Book Discussion to Highlight Leadership of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
|Leesburg, VA (February 24, 2023) – Thomas Balch Library will host historian Trent Hone in a discussion of Mastering the Art of Command, on Sunday, March 5 beginning at 2 p.m.
This book is an examination of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz’s leadership during World War II. It explores how Nimitz used his leadership skills, command talents, and strategic acumen to achieve decisive results. Nimitz’s “strategic artistry” is a pattern worthy of study and emulation, for today’s military officers, civilian leaders, and managers in large organizations. The book will be available for purchase at the event.
Trent Hone is an award-winning naval historian and Vice President of Solution Architecture with ICF International, based in Fairfax, Virginia. His is the author of Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945, which explores how the US Navy developed learning mechanisms before World War II that accelerated victory during the conflict. His article, “U.S. Navy Surface Battle Doctrine and Victory in the Pacific” was awarded the US Naval War College’s Edward S Miller Prize and the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Ernest M. Eller Prize. His essay, “Guadalcanal Proved Experimentation Works” earned second place in the 2017 Chief of Naval Operations Naval History Essay Contest.