Naval War College Review

Article Title

A Concept of Service


John W. Vessey


For those of you in the armed forces of the United States, you leave here at an exciting time from the perspective of your profession. There is more going on in the development of tactical concepts, in equipment modernization, in innovative training, and in genuine cooperation among our armed forces than I have seen in the 45 years I haave been in uniform, You have read of the reecent Army- Air Forces announcements about battlefield collaboration, and the work between the Navy and the Air Force on collateral maritime missions. For you, what makes it even more exciring is the fact that we, as a nation and as armed forces, are absolutely uninhibited by lack of room in dealing with improvement.