How 6 ‘rules’ from a Navy legend can impact officer safety

Several years ago, I discovered Admiral Hyman G. Rickover and his views on safety and training. While he was not in law enforcement, there is no doubt that his philosophy can make everyone in our profession safer.

Admiral Rickover — known as the Father of Nuclear Navy — spent 63 years in the United States Navy and served under 13 presidents. Take a minute to let those numbers sink in.

Admiral Rickover is associated with myriad historical events — all of which merit discussion and contemplation — but today I’d like to examine what have become known as Rickover’s Rules. It was these rules that contributed to his very successful safety record.

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