Thursday, February 7, 2013
Navy Flag Officers help make/record the Navy's history
The personal papers of Navy Flag officers should reflect that "history making" level of contribution. To preserve that history, Navy Flag officers should be encouraged to maintain a collection of their personal papers, as well as duplicate copies of their official papers. Papers that provide the basis for important decisions are especially important. After assuring that the Federal Records Act for preserving office files is observed, Navy Flag officers should be urged to take their personal papers and duplicate official papers to each successive tour. Upon retirement, Navy Flag officers should consider donating their collected works to the Naval History and Heritage Command on the Washington Navy Yard. The command can accept both classified and unclassified material. They can be reached at 202-433-4132.