Most military officers like to refer to themselves and to their occupation in terms of "professionalism." They like to consider themselves experts in a field that, according to one definition of professional, demands "advanced study in a specialized field." Indeed, the raison d'etre of the Naval War College is the professional development of officers. This is, as any true professional will recognize, far too narrow a definition although advanced and continuing study throughout one's career is essential to professionalism.
LeBourgeois, Julien J.
Naval War College Review: Vol. 28
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol28/iss1/1