Know Your Enemy #33

If you are the officer and something serious happens, grab all those involved as soon as possible, and separately, if you can, get their stories.


The answer came shortly thereafter when he killed himself. He was told that he was being held responsible for the loss of the U.S. cruisers Astoria, Quincy, Vincennes, and the Australian cruiser Canberra at the disastrous Battle of Savo Island.

He had written a very fine commendation to headquarters about my work. This letter solidified my position, which made it possible for me to put in place the ideas I had for Navy fire protection, and which started my career.

Go to a meeting with the high command prepared to answer any possible question. The effort may be well worth it.

THE BUILDING IS YOUR ENEMY KNOW YOUR ENEMY