Naval War College Review


Martin L. Cook


It is a great pleasure and an honor to be invited to deliver this year’s Stockdale Lecture. When I consider those who have preceded me in giving this annual lecture, I am truly humbled to be added to that roster. I am also honored to hold an academic chair at the Naval War College that bears Admiral Stockdale’s name, so it is especially fitting that I offer some reflections on what my chair’s namesake means to me, but more importantly for the Navy.