Naval War College Review


In the new War College curriculum instituted in September 1972, "tactics" was one of the three disciplines taught in the new curricula of both the senior and junior courses. The rationale for studying strategy and management at the War College seemed self-evident, but why tactics? We had come to believe that tactics was a specialized subject which belonged in the domain of functional warfare schools. Tactics is taught in the Fleet ASW School, Air Training Command, Submarine School, and Fleet Anti-Air Warfare School. Yet tactics had virtually disappeared as a subject of study at the Naval War College.