Maritime and naval history serve the needs of several “audiences” in and around the Navy. However, the service’s approach to naval history is “disjointed, sporadic, [and] inconsistent.” Despite various initiatives and widespread interest, the Navy lacks an integrated policy for employing naval history, and high-level interest will be required to make history the valuable resource it could and should be.
Hattendorf, John B.
"The Uses of Maritime History in and for the Navy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 56
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol56/iss2/4