Officer of the Deck – the Military’s Junior Executive

IDGA Editor

Junior Officers in the military are often thrust into situations with high levels of responsibility very early into their careers. And more often than not educational backgrounds don’t relate to jobs they find themselves facing. Images of young platoon commanders leading soldiers into battle in Iraq or Afghanistan immediately come to mind. This combat position undoubtedly requires razor sharp instinct and sound judgment, however the largely unseen role Naval Officers play as Officer...
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