ARMY & NAVY: Crimes and Lighthouses

Crimes and Lighthouses

Rear Admiral Sims, retired, might be called the Maximilian Harden of the United States Navy. He was once President of the Naval War College at Newport, a sort of post-graduate school (distinct from the Academy at Annapolis) for training officers in the theory of naval tactics. As quoted in an interview given the Boston Transcript, he excoriated the Navy Department for giving high commands to officers who are not graduates of the War College. Said the interview:

"The appointment of an officer who is not a graduate of the...

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