Sunday, July 01, 2018

'A Standing Deemed Essential'

John Crane and Lt. James F. Kiely, U.S.N.R., United States Naval Academy: The First Hundred Years (1945):

“Since it is in best interests of the service that every officer be able to perform equally well the duties required of his rank, the Naval Academy emphasizes uniformity of preparation for command. Therefore, it is interested neither in giving special attention to the development of students of exceptional promise nor in carrying along those who cannot keep up to standard. It admits and retains only those young men who can maintain a standing deemed essential to a career in the naval service.”

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