VICE-ADMIRAL ARTHUR K. CEBROWSKI, R.I.P.
I was sad to see from Dr. Barnett's blog
that one of the nation's preeminent strategic thinkers and creative defense intellectuals, Vice-Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski
, passed away this weekend after a long illness. Cebrowski was hailed as " The Father of Network-Centric Warfare
" and was noted for his vision and depth as a military theorist. The implications of Cebrowski's NCO paradigm for warfare, economics and business management have yet to be fully realized or understood.
Until recently, Cebrowski headed the Office of Force Transformation
, a post created in the wake of 9/11, and reported directly to the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Zenpundit
would like to offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of Art Cebrowski.
I'm not certain exactly how many first-rate strategic minds the United States can boast of having, but we just lost one of the giants.Addendum:Arthur K. Cebrowski on Defense TransformationThe 1998 Proceedings Article of Network-Centric WarfareDepartment of Defense Report to Congress on Network-Centric Warfare