Thursday, November 6, 2014

Commander Henry Stephenson is generating some buzz in the IDC

In his recent USNI Proceeding Article "MASTERS OR JACKS", his thesis is that 'Treating the Information Dominance Corps as a general warfare competency risks weakening the skill sets of its specialists.'  You can read his entire article HERE for free.  

You should also consider joining USNI. 

What do you think?


NSMA said...

They could weave the most magnificent fabrics imaginable. Not only were their colors and patterns uncommonly fine, but clothes made of this cloth had a wonderful way of becoming invisible to anyone who was unfit for his office, or who was unusually stupid.

All the town was talking of this splendid cloth, and the Navy wanted to see it while it was still in the looms. Attended by a band of chosen men, the Navy set out to see the weavers, who were working with might and main, but without a thread in their looms.

"Magnificent," said two officials already duped. "Just look, what colors! What a design!" They pointed to the empty looms, each supposing that the others could see the stuff.

"What's this?" thought the Navy. "We can't see anything. This is terrible!

Are we fools? Are we unfit to be the Navy? What a thing to happen! - "Oh! It's very pretty," the Navy said. "It has our highest approval." And the Navy nodded approbation at the empty loom. Nothing could make the Navy say that there was nothing to see.

The Navy undressed, and the weavers pretended to put on the new clothes, one garment after another. They took the Navy around the waist and seemed to be fastening something - that was the train - as the Navy turned round and round before the looking glass.

So off went the Navy in procession. Everyone in the streets and the windows said, "Oh, how fine are the Navy's new clothes! Don't they fit the Navy to perfection? And see the long train!" Nobody would confess that he couldn't see anything, for that would prove him either unfit for his position, or a fool. No costume the Navy had worn before was ever such a complete success.

"But the Navy hasn't got anything on," a little child said.

"Did you ever hear such innocent prattle?" said its father. And one person whispered to another what the child had said, "The Navy hasn't anything on. A child says the Navy hasn't anything on."

"But the Navy hasn't got anything on!" the whole town cried out at last.

Anonymous said...

"Chance favors the prepared mind."

No matter how sharp or talented, you cannot survive all potential conflicts on the battlefield with a single weapon alone.

The enemy seeks to counter our strengths and exploit our weaknesses.

Therefore, the superior warrior prepares for all potential outcomes and trains proficiency in the use of all weapons.

I would take the agile and well-rounded fighter over the one-trick pony any day of the week.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, No he's not.