There were several flag officers that deserved a great deal of credit for shepherded the Navy’s extremely difficult air warfare platform transition following the Vietnam War. There were very publicized development attempts that went awry (e.g. the A-12) and new concepts that needed to be birthed to improve the flexibility, capability and safety of the carrier air wing. Those were some very emotional times and Joe Dyer, John Lockhard and Riley Mixson were great admirals.
Dave Oliver’s Leadership and Risk speaks to essential tools necessary to shape the future in industry, government or academia – the most important: courage and a bias for action! (VADM) Joe Dyer.