Naval War College Review

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Presidents Notes


Most military officers like to refer to themselves and to their occupation in terms of "professionalism." They like to consider themselves experts in a field that, according to one definition of professional, demands "advanced study in a specialized field." Indeed, the raison d'etre of the Naval War College is the professional development of of­ficers. This is, as any true professional will recognize, far too narrow a definition although advanced and continuing study throughout one's career is essential to professionalism.