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Watch Officer's Guide, 16th Edition, is a handbook for all deck and combat information center watch officers of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard afloat, in the air, under the sea, and ashore. Originally written more than one hundred years ago and last revised in 2007, the book provides officers with guidance on the watch in general, communications, shiphandling, standard commands, safety, honors and ceremonies, engineering, and rules of the road--essential elements for success in standing any watch. It offers, in a single volume, a great deal of important information for aspiring officers seeking qualification, ensuring that they have the requisite knowledge and appreciation of the importance of what they are doing. For the more experienced watch officer, this 16th edition continues a long-standing tradition by providing a compendium of information handy for review and for the actual standing of a watch. The lessons and themes are shaped and geared toward the afloat watchstander, though they also provide a foundation for success in other areas of both military and personal life.
About the Author: Admiral James Stavridis is a retired four-star officer who led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, counter piracy, and cyber security. He served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. Admiral Stavridis earned a PhD in international relations and has published eleven books and hundreds of articles in leading journals around the world. Admiral Stavridis is Chair Emeritus of the U.S. Naval Institute Board, Vice Chair, Global Affairs, at The Carlyle Group, and Chair of the Board of the Rockefeller Foundation. His most recent book is The Sailor's Bookshelf: Fifty Books to know the Sea.

Rear Admiral Robert Girrier served as Deputy Commander Pacific Fleet and as Director of Operations for U.S. Pacific Command as well as commanding two carrier strike groups, a destroyer squadron, a destroyer, and a mine countermeasures ship. He holds master's degrees in international affairs, marine affairs, and public administration and is the co-author of seven professional book editions, including Fleet Tactics and Naval Operations, the Watch Officer's Guide and the Division Officer's Guide as well as the previous edition of Command at Sea. Rear Admiral Girrier is President Emeritus of Pacific Forum International, an Indo-Pacific focused foreign policy think tank, and founder and managing member of Strategic Navigation, LLC, providing consulting services for strategy and policy.

CAPT Tom Ogden, USN, is the Deputy Commodore of Destroyer Squadron Seven, forward deployed to Singapore. A naval strategist, he has served at numerous joint and naval commands including command of a destroyer. He holds a master's degree in security studies.

CAPT Jeff Heames, USN, is the Commodore of Destroyer Squadron Twenty Three. He has held numerous positions ashore and afloat including command of a destroyer. He holds master's degrees in global leadership and military studies.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781682475164
  • Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
  • Publisher Imprint: US Naval Institute Press
  • Height: 211 mm
  • No of Pages: 448
  • Series Title: Blue & Gold Professional Library
  • Weight: 680 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1682475166
  • Publisher Date: 15 Aug 2020
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 33 mm
  • Width: 147 mm

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