Thursday, March 8, 2012

What Is It Like To Be The Commanding Officer Of An Aircraft Carrier? asks the question of Real Admiral Yank Rutherford (ret).

Carriers are a unique representation of national strength. As they operate around the globe in response to the National Command Authority, they are often the most visible manifestation of America’s military power, technology and the resolve and talent of our people. Worldwide, our friends and foes fully appreciate the impact a carrier’s war-fighting capability has on the balance of power during conflict—from minor contingency operations to major theater-level combat.

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Note: The above U.S. Navy photo of the USS George Washington was taken by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael D. Blackwell, III. 

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