Everything you need to understand or teach The Winds of War by Herman Wouk.
Victor "Pug" Henry arrives home from the Navy Building worried about his career. Victor only wants to command a ship of his own and fears that the assignment will not further his career. As he puts it, when the Navy considers commanders for a ship, the amount of time on the water is a huge factor.
Victor finally decides that he really has no choice in the matter and accepts the assignment as naval attach...
The Winds of War Lesson Plans contain 131 pages of teaching material, including: