Captain George Galdorisi (USN, retired) is a career naval aviator whose 30 years of active duty service included four command tours and five years as a carrier strike group chief of staff. He began his writing career in 1978 with an article in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. He is the author of 15 books, including four New York Times bestsellers. Note that the views presented in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the views of the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.