Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 2003
Master of Arts, George Washington University, 2004
Operationalizing Seapower: Doctrinal Change and the US Navy, 1946-2016
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
322 Van Metre Hall, Arlington Campus
All are invited to attend.
Edward Rhodes, Chair
Change in military organizations is widely studied, whether technological or doctrinal. But while this general topic is well examined, doctrinal change in naval forces has not been similarly studied. This is significant because these changes, particularly without an open conflict, help determine the capabilities and missions of naval forces present at the onset of a conflict. By developing a definition of naval doctrine and analyzing the doctrinal evolution of the US Navy following the Second World War through the 2010s, this dissertation will examine how and why naval organizations change their doctrine.
A copy of this doctoral dissertation proposal is available for examination from Shannon Williams, Schar School of Policy and Government. Please contact her at email@example.com if you would like to view it or if you have any other questions.