The Navy’s development of network-centric warfare is an inchoate disruptive innovation. It is following a pattern similar to the German development of the Blitzkrieg where the doctrinal rethinking took place largely before the technology and the experiments. The doctrine for network-centric warfare is found in Naval Warfighting – a 1994 combined Navy and Marine Corps capstone doctrine that emphasizes the tenets of maneuver warfare.1 Championed by Admiral Frank Kelso and Marine Corps General Mundy, Naval Warfighting is essentially a derivative of Marine Corps maneuver warfare, a doctrine that stresses the principles of initiative, exploitation, combined arms, and independent action by commanding officers at all levels.2