Admiral Yarnell’s training at the Naval War College combined with his planning experiences of 1918–20 and 1943–44 to instill ideas and methodologies that he applied throughout his career. His study of military history and his half century of service equipped him admirably to provide Navy leadership with sound foundations for further planning efforts. Yarnell’s strategic vision profoundly influenced the interwar Navy and the force that entered the Cold War era.
Blazich, Frank A. Jr.
"Neptune’s Oracle: Admiral Harry E. Yarnell’s Wartime Planning, 1918–20 and 1943–44,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 73
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol73/iss1/7