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My spouse is joining the Naval Reserve as a Direct Commisioned Officer. Can anybody suggest a book to bring us up to speed on Naval procedures, protocol, etc?
 

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How about The Bluejacket's Manual, or The Naval Officer's Guide, for a start? You can buy them online from the US Naval Institute Pres. You may also enjoy browsing the entire US Naval Institute Press web site (they have more interesting books than I will ever have time or money to read):
http://www.usni.org/navalinstitutepress/index.asp


If you go to http://www.navyreading.navy.mil/, you can find suggested reading lists for junior enlisted, leading petty officers, division officers, etc. There are quite a few novels on the list (i.e. Ender's Game or The Caine Mutiny) that show examples of good and bad leadership. The same list is shown in a different format at:
http://www.usna.edu/Library/Navy_Professional_Reading_Program.html
 

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A doctor in the medical corp.
 

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We tried the Bluejackets Manual. It seemed to be geared toward the enlisted man. We bought the Naval Officers Guide and it seems to be perfect. Thanks for the help.
 

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That is the book the recruiter suggested. We were told we could probably get a copy at the base exchange.
 
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