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I recently read three autobiographies of naval aviators who served as field, staff, and flag grade officers in the 50's, 60's and 70's: RAdm Paul Gillcrist's FEET WET, Adm James Holloway's AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AT WAR, and VAdm Donald Engen's WINGS AND WARRIORS. I found it a bit striking that none of these officers went to the "junior" C&S level course at the Naval War College, the Armed Forces Staff College, or the Army or Air Forces equivalent command and staff level courses. Holloway and Engen, both attended senior War College courses (at the National War College and the Navy War College, respectively ;) and Gillcrist appears to have risen to RAdm without ever having gone to a staff course or war college at all. Is attendance at these schools less important to the careers of Naval officers than it is for Army, Air Force and Marine officers? Stu Kohn ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----