The writings of S.B. Luce and those of his successor as president of the Naval War College, Alfred T. Mahan, clearly point to their conviction that naval officers (and for that matter, all officers) should study their profession of arms in the same manner as a doctor or lawyer must study his. To do less is to assume that our Navy can somehow operate with less. The vision of Luce and Mahan is reflected today in our curriculum and our mission; the Naval War College is pointed to the fleet and that is its proper direction.
Welch, Edward F. Jr.
Naval War College Review: Vol. 33
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol33/iss2/1