In the spring of 1960 some 160 naval officers received orders to attend one of the senior serviette colleges. Commanders were in the majority I but many selectees were already captains. Most were probably surprised, although pleased, with the orders. Surprised because the "war college list" is one of those closely held document's at the Bureau of Naval Personnel, and pleased because natural reaction is that such orders are indicative of high standing among contemporaries. poraries.
Day, Edward R. Jr.
"Impact of Senior Service College Education on Naval Officer Promotion,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 22
, Article 6.
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