Monday, September 2, 2013

Good Writing

Why do I love good writing? 

Namely, because “good writing,” defined broadly, picks up much of what junior officers fret about. A well-prepared brief for the Commanding Officer reflects the junior officer's ability to read Navy messages & instructions, choose the important issues, cull the relevant facts, apply thought in a logical way, and then persuade. 

Thus, a Commanding Officer's insistence on “good writing,” broadly defined, is simply insisting on good officership.

1 comment:

HMS Defiant said...

hmmm. I wrote messages for the CO. I wrote JAGMANs for the CO. I never once wrote a brief for the CO.
I wrote ppt for the Executive Steering Group and other admirals as a staff officer. I wrote them like a JAGMAN. Just the facts.