Lessons Not Learned: The U.S. Navy's Status Quo Culture

Lessons Not Learned: The U.S. Navy's Status Quo Culture[Reading] ➶ Lessons Not Learned: The U.S. Navy's Status Quo Culture By Roger Thompson – Heartforum.co.uk Despite its reputation as the most impressive naval force in the world, the US Navy is in trouble, according to the author of this book, and systemic weaknesses could be its undoing Here, military soc Learned: The Kindle Ø Despite Learned: The U.S. Navy's MOBI :Ä its reputation as the most impressive naval force in the world, the US Navy is in trouble, according to Lessons Not Epub / the author of this book, and systemic weaknesses could be its undoing Here, military sociologist Roger Thompson provides a compelling, often Not Learned: The ePUB ✓ scathing, assessment of the US Navy and its learning disabilities and then presents a convincing argument for reform Thompson points to the US Navy s up or out promotion system, massive personnel turnover, inexperienced crews, and drug and alcohol abuse as problems that make it difficult for the Navy to build cohesive, well trained fighting units In a review of the Navy s recent history, he finds that its ships, submarines, and aircraft are often outperformed in competitions and exercises with other navies and its failures are either denied altogether or perfunctorily excused Diesel submarines so quiet that they are rarely detected until it s too late to prevent an attack routinely surpass expensive US nuclear subs and put US aircraft carriers in danger American naval pilots, whose weapons are often improperly tested, are frequently bested by military pilots from other countries Because the US Navy doesn t have enough surface ships to protect its capital ships, American carrier strike groups now use Canadian ships as escorts Shortcomings like these, Thompson argues, undermine the Navy s potential and should be cause for national concern In presenting a side of the US Navy that s rarely discussed, this book spells out lessons the Navy must learn if it is going to succeed in an era of asymmetrical warfare of David versus Goliath conflicts In his conclusion, the author puts forth a twelve step program that calls on the US Navy to rethink its naval strategy, to lose some weight, and to focus on the fundamentals.

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Lessons Not Learned: The U.S. Navy's Status Quo Culture
    Lessons Not Learned: The U.S. Navy's Status Quo Culture the US Navy s up or out promotion system, massive personnel turnover, inexperienced crews, and drug and alcohol abuse as problems that make it difficult for the Navy to build cohesive, well trained fighting units In a review of the Navy s recent history, he finds that its ships, submarines, and aircraft are often outperformed in competitions and exercises with other navies and its failures are either denied altogether or perfunctorily excused Diesel submarines so quiet that they are rarely detected until it s too late to prevent an attack routinely surpass expensive US nuclear subs and put US aircraft carriers in danger American naval pilots, whose weapons are often improperly tested, are frequently bested by military pilots from other countries Because the US Navy doesn t have enough surface ships to protect its capital ships, American carrier strike groups now use Canadian ships as escorts Shortcomings like these, Thompson argues, undermine the Navy s potential and should be cause for national concern In presenting a side of the US Navy that s rarely discussed, this book spells out lessons the Navy must learn if it is going to succeed in an era of asymmetrical warfare of David versus Goliath conflicts In his conclusion, the author puts forth a twelve step program that calls on the US Navy to rethink its naval strategy, to lose some weight, and to focus on the fundamentals."/>
  • Hardcover
  • Lessons Not Learned: The U.S. Navy's Status Quo Culture
  • Roger Thompson
  • English
  • 18 October 2018
  • 1591148650

10 thoughts on “Lessons Not Learned: The U.S. Navy's Status Quo Culture

  1. A Navy says:

    As a USN veteran, I can attest that the mighty U.S Navy does not live up to its image Waste, fraud and abuse are rampant, among other major problems The author does a thorough job of calling out the USN on its B.S and challenging them to accept, make, necessary changes Whether or not anyone at the Pentagon is listening, is another story But it is unfair to simply dismiss the criticism in this book as un American or anti military Kudos to the author for shining light on a subject that sore As a USN veteran, I can attest that the mighty U.S Navy does not live up to its image Waste, fraud and abuse are rampant, among other major problems The author does a thorough job of calling out the USN on its B.S and challenging them to accept, make, necessary changes Whether or not anyone at the Pentagon is listening, is another story But it is unfair to simply dismiss the criticism in this book as un American or anti military Kudos to the author for shining light on a subject that sorely needs attention

  2. Harriman says:

    Do you think the US Navy is the world s greatest navy If so, you re in for a big surprise as Professor Thompson methodically demolishes the myth of American naval supremacy Thompson is a gifted writer and his analysis and conclusions are objective, constructive, and well considered The late military sociologist Dr Charles Moskos considered Thompson to be the leading scholar in the sociology of naval institutions and this book is the ultimate proof that Thompson is indeed the leader in his Do you think the US Navy is the world s greatest navy If so, you re in for a big surprise as Professor Thompson methodically demolishes the myth of American naval supremacy Thompson is a gifted writer and his analysis and conclusions are objective, constructive, and well considered The late military sociologist Dr Charles Moskos considered Thompson to be the leading scholar in the sociology of naval institutions and this book is the ultimate proof that Thompson is indeed the leader in his field He interviews retired USN officers, chiefs, sailors, as well as RN, RAAF, RCAF, and RCN officers and this gives the book plenty of first hand, primary sources Essential reading for those interested in the USN

  3. Jae Young says:

    The USN Has Delusions of GrandeurLessons Not Learned is a book that could easily save the USN from future disasters, possibly even defeat, if the brass would actually read it and listen to what Professor Thompson has to say He details the many instances in which inexpensive conventional submarines, even old ones, theoretically destroy the USN s best nuclear submarines, not to mention aircraft carriers Yet, the American admirals steadfastly refuse to build conventional submarines And they cont The USN Has Delusions of GrandeurLessons Not Learned is a book that could easily save the USN from future disasters, possibly even defeat, if the brass would actually read it and listen to what Professor Thompson has to say He details the many instances in which inexpensive conventional submarines, even old ones, theoretically destroy the USN s best nuclear submarines, not to mention aircraft carriers Yet, the American admirals steadfastly refuse to build conventional submarines And they continue to build obscenely expensive super carriers knowing full well they ll be sunk in short order in any future war against a competent enemy, even one with a small navy Bravo Zulu, Professor Thompson

  4. Ken Hanson says:

    Professor Roger Thompson s book Lessons Not Learned The U.S Navy s Status Quo Culture is a resounding success in every way He documents the coverups, the lies, the incompetence, and the unwillingness of the USN to learn and adapt in a very convincing way If USN admirals would read this book and act on Professor Thompson s recommendations, countless American lives would be saved in future battles This book is absolutely essential reading for serious naval officers, not the status quo caree Professor Roger Thompson s book Lessons Not Learned The U.S Navy s Status Quo Culture is a resounding success in every way He documents the coverups, the lies, the incompetence, and the unwillingness of the USN to learn and adapt in a very convincing way If USN admirals would read this book and act on Professor Thompson s recommendations, countless American lives would be saved in future battles This book is absolutely essential reading for serious naval officers, not the status quo careerists that dominate the USN these days I couldn t find a single error and everything here is completely plausible Bravo Zulu, Professor Thompson

  5. Sr Muncaster says:

    Excellently written sociological look at the US Navy today Controversial as it hits at the heart of the US military and the legend that they have created Anticipating the next book by Thompson.

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