The Shore Establishment of the Navy is managed by a mix of senior military and civilian personnel working closely together. There are many strengths in the system, including the different skills the managers bring to their position. Ideally, the knowledge of the operating forces and the fresh perspectives brought by the military officer are blended with the continuity and procedural and technical competence of the civilian. The relationship is not always smooth, however, and a first look is provided here.
Broedling, Laurie A.; Lau, Alan W.; and Newman, Arthur
"The Relationship Between Senior Navy Civilian and Military Executives,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 34
, Article 9.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol34/iss6/9