Proceedings Magazine - February 1998 Volume 124/2/1,140

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U.S. Naval Institute 1873-1998: The Sea Service Forum

To help celebrate 125 years as the sea services "premier forum for thoughtful dialogue,” the Naval Institute asked some of its...

Comment and Discussion

"False Assumptions, Wistful Dreams"

(See N. T. Honaker, pp. 70-73, January 1998 Proceedings)

Lieutenant Commander...

Where Have All The O-3s Gone?

It takes many years to create a senior lieutenant commander or commander as it does to field a new weapon system. How can the Navy stop...

Innovation for the Interwar Years

"The unresting progress of mankind causes the continual change in weapons; and with that must come the continual change in the manner of...

Often the Only Option

The unique integrated attributes of naval forces can provide the foundation for new security strategies. Their mobility and flexibility make...

Leave a Legacy

Winner Enlisted Essay Contest

Despite the changing values of our society, young Sailors today still join the Navy to serve, and...

There's Value in Diversity

First Honorable Mention Enlisted Essay Contest

Diversity is a strength in the military, but the Navy's approach is divisive,...

'White Jacket' Revisited

Second Honorable Mention Enlisted Essay Contest

In spite of technological advances, some aspects of our Sailor's lives have...

Honor Is a Seamless Garment

The old notion that personal behavior and values are irrelevant unless they have a direct impact on professional performance cannot coexist...

When Lethal Force Won't Do

Military forces are finding themselves in a wide range of situations short of armed combat for which their weapons may be inappropriate....

MOUT: The Show Stopper

Military operations on urban terrain (MOUT) challenge the tenets of Joint Vision 2010. If missions in places such as Mogadishu and Sarajevo...

Two Admirals for an Ensign

Because the Navy Department failed to ease a glut of post-Civil War officers and new officer candidates in the 1880s, Congress took the...

Can We Protect Our Coasts?

Coastal warfare and harbor defense in U.S. Navy practice have come a long way, evolving from an organization of units tasked with protecting U.S...

Reserve Yard-Sale!

"Full-time support personnel account for 20% of the reserve force, but more than 60% of the personnel budget."1 The...

Reengineering the Reserve

Professional Notes

Break Down the Barriers

By Commander Frank Sturm, U.S. Coast Guard

The pilot brought her HH-60 Jayhawk into a hover over...

Nobody Asked Me But…Is Anyone Listening?

We have entered a critical phase for officer retention, especially in naval aviation. Our junior officers and post-department head lieutenant...

Nobody Asked Me But…Save the Silver Dolphins!

The U.S. Navy must end the practice of awarding the enlisted submarine qualification insignia—the silver dolphins—to non-enlisted...

Leadership Forum: We Seek Homeostasis

Of all the things I have learned from my Marine Corps experience, perhaps the most important is that sometimes—both in the chaotic...

Book Reviews

The Navy Times Book of Submarines

Brayton Harris, edited by Walter J. Boyne. New York: Berkley Books, 1997. 380 pp. Bib. Ind. Notes....

The Soviet Navy: How Many Submarines?

For the 46 years of the Cold War, the most feared Soviet naval weapon was the submarine. Initially, it was looked at as a threat to Western use...

Oceans: Welcome to the "International Year of the Ocean"

In case you haven't heard, 1998 is "The International Year of the Ocean" (YOTO). It was created in 1994 by a resolution of the U.N...

Points of Interest: Courts Can't Enforce Recruiters' Health-Care Promises

"That noble institution, the U.S. government, is shirking its responsibility through legal technicalities . . . and dishonoring its...

World Naval Developments

Carrier Forces Remain Free to Act

The recent stand-off between the United States and Iraq illuminated an enduring truth: Sea power...

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

The ammunition ship Pyro (AE-1), named for the Greek word meaning fire, was the first U.S. vessel to bear that name. Built at the Navy...

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