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J. C. Wylie


Captain J. C. Wylie

Who is J. C. Wylie?

J. C. Wylie

From Wikipedia.

United States Naval Institute

Catalog page for oral interview with J. C. Wylie.

J.C. Wylie: American Clausewitz?

The post that launched the Wylie Comeback Tour.

History of USS Fletcher

Includes discussion of J.C. Wylie’s role in the creation of the Combat Information Center.

Rear Admiral J. C. Wylie

Rear Admiral J. C. Wylie

Wylie Writings

Military Strategy: A general theory of power control

J. C. Wylie’s masterwork of strategy.

Executive Officer’s letter regarding the loss of USS Juneau on November 13, 1942

USS Juneau was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-26 in the aftermath of  the naval battle of Guadalcanal. Wylie was Executive Officer of USS Fletcher at the time. These were his memories (written down in 1986) of what happened with Juneau.

CIC Handbook for Destroyers, Pacific Fleet

1943 U.S. Navy manual that Wylie heavily contributed to based on his experience inventing the first Combat Information Center as Executive Officer of USS Fletcher during the naval battles off Guadalcanal.

Mahan Then and Now

Professor Michael Martin of the U.S. Naval War College found this transcript of some remarks Wylie gave at the Mahan Centennial Conference held in the U.S. Naval War College’s library from April 29-May 1, 1990. The centennial celebrated was the 100th anniversary of the publication of Alfred Thayer Mahan’s The Influence of Sea Power Upon History. Wylie’s address was on “Mahan: Then and Now” with “Now” being a year before Operation Desert Storm and the disintegration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The talk is a brisk walk through some of Wylie’s major ideas, especially those on control and projecting control from the sea onto the land.

The original transcript was scanned into PDF as an image. This part appears first. The text version was scanned from the image with tesseract and adds Wylie’s addendums. It appears second.

Captain J. C. Wylie, CO, USS Arneb (front row in center)

Captain J. C. Wylie, CO, USS Arneb (front row in center)

Wylie Speaks

Retired Admiral J. C. Wylie and a WWII story

Said NerveAgent:

RADM J.C. Wylie is of some significance to this blog. Though I am familiar with his writings and career history, his death 18 years ago precludes anyone from learning more about the man himself. Thus my keen interest when I recently stumbled across a video of Wylie speaking before a USS Fletcher reunion in late 1992, just a few months before his death, in which he shares some humorous anecdotes about his service aboard the destroyer during World War II. The quality of the video could be better, but it shows that Wylie was lucid, eloquent and sharp all the way to the end of his life, and adds some personality to the theory of Power Control.

Captain J. C. Wylie

Captain J. C. Wylie

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