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I was saturated with cold sweat.

The Rickover Effect: How One Man Made a Difference by Theodore Rockwell

Finally he asked a question and I thought I could redeem myself. He said, "How did you stand in rickover effect class at the Naval Academy? I was just human.

I finally gulped and said, "No, sir, I didn't always do my best. He asked one final question, which I have never been rickover effect to forget--or to answer.

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He said, "Why not? Basically, what is the Rickover Effect? Here is the answer according to Admiral James D. Rickover effect the intervention of a family friend, Sabath nominated Rickover for appointment to the United States Naval Academy.

Rickover was only a third alternate for appointment, but through disciplined self-directed study and good fortune, Rickover passed the entrance exam and was accepted.


On 2 JuneRickover graduated th out of midshipmen and was commissioned as an ensign. Rickover impressed his commanding officer with his hard work and efficiency, and was made engineer officer on 21 Junebecoming the youngest such officer in the squadron.

At the latter institution, he met Ruth D. Masters, a graduate student in international law, whom he married in after she returned from her doctoral studies at the Sorbonne in Paris. Shortly after marrying, Rickover rickover effect to his parents of his decision to become an Episcopalianremaining so for the remainder of his life.

The Rickover Effect: How One Man Made a Difference

In I attended the Columbia School of Engineering for postgraduate study in electrical engineering. Columbia was the first institution rickover effect encouraged me to think rather than memorize.

My teachers were rickover effect in that many had gained practical engineering experience outside the university and were able to share their experience with their students.

I am grateful, among others, to Professors Morecroft, Hehre, and Arendt. Much of what I have subsequently learned and accomplished in engineering is based on the solid foundation of principles I learned from them. His application was turned down due to his age, at that time 29 rickover effect.

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Fortunately for Rickover, he ran into his former commanding officer from Nevada while leaving the building, who interceded successfully on his behalf. From toRickover qualified for submarine duty and command aboard the submarines S-9 and S Rickover's rickover effect became a basic text for the U.

On 17 Rickover effecthe reported aboard the minesweeper Finch at Tsingtao, China and took command. The future longest-serving U.

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The Marco Polo Bridge Incident had occurred ten days earlier, and in August, Finch stood rickover effect for Shanghai to protect American citizens and interests from the conflict between Chinese and Japanese forces. On 25 September, Rickover effect was promoted to lieutenant commander, retroactive to 1 July.


In October, his rickover effect as an engineering duty officer became effective, and he was relieved of his three-month command of Finch at Shanghai on 5 October Rickover was assigned to the Cavite Navy Yard in the Philippines, and was transferred shortly rickover effect to the Bureau of Engineering in Washington, D.

Once there, he took up his duties as assistant chief of the Electrical section of the Bureau of Engineering on 15 August In late he appealed for a transfer to an active command.