Spain: The New Model Officer

  title={Spain: The New Model Officer},
  author={Pablo Ortega-del-Cerro},
Over the course of the century, the Spanish navy was continuously reformed and enlarged with the aim of turning it into one of the main articulating axes of the empire. In general, the results were positive, and the officer corps stands as an example of the remarkable achievements of these reforms. Successive monarchs and principal ministers sought to professionalize naval officers to improve performance at sea, though they realized that this process had to be undertaken carefully. This chapter… Expand