Proceedings Magazine - July 1999 Volume 125/7/1,157

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Transition: Time to Help the Recruiter

Rear Admiral Barbara McGann's comments on recruiting in...

Comment and Discussion

"Within Striking Distance & Ready to Act"

(See C. Krulak, pp. 50-52, May 1999 Proceedings)


A Tale of Two Cities

In today's Navy, the power and emphasis have shifted from the fleet to Washington, and more and more officers are...

The Ship-Air Wing Team: Match Game or the Odd Couple?

The carrier and her embarked air wing generate amazing combat power, but only through strong mutual understanding can they perform together...

"... put me through to the Commander-in-Chief"

When Admiral Harry Felt, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, asked Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara to "put me through to the Commander-in...

Should the Corps Be Concerned About Retention?

To date, the Marine Corps has not experienced the same mid-career attrition as its sister services, but it might just be that the problem...

We're in the Enemy's Backyard

Against antiship cruise missiles, terrorist actions, and the proliferation of arms of all kinds, U.S. forces overseas, especially those...

Foreign Cooperation Is Essential for Force Protection

The 30th anniversary of the NATO Sea Sparrow Project was celebrated at NATO Headquarters in Brussels in October 1998. Highlighting the...

Making the Case for SSGNs

Beginning in 2002, the first four Ohio (SSBN-726)-class submarines are scheduled to be decommissioned. Rather than scrapping them, we could...

The Academy Could Learn a Thing or Two from the Ivies

Sidebar: What the Ivy League Can Learn

Network-Centric: Is It Worth the Risk?

Network-centric warfare is more than just technology. It's the massing of the effects of accurate long-range fire...

The Power of e-Sailors

We have some new recruits—and they don't get seasick, don't need to eat or sleep, and never go on liberty. They capture events,...

The Ups and Downs of Electric Boat

The Electric Boat Company was incorporated officially in 1899, but its technological and corporate roots go much deeper. John P. Holland, who...

Hell-Roaring Mike's a Hero

Hard-drinking and authoritarian, Captain Michael Healy had no friends in the Women's Christian Temperance Union, but his accomplishments...

The Growing Threat of Modern Piracy

Many years have passed since John Paul Jones attacked merchant shipping along the English coast and Blackbeard terrorized the Caribbean. Yet...

Seagoing Soldier

Home from Vietnam, feeling confused and out of place, a young Marine connects with a merchant seaman and learns the meaning of "...

Professional Notes

The Enduring Curse of the Gentlemen Captains

By Captain Raymond J. Brown, U.S. Coast Guard

Nobody Asked Me But…Why Stay in the Seagoing Profession?

Biological Warfare: The Threat of the Millennium

Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest

Is the Navy Heading for a Crash?

Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest

The growing use of commercial products in the Navy, with the...

The Submarine: Outdated Menace or Force Multiplier?

Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest

The Battle for Hué City

Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest

What Are Your NCOs Talking About?

First Honorable Mention, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest

Getting to know your NCOs' concerns—and...

Book Reviews

The Emperor's General

James Webb. New York: Broadway Books, 1999. 401 pp. $25.00 ($22.50).

Reviewed by Lieutenant...

NATO Navies: No Frigate on the Horizon

In the margins of NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit in Washington, D.C., in late April, the lights went out on Project Horizon, the British-...

Naval Systems: Labs Team for Systems Testing

A team of ten Navy laboratories planned early in June to start a six-week sequence of tests to be carried out entirely via nationwide...

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