
As evident in the mission statement, the primary purpose of a Navy is to not only attack and project force, but to act as a defensive force against enemy navies. In addition, a Navy provides the protection of a country’s shipping routes in the global economy. The first part of the primary purpose of a Navy is its ability to fight and win wars. As history has proven itself, the ability to control the seas is one of the most prominent factors in winning wars. The United States Navy recognizes this trend and maintains a global forward presence in hopes of
Of the many roles the president plays for the American government, acting as the commander in chief is very important for the common good. The commander-in-chief 's main tasks are to leave the United States military, make decisions in times of war and to control the Armed Forces. However, to prevent excessive military control, checks and balances only allow Congress to declare war, not the