Proceedings Magazine - July 2000 Vol. 126/7/1,169

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    By Second Lieutenant Kathryn Hendel, USMCR

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

    This essay contest is for first-class midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and is named in honor of Commander William Earl Fannin, U.S. Naval...

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    By Ensign John Peter Stevenson, USNR

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

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    By Ensign Warren Ross, USNR

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

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  • Comment and Discussion

    "Don't Ask-Don't Tell: Is It Working?"

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    By Brigadier General Bruce Byrum, USMC (Ret.), and Scott Truver

    One of the most basic of flying machines-- the balloon-is making a comeback to help combat the growing threat of land-attack cruise missiles. A ground-based system of aerostats, equipped with tracking and communication systems, already is being...

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    It wasn't a night like in The Perfect Storm, but it was the kind of night that makes an officer-in-charge drive to the station to follow the operations first hand. Chief Petty Officer Lucey was about to make the decisions her 22 years in the...

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    By Commander Gregory Rucci, USN

    During the past ten years, the Navy's active-duty helicopter antisubmarine (HS) community has directed a large portion of training time and effort into developing and maintaining an organic combat-searchand-rescue (CSAR) capability within the...

  • Thorns in the Dragon's Side
    By Lieutenant Commander Michael W. Studeman, USN

    Four years ago, the People's Republic of China (PRC) fired ten missiles near Taiwan in an attempt to intimidate the people and leadership of Taiwan prior to its first presidential election. In response, the U.S. Navy ordered two carriers (the...

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    By Commander James Paulsen, USN

    The Unification Act of 1947 increased interservice rivalries profoundly. The most powerful military machine in the world was being dismantled slowly in response to economic requirements set by the administration of President Harry S Truman. The...

  • Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest First Honorable Mention: Learning to Lead the DI Way
    By Lieutenant (junior grade) Kenneth Harbaugh, USN

    None of us liked the man. A few of us probably hated him. During our first drill session, we learned that he knew all this and didn't give a damn. "You know why those barrels are cut?" he asked, referring to the MI rifles lying...

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    By Captain Gray Morrison, U.S. Naval Reserve

    Let's play a game where you call the flip of a coin. You bet $2.50 each time and the government holds your money. If you win you get $2 back; if you lose . . . well . . . either way you lose!

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