Naval War College Review

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President’s Forum


Medal of Honor award recipient Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale was the fortieth President of the Naval War College. I recently had the great honor of delivering the sixteenth annual Stockdale Lecture at the University of San Diego, with Mrs. Sybil Stockdale in the audience. I learned afterward in feedback about the lecture that during the “Q&A” I had provided a most unexpected answer to a midshipman’s question concerning leadership.