|Admiral W.V. Pratt's boat cloak |
and service dress blue coat
On 5 September 1925 Rear Admiral William Veazie Pratt began his term as President of the Naval War College. During his tenure, he restructured the staff to closely parallel the organization of fleet staffs and the Office of Naval Operations in order to ease the graduate’s transition to fleet duty. Pratt introduced the study of logistics, emphasized international relations, encouraged joint curricula and war games with the Army War College, and stressed the committee approach to strategic problem solving. He later became Chief of Naval Operations during the Hoover Administration.
|Portrait of Admiral Pratt wearing the cloak as CNO|
C.A. Slade, 1933. NWC Museum
Images courtesy of the Naval War College Museum