Proceedings Magazine - December 1997 Volume 123/12/1,138

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Honoring Tradition

After more than five years as Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, I have attended many meetings in the Pentagon. One early in my...

Comment and Discussion

"Not Your Grandpa's 'Gator But It May Be Your Granddaughter's"

(See M. A. Gauthier and C. Clavier, pp. 61-64,...

Semper Paratus in the 21st Century

Winner, Coast Guard Essay Contest

Business as usual will mean going out of business. Will vessels like the one shown in this...

Lessons Learned From the Marijuana War

First Honorable Mention, Coast Guard Essay Contest

After ten years of concerted effort, by 1990 the U.S. Coast Guard virtually...

The Hardest Job in the Coast Guard

Second Honorable Mention, Coast Guard Essay Contest

In the dark of the night at four different Coast Guard units in four parts of...

Steaming with the Russians

U.S. Coast Guard operations with the Russian Federal Border Service are expanding-from familiarization and relationship building to...

Restoring Impunity to the "Targets"

From the simple floating mines that sank the USS Cairo in the Civil War to today's modern weapons, torpedoes have been the bane of...

Russia Needs a Strong Navy

. . . to maintain its position as a great world and sea power—this Parchim-II class corvette is seen during the...

Squadron Manning: A J.O.'s Perspective

The Navy will have a golden opportunity to reorganize its carrier air wings and save personnel billets when the F/A-18E/Fs join the fleet...

Just Cause for Intervention

Expanding the basis for U.S. international intervention will mean earlier engagement in humanitarian emergencies. In Rwanda this could have...

Support & Stability Triage

Operations such as peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance can serve U.S. interests, but guidelines for participation must be established...

Looking for Another Rickover

As it enters a new age of information technology, the Navy must have a strong, committed information czar—a modern Admiral Hyman...

Reinventing Sealift

Unless action is taken, there will not be enough personnel or ships available to satisfy U.S. military sealift needs in the next national...

Seven Seconds to Infamy

The most enduring symbol of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor is the battleship Arizona (BB-39), where 1,177 U.S. Navy men lost their lives....

Fortunate Blunder

Did the Lexington spot a Japanese aircraft en route to Pearl Harbor?

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor 56 years...

Professional Notes

It's Time to Train for War

By Lieutenant Colonel Thomas D. Morgan, U.S. Army (Retired)

War games always have been a...

Everyone's USO

For most, the USO is forever caught in the images of celebrities such as Bob Hope and Marilyn Monroe entertaining the troops in World War II...

Book Reviews

Black Shoes and Blue Water: Surface Warfare in the United States Navy, 1945-1975

Malcolm Muir Jr., Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical...

Nobody Asked Me But…Don't Call It "Rightsizing"

Nobody Asked Me But…Maintain High Standards at Boot Camp

I am disheartened to learn that the Navy made boot camp "more like the fleet." The sad reality is an easier initiation-another example...

Nobody Asked Me But…Naval Officers Need "Joint Legs"

Joint staff legs, unlike sea legs, don't appear to come easily to some naval officers. Naval officers seem to take longer to integrate into...

Oceans: A Submarine in Every Garage?

More than 250 manned submersibles have been built worldwide since the late 1950s. They have ranged from the U.S. Navy's Bathyscaph Trieste...

Points of Interest: TRICARE's Fatal Flaw?

More than 6,300 military health care beneficiaries in Colorado Springs, Colorado, learned in September that their primary care provider,...

World Naval Developments

Danes Plan Fleet Modernization

The Royal Danish Navy is considering replacing its current Nils Juels-class frigates, Falster-class...

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

Named for Lieutenant Paul Riley, a naval aviator who died during the Battle of Midway, the USS Riley (DE-579) was a Rudderow-...

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