The Naval Institute Guide to Naval Writing

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Naval Institute Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 374 pages
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A practical manual for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officers, senior enlisted personnel, and civilians associated with naval services offers guidance on such topics as performance evaluations, memos, directives, and awards and commendations.
  

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Contents

Letters Memos and Directives
31
Memos
70
Directives
76
Staff Writing
84
Typical Staff Documents
105
The Trip Report
113
The POM Issue Paper
121
Naval Messages
128
Speaking and Briefing
213
Giving Naval Briefings
227
Mission Briefings
235
Technical Reports Executive Summaries and Abstracts
241
JAG Manual Investigations
253
Pointers on Conducting the Investigation
263
Preliminary Statement
268
Documents and Enclosures
275

As Much As Possible
133
A Last Word
141
Good CASREP Remarks
147
Preambles Are DenigratedTherefore Sharpen
153
The Critical Audiences for Navy Performance Evaluations
160
Writing the New Navy Performance Evaluations
166
Place the Key Statements in the Key Places
172
Marine Corps Fitness Reports
183
Contents
203
Awards and Commendations
206
Final Checklist on JAGMAN Investigations
282
The Professional Article
303
Numbers
323
Punctuation
334
Abbreviations and Acronyms
348
The WellStocked Desk
364
187
371
Index
373
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About the author (1997)

Shenk, a retired Naval Reserve captain who saw his initial navy duty during the Vietnam War, is an English professor at the University of New Orleans, where he was taught since 1985. After earning a Ph.D. at the University of Kansas, he taught at the Air Force and Naval Academies.

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