The Roles Of Admiral Earnest J. King And Major General Alexander Vandegrift
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This paper will discuss doctrinal concepts displayed during the planning and execution of Operation Watchtower. The current joint definition of operational art will provide the baseline reference throughout the paper. Joint doctrine defines operational art as “the use of creative thinking by commanders and staffs to design strategies, campaigns, and major operations and employ military forces.” Joint Publication 3-0 also informs the reader that operational art assists in ordering thoughts to “understand the conditions for victory before seeking battle.” Admiral King and Major General Vandegrift, as the principal architects, demonstrate this concept throughout the development and execution of Operation Watchtower.
Following Pearl Harbor, the United States assumed a strategically…