Military history is not just about those men and women who serve on the front lines, or lead forces in great battles at the top of the command chain. In between are quiet professionals, whose actions and contributions make possible the achievements and victories of others. All too often, their names remain unknown, remembered only by families and friends, along with the occasional odd historian, that they even served in the military. One such man was Vice Adm. Allan Rockwell McCann, USN. Over a naval career that spanned decades, along with World War II, Adm. McCann was among a handful of officers in the submarine service who committed his career and energy to the safety of his fellow submariners. The rescue chamber that he designed, and which bears his name today, was responsible for the first successful rescue of submariners trapped aboard a sunken sub. Later, during World War II, McCann would provide leadership and support for submarines based in Australia and the Central Pacific, in their deadly fight against Imperial Japan. In addition, McCann was a pioneer and innovator in the operation of submarines under the polar ice packs. Through it all, Adm. McCann remained a paragon of achievement and quiet professionalism, qualities which are still admired today.
To learn more about Vice Adm. McCann and his career, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on @Writestream) at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest this week will be U.S. Naval Institute Press (@USNIBooks) Carl Lavo (@underCs). Mr. Lavo is the author of PUSHING THE LIMITS, his biography of Vice Adm. McCann. Together they will discuss the amazing and significant career of this man, and his many achievements which still influence us today. Listeners are in courage to to call in to ask questions and offer opinions, about this quiet, professional gentlemen.
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