This is dreadful stuff, but I daresay the author makes a "lucrative profit" from it. (Not sure a profit can be lucrative - a contract could be, but a profit, not so much, but the author does seem to love the word, using it about 10 times in the first few pages. Spelling mistakes like roll in place of role convince me that the "editor" has not done a great job, and the author's total lack of imagination made this dull.
I'm not convinced that the top brass would look to a mere frigate captain for advice on strategy, either.
I love great SF, but since the death of Ian Banks, it seems that we're unlikely to be treated to anything remotely close. This certainly isn't.
Looking at the high score reviews, they all look disturbingly similar - I smell a rat.