On assuming the presidency of the Naval War College immediately after World War II, Admiral Raymond Spruance called upon the United States to maintain a balanced operational fleet, an adequate afloat train and shore-base system, and a first-rate merchant marine—all as elements of a total, integrated package of American sea power.
Friedman, Hal M.
"The Quiet Warrior Back in Newport—Admiral Spruance, the Return to the Naval War College, and the Lessons of the Pacific War, 1946–1947,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 64
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol64/iss2/8