US. NAVAL TRADITION
Learning objectives are stated at the beginning of each chapter. These
learning objectives serve as a preview of the information you should learn in
the chapter. By successfully completing the nonresident training course
(NRTC), you indicate you have met the objectives and have learned the
information. The learning objectives for chapter 1 are listed below.
Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
1. Describe the striking forces of the U.S. Navy.
2. Describe the TRIAD of the strategic nuclear
3. Identify the U.S. Navys geographic areas of
4. Identify the applications of the U.S. Navy
5. Describe the types of readiness training and
inspections conducted to maintain the U.S.
Navys condition of readiness.
U.S. Navy sea power.
INTRODUCTION TO SEA POWER
A nation can only measure the strength of its
sea power by its ability to use the sea to further its
national objectives. It must be able to use the sea
for this purpose despite any threat created by
rivals or competitors.
The elements of sea power enable a sea
dependent nation to project and maintain its
political, economic, and military strengths