Ep. 16: Gerry Roncolato on the U.S. Navy
School of War • Feb 8, 2022
Is the United States Navy prepared for war? Retired Navy Captain Gerry Roncolato joins the show to discuss the past, present, and future of American maritime power.
- 02:08 - Introduction
- 03:31 - Is the U.S. Navy prepared for a great-power war?
- 04:59 - The Navy during the Interwar Period and the Battle of Guadalcanal
- 09:41 - The experience of war at sea
- 16:30 - Historical examples—and lessons for the Navy today—in Roncolato’s article, A Warfighting Imperative: Back to Basics for the Navy
- 20:49 - Alarming incidents during operations at sea and underlying problems
- 27:23 - Are the troops adequately prepared for war at sea?
- 38:20 - Books aspiring officers should read
- 40:52 - Maneuver warfare at sea
- 48:20 - Managing troops in the barracks versus maneuvering men in battle
Roncolato’s article, A Warfighting Imperative: Back to Basics for the Navy