As written by his subaltern, Rear Adm Dave Oliver, USN, retired, Admiral Rickover
is portrayed as an unconventional figure whose often-controversial leadership and interpersonal style rankled subordinate and president alike but undeniably yielded long-lasting impacts on the Navy's submarine force and America's Cold War nuclear deterrent.
, Director of the Division of Naval Reactors in the Department of Energy.
and nuclear power, as well as the reliability issues of the Navy's "3-T" missile (Talos, Terrier, and Tarter) and the move toward a "standard missile" replacement program.
Situated between Nimitz Library and Rickover
Hall, the Center will be surrounded by elevated hardscape terraces continuous with those of the adjacent buildings.
sums it up nicely, "it is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes.
He describes the brutality of the hazing regimen at Annapolis, and how he nearly lost his life twice serving on submarines and his amazing interview with Admiral Rickover
began to explore the idea of a new propulsion plant for the U.
As he advanced in rank Feightner drew Pentagon assignments that inevitably involved him in politics, often with such charismatic individuals as Hyman Rickover
and Elmo Zumwalt.
He had a habit of breaking Navy crockery--for example, by forcing the Naval Academy to put more humanities in its curriculum, and by engineering the retirement of Admiral Hyman Rickover
(the story of Rickover
's tantrum in his departing courtesy call with Ronald Reagan is told with great relish at the beginning of Lehman's memoir Command of the Sea).
The author has organized the main body of his text in seventeen chapters devoted to examining why Rickover
is important, the challenges the Admiral faced, his planning to exact success, and a variety of other related subjects.
made a unique impact on American and Navy culture.
According to an eagle-eyed reader, USS Hyman Rickover
will be the only submarine with a Jewish namesake.