Adm mcraven acknowledged the benefit of reading other special operators' stories he noted that his thesis while attending the naval postgraduate school was based on “a rigorous examination of available literature” and provided background for his own book, “the theory of special operations” “most of. The master's thesis, which weighs in at 612 pages, proposes a theory of relative superiority to explain how a small offensive force can defeat a larger, well- fortified defense, which clausewitz described as holding a decisive advantage along the way, mcraven sketches the qualities required to pull off. An interview with adm william h mcraven, the commander of united states special operations command (ussocom) adm william h mcraven: i got into the school of journalism in my junior year i found out i could i was approached by presidio press, who said they wanted to publish my thesis. University of texas system chancellor william h mcraven, a retired us navy four-star admiral, leads one of the nation's largest and most respected systems of higher education as the chief graduate thesis based on this theory was subsequently published by random house in 1995 under the title, spec ops. Mcraven also literally wrote the book on special ops, a 1995 history of surgical strike teams from the nazi rescue of mussolini in 1943 to the 1976 israeli raid on entebbe and his thesis at naval postgrad school is now mandatory reading for special ops commanders bill is reputed to be the smartest seal. Defense analysis students, lts deak childress and john taylor, presented their thesis research to mcraven, sharing with him a project that has merged intelligence with tactical-level operations to produce an app for mapping improvised explosive device (ied) networks based on the bombs' signature.
For all the accomplishments in vice admiral william mcraven's career, including planning and coordinating the attack that killed osama bin laden, the admiral william mcraven with his wife on the field during a ut football game i wrote that book as part of my thesis at the naval postgraduate school. And this brings us back to mcraven's thesis, that for civilian control of the military to work effectively, each must respect the other it's something of an undeniable principle, but mcraven has chosen a bad example upon which to rest his argument, which recommends to suspicion that the argument is an. Spec ops has 363 ratings and 30 reviews gwern said: the theory of special operations by william mcraven 1993 is a book-length thesis describing 8 case-s.
Bill mcraven chose the navy for his career, first in the navy rotc program in college and then as a career navy officer in 1991, he was assigned to the naval postgraduate school, where he earned a master's degree with a thesis titled, “ the theory of special operations” he also helped establish, and was the first. Spec ops: case studies in special operations warfare: theory and practice [ william h mcraven] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers vice adm william h mcraven helped to devise the strategy for how to bring down osama bin laden, and commanded the courageous us military unit that carried it.
In 1995 he published spec ops, the standard text on the subject, which grew out of his graduate thesis at the naval postgraduate school in monterey, california mcraven then worked in the bush white house -- the first us navy seal to do so -- where he focused on counterterrorism policy mcraven. Operations forces defeat numerically superior forces fighting in the defense william h mcraven's book, spec ops, lays out a theory of special operations and six principles that are “applicable across the spectrum of special operations” (mcraven, 1995, p 3) mcraven's thesis postulates that numerically inferior forces can.
Editorial reviews from publishers weekly in this well-organized and deeply researched study, mcraven analyzes eight special operations six are from wwii : the german commando raid on the belgian fort eben emael (1940) the italian torpedo attack on the alexandria harbor (1941) the british commando raid on. And if that wasn't enough, his 1993 thesis,”the theory of special operations”, is required reading across government many career fbi personnel believe this thesis revolutionized the way fbi looks at counterterrorism it is considered such a seminal work that coast guard special operations forces created.