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Sea Control by Design

Sea Control by Design

By Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces “The U.S. Navy exists to control the sea.” – Vice Adm. “Hank” Mustin These were the words Vice Adm. “Hank” Mustin told the USS Miller (FF 1091) wardroom 37 years ago. His guidance to the officers that day would have a …

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Why I Love Being a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer

By Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces Yesterday, midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy found out their service assignment in the U.S. Navy. For those midshipmen who will become surface warfare officers, as well as their comrades who received notification earlier in the academic semester at Naval Reserve …

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Keeping Our Best

By Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces It takes top performing division officers to build top performing mid-grade and senior officers – especially those who will command at sea. But in today’s extremely competitive, globally connected world, organizations from all industries are fighting a “war for talent” as …

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