The Naval Officer's Guide

New York: Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1944. New Second Edition [stated], Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. xviii, 587, [1] pages. DJ is worn, torn, chipped and soiled. Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the First Edition, Illustrations (some in color). Tables. Charts. Bibliography. Index. Name written inside front board, This edition is an important snapshot during the World War II era. Arthur Ainslie Ageton (October 25, 1900 – April 23, 1971) was a naval officer, ambassador, writer, and writing teacher. He was the United States Ambassador to Paraguay from September 9, 1954, to April 10, 1957. He was also a rear admiral in the Navy. He wrote or co-wrote books, including The Naval Officer's Guide, Admiral Ambassador to Russia, Manual of Celestial Navigation, and The Marine Officer's Guide. After receiving his high school diploma Ageton went to Washington State College for one year from 1918 to 1919. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1923 and earned a post-graduate certificate in 1931. He earned a master's degree in Modern Writing from Johns Hopkins University in 1953. He served as executive officer aboard the battleship USS Washington, promoted to captain, commanded LST Flotilla 3 in the Southwest Pacific, and received the Bronze Star for bravery at the battle of Leyte Gulf. He wrote The Naval Officer's Guide (1943), six editions in all, and other manuals. He retired as a rear admiral on December 1, 1947. He then taught creative writing at George Washington University. Comprehensive and authoritative, this Guide is a basic handbook for all naval officers -- Regular and Reserve -- from officer candidate and midshipman to admiral. While designed especially for the naval officer, this book is good reading for anyone interested in the Navy and in the broad subject of the United States Government. It covers, among other topics, The Navy of the United States, The Navy Education and Training System, Training of candidates for Naval Reserve Commissions, Uniforms and Equipment, Assumption of Command, The Line Officer, Task Force Staff, Sea Duty, Military Law, Naval Discipline, and Leadership. Condition: Good / Fair.

Keywords: WWII, U.S. Navy, Naval Officers, Guidebooks, Military Command, Leadership, Armed Forces, Naval Discipline, Sea Duty

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