Who is J. C. Wylie?
Catalog page for oral interview with J. C. Wylie.
The post that launched the Wylie Comeback Tour.
Includes discussion of J.C. Wylie’s role in the creation of the Combat Information Center.
J. C. Wylie’s masterwork of strategy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Cyber Warfare…Brought To You By J.C. Wylie by Adam Elkus
- How to Win in Afghanistan by Justin Kelly
- IP Warfare vs. Cyber Warfare: One of These Things is Not Like the Other by Joseph Fouche
- Maritime Strategy and Cyber Warfare by Joseph Fouche
- U.S. Military Spacepower: Conceptual Underpinnings and Practices by John M. Collins