The interwar period was a time of innovation and creation of doctrine in the U.S. Navy. The tactics and underlying assumptions developed during this time and recorded in various instructions and manuals set the foundation for the Navy’s success in World War II and beyond. War games, fleet exercises, and empowerment of midlevel officers to make decisions changed the fundamental culture of the Navy for the better.
"Exploring the Options—The Development of USN Tactical Doctrine, 1913–23,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 72
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol72/iss4/8