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In the tradition of The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors -- from the deckplates and firing lines, the command center and the Admiral's bridge, these letters summon us to honor the commitment, bravery and sacrifice that our military men and women are giving us today. A commendation to Admiral Platt for this timely and important book. --Hon. Steven S. Honigman, former General Counsel of the Navy
Admiral Platt capped a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy with his appointment during the Reagan administration to serve as the country's first Competition Advocate General (the Navy's top businessman in uniform). Admiral Platt was recently named to the Cold War Leadership Hall of Fame by the Submarine Force Museum Association. He is a highly decoratd Vietnam veteran. Chairman of Harbor Wing Technologies Inc, producers of unmanned open ocean surveillance and research vessels, Admiral Platt also serves on the corporate board of DRS Technologies Inc. He is the chairman of the Historic Ships Foundation in San Francisco, and a Presidential Appointee to the Board of Governers of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Admiral Platt holds a MS (Operations Analysis) from the Simon Graduate School of Business, as well as a BS degree from the University of Rochester, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is the published author of two books and numerous Op-Ed and scholarly works. He is a former Wall Street Journal Scholar and is a graduate of the Executive Program at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.