New Man with a Doctrine

The U.S. Navy got its youngest rear admiral last week and the Navy high command got something it badly needed: a press chief who understands and likes the job.*

Navy policy has always been to give the public-relations assignment to line officers. Most of the professionals hated the job, and few understood it. The high command sat on almost everything but the most routine naval news, and the Navy's chief public-relations officer became little more than a chief clerk.

The new man, who is expected to change all that, is 42-year-old Harold Elaine Miller. Black-browed Annapolisman "Min" Miller is a line officer and...

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