Naval War College Review

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In this, my first appearance on these pages as the thirty-sixth President of the Naval War College, I intend to devote my remarks to the personal sense of mission and commitment I bring to this challenging new position. The Naval War College has traditionally and historically been a source of new concepts within the Navy. Its role in times of change or transition such as we are experiencing today is absolutely vital. No great institution can afford to become static. In an era of growing responsibilities and diminishing resources, I consider it imperative for the Naval War College to be a dynamic, responsive, innovative center of creative scholarship and thought.