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dear editor

In the fall 2009 issue of UNDERSEA WARFARE, the name of the author of “Bridging the Gap to Readiness”, on page 29, was incorrectly spelled.

He was, and is, Captain Kenneth A. Swan, USN, Commanding Officer, Submarine Learning Center, in Groton, Conn.

William Kenny
Submarine Learning Center Public Affairs Office

Mr. Kenny,

Thank you for contacting UNDERSEA WARFARE magazine and bringing this oversight to our attention. We greatly appreciated Capt. Swan’s contribution to this magazine, and we regret not having credited him properly. Although we do our best to keep errors of this sort from occurring, some inevitably get past us, and when they do, we rely on alert readers to set the record straight.

from the editor

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