close cooperation must be maintained between
them. To a large extent, that is achieved before
an operation is conducted.
One vital element that must be present
throughout the operation, however, is com-
munications. All participants in an operation must
be able to communicate with each other.
All of these components function as members
of the Navy team. Trying to conduct a successful
mission without any particular one of the com-
ponents would be disastrous. However, when all
function together as one, our Navy can achieve
Joint Doctrine for Amphibious Operations, JCS
Pub 3-02, The Office of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, Washington, D.C., 1988.
Naval Science for the Merchant Marine Officer,
NAVEDTRA 38051, Naval Education and
Training Program Management Support
Activity, Pensacola, Fla., 1986.
Navy Fact File, 8th ed., Office of Information,
Washington, D.C., 1988.
A JACOBS LADDER IS A PORTABLE LADDER MADE OF ROPE OR METAL USED
PRIMARILY TO HELP PERSONNEL BOARD SHIP.
LADDER WAS A NETWORK OF LINE LEADING TO THE SKYSAIL ON WOODEN SHIPS.
THE NAME ALLUDES TO THE BIBLICAL JACOB REPUTED TO HAVE DREAMED OF A
LADDER THAT REACHED INTO HEAVEN.
ANYONE WHO HAS EVER TRIED CLIMBING A JACOBS LADDER WHILE CARRYING
A SEABAG CAN APPRECIATE THE ALLUSION.
IT DOES SEEM THAT THE CLIMB
IS LONG ENOUGH TO TAKE ONE INTO THE NEXT WORLD.