Proceedings Magazine - June 2000 Vol. 126/6/1,168

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  • Fast Attacks and Boomers: The Smithsonian Exhibit
    By Commander William J. Toti, USN

    My favorite joke is one I learned from my grandfather. It goes like this:

  • 'You Heroes of Iwo Jima'
    By James J. Bradley

    On 20 February 2000, the 55th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Iwo Jima, James J. Bradley was the keynote speaker at the ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, honoring the soldiers who...

  • Caring
    By Lieutenant Jason Brandt, USN

    A chief's unusual question at morning quarters teaches a young lieutenant that caring for your people is the best way to ensure the success of the mission.

  • The Enemy [Below] . . . the Brass Above
    By J. Michael Brower

    Whatever he did wrong, Richard Nixon got it right in his 1982 work Leaders. "Of all the changes taking place in the new world," he wrote, "one that will have a particularly dramatic impact on future leadership is the...

  • The Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier
    By Captain J. Talbot Manvel, Jr., U.S. Navy

    "Where are the carriers?" is still among the first questions asked when a crisis arises somewhere on the globe. To date, no one has invented anything that even comes close to their wide-ranging capabilities.

    In the wake of the...

  • World Naval Developments
    By Norman Friedman

    Indian Navy Tests Missile

  • 'They All Hated Rules of Engagement'
    By William Friedkin

    This is an edited excerpt from remarks delivered to the U.S. Naval Institute's 126th Annual Meeting and 10th Annapolis Seminar, where the director of Rules of Engagement told how he made the movie.

  • Comment and Discussion

    "Don't Ask—Don't Tell: Is It Working?" (See J. Kelly, p. 4, May 2000 Proceedings)

  • Virginia Can Be a Streetfighter
    By Lieutenant Mike Parry, USN

    Most concepts being proposed for a new littoral combatant include several common platform characteristics—stealth, automation, semisubmersibility, and modularity, to name a few. All these capabilities will be in the Virginia (SSN-774)-...

  • The Same Sub Design—Again?
    By Captain Richards T. Miller, USN (Ret.)

    A study of advanced submarine concepts sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and conducted by two eminent submarine designers more than 25 years ago reveals that we have been designing basically the same submarine over and over again....

  • Carrier Firepower: Realizing the Potential
    By Angelyn Jewell

    Carrier-based aircraft bring massive firepower to the fight—but magazine capacity and weapons buildup remain limiting factors. Vertical replenishment and ordnance augmentees can make all the difference.

  • Is the Coast Guard Ready for Petty Officer Ryan?
    By Rear Admiral Fred Ames, U.S. Coast Guard, and Stephen B. Wehrenberg

    12 October 2010 . . . Ocean Systems Technologist Second Class Ryan stood in front of a mirror, shaving. Today was a milestone—eight years of combined reserve and active duty in the Coast Guard. He had enlisted in the Reserve in '02...

  • Every Coast Guardsman a Lifesaver
    By Lieutenant Commander Kevin E. Lunday, U.S. Coast Guard

    A military service and a business compete to recruit and retain the best personnel, but these organizations are fundamentally different. To build the highest quality workforce for the 21st century—especially to retain qualified mid-grade...

  • 20,000 Marines Are Needed in Japan
    By Major Grant F. Newsham, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

    A sizable U.S. Marine presence in the Asia-Pacific region is essential to the theater commander's ability to carry out U.S. national strategy.

  • Abolish the Mindless Work
    By Captain William D. Needham, U.S. Navy and Commander Jay Burdon, U.S. Navy

    Maintaining the well deck and other areas of an amphibious ship can be a herculean task for a ship's crew—often no more numerous than that of a destroyer, but with three times as much surface area to paint. New paints and...

  • Restore the Focus on Technology
    By J. H. Beall

    The United States relies on advanced technologies such as this Air Force Delta 2 research rocket to power its military. Does the nation still have the technology infrastructure it needs?

    The reliance on advanced technologies to...

  • Innovation Is Reborn
    By Rear Admiral Bernard J. Smith, USN

    With the establishment of the Navy Warfare Development Command, the Navy has again begun the process of innovative operational experimentation.

  • Mao's Midnight Proposition
    By Commander Thomas B. Buell, USN (Ret.)

    The U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant had gone to bed that frigid December evening with his mind whirling with events of recent weeks. Accompanied by an officer in the Chinese Communist Army, Lieutenant S. Herbert Hitch had reconnoitered hundreds of...

  • First-Class Women
    Edited by Susan B. Sweeney

    28 May 1980, 20 years ago, 55 women became the first female graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy. These excerpts are from interviews with six class members, conducted when they were lieutenants, for a U.S. Naval Institute oral history volume...

  • Developing a Community of C4IW Professionals
    By Lieutenant Danelle Barrett, U.S. Navy

    The proposed merger of fleet support (formerly the General Unrestricted Line), space and electronic warfare officers, and cryptology officers is a positive step toward consolidating the Navy's command, control, communications, computers (C4)...

  • Chemical, Biological, or Radiological?
    By Vash Klein

    How can medical personnel recognize the signs and symptoms associated with chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) agents? How can they conduct triage among potentially contaminated mass casualties? What is the proper use of personal...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... Reservists Help Bridge the Culture Gap
    By Lieutenant Commander Robert D. Fain, U.S. Naval Reserve

    In recent years, trend spotters have announced a growing "culture gap" between those in military service and those in civilian life. Statistics submitted as evidence of this emerging trend are the decreasing numbers of congressional...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... Get Back in Touch with Your People
    By Master Chief Sonar Technician James T. McLain, U.S. Navy

    I am all in favor of pay raises and quality-of-life/service improvements, but I believe that by putting so much energy into these issues we have neglected the root cause of our poor retention. We have let "structure" slide, specifically...

  • As I Recall...Chaplain John O'Connor
    By Rear Admiral Neil M. Stevenson, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In 1975, when I was senior chaplain at the Naval Training Center in Orlando, Florida, John O'Connor was selected for rear admiral and went in as the Navy's Chief of Chaplains. John was the kind of individual who always had gotten things...

  • Book Reviews

    Off the Planet: Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard the Space Station Mir

    Jerry M. Linenger. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000. 256 pp. Photos. Index. $24.95 ($22.45).

    Reviewed by Captain William Readdy, U.S. Naval...

  • U.S. Navy: The ASW Shift
    By Norman Polmar

    One of the most significant changes in the post-Cold War defense environment has been in the field of anti-submanine warfare (ASW). During the almost 50 years of the Cold War the U.S. Navy expended massive resources in an effort to counter Soviet...

  • Oceans: Wet Wilderness - America's Marine Sanctuaries
    By Don Walsh

    The United States has 95,000 miles of coastline. More than 50% of us live within 50 miles of water in coastal counties, which cover only 10% of the nation's land area. It is estimated that by the year 2025, 75% of Americans will be coastal...

  • Points of Interest: Why Military Food Stamp Usage Could Rise Even as Pay Improves
    By Tom Philpott

    Trial balloons are used from time to time to help shape U.S. defense policy. Some balloons soar and win acceptance. Others pop soon after they are launched. Once in a while a trial balloon escapes its handler before being tied properly. It has a...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World

    The Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) Flight IIA-class guided-missile destroyer Roosevelt (DDG-80) is seen with a Navy SH-60B Seahawk helicopter hovering over the fantail during the ship's third pre-delivery sea trial in the Gulf of...

  • Lest We Forget
    By Eric Wertheim

    The transport Golden City (AP-169) was built by Moore Drydock Company of Oakland, California, under a Maritime Commission contract and commissioned into service in the U.S. Navy on 29 May 1944.

  • Notebook
  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... The Silence of the Labs
    By Pete Stevens

    Acquisition reform. It sounds good—something the tax-paying public should get behind. But is it?

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  • Commentary: The Nation Needs the MV-22
    By General J. L. Jones USMC

    On 8 April, our nation suffered the loss of 19 United States Marines in the crash of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft. These young men are mourned by their loved ones and friends, and by citizens throughout the country. The Marine Corps is a family,...


 
 

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