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March 23rd, Community 1 comments Washington. Admiral Stavridis is now head of U. Southern Command, which oversees U. Previously he was the senior military assistant to Donald Rumsfeld when Rumsfeld was Pentagon chief.
Stavridis would be the first naval officer to hold the prestigious post of Supreme Allied Commander Europe. He would replace U. At Southern Command, he has integrated military operations closely with the work of civilian agencies — an approach U. Last December he attended the grand admiral stavridis writing a book of the exhibition at the Onassis Center and in his many lectures and books he published he often quotes Greek bravery and military tactics.
Admiral Stavridis is an intellectual, highly motivated and dynamic individual. World will benefit to be led by one more man who has proven that he is driven to excellence by an inner self-discipline, high-integrity and commitment to serve the greater good of human kind.
It is good to know that men of his caliber with great knowledge and wisdom will be there to lead the way.
As a wartime commander he would be the best man for this position, he has the military experience necessary to take on this role.
He exemplifies the values of the ancient Greeks for freedom and democracy and holds to high esteem the first naval volunteers of the Athenian Trireme headed by Themistocles in the Battle of Salamis.
His paternal grandparents were immigrants from Greece. That is a pursuit that would be of interest to me in another, parallel, life. Stavridis says that the passions of his youth are still those that move him now—and also include reading and playing sports, particularly racket sports.
I was also involved in leadership opportunities—I was what was called a midshipman commander, and was one of the brigade leaders as a first classman, or a senior. However, while at the Naval Academy he went off to sea on a shop. And we think here in the United States that we invented that idea, but actually it goes back to the very roots of democracy.
If you go back 2, years, the first democracy in history, Athens, was faced with an invasion by the Persian Empire.
The Persians outnumbered the Greeks five to one and they were invading Greece from the sea. They had an advantage, five to one, in the ships, in the soldiers, in the sailors that they brought. But the difference was the Persian forces were all conscripts and slaves.
The Athenians, to a man, were volunteers; they were the first volunteer force fighting for a democracy. Before the Great Battle of Salamis, Themistocles, the Greek admiral, called his volunteers together — the men who would the next day literally row the galleys — the ships, the trireme galleys of war.
Tomorrow you must row for your parents. Tomorrow you must row for your city. There will be moments when no matter how effective the plan, the message is not going to have any effect. This can occur for a wide variety of reasons, generally when the audience is simply unwilling to listen to anything at all.
For example, when the Persian empire sought to invade Greece in BCE, the Persian emperor Darius crafted a clever strategic communication plan that sought to divide the Greek city-states and offered reasonably benign terms to any state willing to sign on with the Persians. But the Greeks were utterly devoted to their nascent form of democracy and were unreceptive, leading to war.
Despite having a rational message, a fairly good series of messengers, and a coherent strategy, Darius was unable to find an outcome other than war. And when he was eventually defeated by a coalition of the Greek city-states, he was wise enough to turn his attentions to the east and move on.
So it must be, occasionally, in the world of strategic planning. In his remarks at Americas Quarterly Launch October 22, in front of mostly Spanish speaking audience he says: Steadily, more channels and broader programming is available in Spanish.
Naval Academy and a native of Florida. Stavridis earned a Ph. He is a distinguished graduate of the National War College. Army General David McKiernan. Obama last month approved the deployment of 17, extra U.
Stavridis has no previous experience of Afghanistan but he is regarded as intellectual, ambitious and energetic. He holds a doctorate in international relations and has cultivated a reputation as a creative thinker, writing a blog and organizing movie nights at his Miami headquarters featuring Latin American films to educate staff about regional issues.Admiral James G.
Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Ret.) Introduction When I first met Lieutenant Commander James Stavridis in , I had no idea that one day he would be the gold standard for what the U.S.
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(January ) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). I recently attended a talk in Boston given by Adm.
James Stavridis, the dean of the Fletcher School -- Tufts University’s graduate school of Law and Diplomacy -- his alma mater (and mine). You have a long reading list at the end of your autobiography The Accidental Admiral.
One of the books is Generation of Winter by Vassily Aksyonov. JS. "Admiral Jim Stavridis has sailed the world's oceans, and has distilled the journey into a sharply observed geopolitical take on global affairs in the maritime sphere. This is a Sailor's view of this turbulent nautical world, and it is a voyage worth taking.".
Author of Lincoln and His Admirals (winner of the Lincoln Prize), The Battle of Midway (Best Book of the Year, Military History Quarterly), and Operation Neptune, (winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature), Craig L.
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Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) commanded the destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) from and Barry won the Battenberg Cup as the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet while under his command.