Described as the most intellectual flag officer in the U.S. Navy by Admiral King, Admiral Spruance credits the Naval War College as the intellectual stimulant.
Buell, Thomas B.
"Admiral Raymond A. Spruance and the Naval War College: Part I—Preparing for World War II,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 24
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol24/iss3/6