In writing an unsatisfactory fitness report on Alfred Thayer Mahan, a critical senior used this blunt statement: "It is not the business of naval officers to write books." Yet today there are numerous reasons why naval officers should write for publication. Perhaps the most important is the preservation of one's knowledge and wisdom in a particular area.
Taylor, Roger C.
"Writing For Publication,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 22
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol22/iss7/9