Proceedings Magazine - August 2003 Vol. 129/8/1,206

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  • Comment and Discussion

    "Why I Am Failing My Junior Officers"

    (See K. O’Neal, pp. 40-42, July 2003 Proceedings)

    Ensign Nathan T. Van Schaik, USS De Wirt (FFG-45)—Lieutenant O'Neal presents a haunting...

  • World Naval Developments: Paris Air Show Highlights Networked Warfare
    By Norman Friedman

    As forecast, the 2003 Paris Air Show revealed few entirely new developments. Some of what was on view, however, dramatized a continuing shift toward what the U.S. military calls network-centric warfare. Another way to characterize the shift is...

  • It Is Time to Transform the Naval Reserve
    By Captain Stuart J. Cvrk and Captain Richard E. Robey, USNR

    The U.S. Naval Reserve is top heavy: more than three-quarters of its entire budget is spent on its own administration. It is time to remove the redundant bureaucracy that has separated the reserves from the active-duty Navy...

  • What Was the Coast Guard Doing in Iraq?
    By Vice Admiral James Hull, Commander Cari Thomas, and Lieutenant Commander Joe DiRenzo III, USCG

    In spite of increasing responsibilities in homeland security, Coast Guard forces remain committed to and equipped to support expeditionary operations.

  • Learning from Victory
    By Dr. Milan Vego

    The U.S. miltiary victory in Iraq was decisive, but we must study it objectively to learn positive and negative lessons for the next conflict.

  • Coast Guard Aviation Gets a New Look
    By Commander Carl Alam, USCG, and Charles Greco

    The Integrated Deepwater System project is under way, and will change the face of Coast Guard aviation as it introduces new systems—such as CASA twin-engine maritime patrol aircraft—and upgrades legacy aircraft.

  • Courageous Leader in Rocky Times
    By Major Christopher D. Kolenda, USA

    On the muggy afternoon of 11 June, General Eric K. Shinseki bid farewell to the Army he served honorably for 38 years. Beginning in the jungles of Vietnam and ending in the swamps of the Pentagon, he climbed from platoon leader to Chief of Staff...

  • Madaket Millie to the Rescue!
    By Captain W. Russell Webster, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

    One of the U.S. Coast Guard’s longest-tenured volunteer rescuers also was one of its most colorful characters.

  • Update the MOA
    By Lieutenant Commander Pete Stoll, U.S. Navy

    The November 1993 Navy-Coast Guard Board initiated a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Transportation (DoT). Signed in October 1995, the basic agreement, titled "The Use of Coast Guard...

  • Where Are My Leaders?
    By Dugald M. Tonn

    This is a situation report from the most important part of the Marine Corps—the "trenches," where the glamorous plans created at higher headquarters are executed. Here, at the bottom, is reality.

    Down here there is no time...

  • A Different View of Perfection
    By Joseph Galloway

    I was riding in the backseat of a Humvee in the first Gulf War. We had launched across the berm into western Iraq and drove steadily for 27 hours in a sandstorm, sandwiched between two columns of M1A1 Abrams tanks of the 24th Mechanized Division...

  • Learning from Victory
    by Dr. Milan Vego
  • Noble Eagle Is Not Your Average Operation
    By Major Glen Butler, USMC

    Operation Noble Eagle—all military activities focused on homeland defense—has been a vast undertaking since 11 September 2001. From harbor patrols by federal and local forces to air defense, it is best understood through the lens...

  • Jointness Is Key to Success in Coastal Warfare
    By Lieutenant Paul Fawcett, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

    The naval coastal warfare community has become increasingly more important, beginning with its first major deployment in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield in 1990-1991 through its use in Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti in 1994, Operation...

  • Pacific Fleet Focuses On War Fighting
    By Admiral Walter F. Doran, USN

    Mobilized for its first exercise held on board the USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) in October 2002, JTF-519 gives the Pacific Commander a fully deployable joint task force capable of planning and executing any contingency, from noncombatant...

  • Exploit Sea Basing
    By Lieutenant Commander Henry J. Hendrix II, U.S. Navy

    Plans and platforms designed to meet the Soviet threat will not do in today’s environment. Sea basing—often envisioned as a massive, mobile offshore base—would allow U.S. forces to project decisive joint combat power without...

  • Fighting Terrorism. . . from the Sea
    By Vice Admiral Yedidia Ya’ari, Israel Navy

    The fight against terrorism must be prosecuted by taking it to the enemy preemptively using the strategy of "total asymmetry." In January 2002, the Israel Navy did just that when it seized the Karine-A, which was carrying...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... Where Are All the Coast Guard Publication 1s?
    By Commander Robert L. Desh, U.S. Coast Guard

    On 1 January 2002, then-Coast Guard Commandant Admiral James M. Loy issued Coast Guard Publication 1, U.S. Coast Guard: America's Maritime Guardian. He said this essential little book was to serve the Coast Guard as "a handbook...

  • Stewart's Lessons Transcend the Age of Sail
    By Lieutenant Claude G. Berube, U.S. Naval Reserve

    First Honorable Mention, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest

    Charles Stewart’s 62-year naval career—including his famous defeat of the Levant and Cyane as commander of the ...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... There Are Other Lessons from Iraqi Freedom
    By Lieutenant Commander Mark Vandroff, U.S. Navy

    Operation Iraqi Freedom likely will be remembered as one of the most successful military engagements in U.S. history. A potentially powerful foe was devastated in less than a month, with minimal (although no less tragic) coalition fatalities....

  • Build Coast Guard Leaders for the New Era
    By Lieutenant James B. Knapp, U.S. Coast Guard

    A new era of operations is dawning for the Coast Guard. Its transition to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) involves more than simply moving to a new department—it is a major shift in mission priorities. Under the Department of...

  • Many Ship Force Protection Plans Are Flawed
    By Captain J. W. Dyal, U.S. Marine Corps

    It was cold behind the machine gun and the wind was blowing briskly. The port call had been a good one and the sailor yawned as he looked out from his post. His Motorola crackled a message from the chief of the guard, who mentioned something...

  • Knighthawks Change Helo Support in the Gulf
    By Lieutenant Commander Mario Mifsud, U.S. Navy

    For a surface combatant operating in the Arabian Gulf, the familiar sight of a UH-3H Sea King inbound to drop off passengers, mail, and cargo (PMC) is certainly welcomed. Operated by the "Desert Ducks" of Helicopter Combat Support...

  • Army Needs Fast Sea Transports
    By Major General Carroll D. Childers, Army National Guard (Retired)

    It has been a long time since I considered myself an expert in the art of moving seamlessly from march column to a tactically sound position in an assembly area. But I like to remember we were highly proficient when I was in armor and armored...

  • Book Reviews

    The Rescue of the Gale Runner: Death, Heroism, and the U.S. Coast Guard

    Dennis L. Noble. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida, 2002. 280 pp. Photos. Maps. Bib. Index. $55.00.

    Reviewed by Captain Jimmy...

  • Oceans: Energy from the Oceans Is Real Sea Power
    By Don Walsh

    The principal sources of energy from the sea are oil and gas produced from beneath the seabed. Basically, these are non-renewable resources. Offshore oil and gas production began on the Gulf Coast of the United States after World War II, with the...

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

    Aside from orders last year for eight Kilo-class diesel submarines and two more Sovremennyy-class guided-missile destroyers to China, the Russian ship-building industry has had few recent successes in obtaining export orders for its...

  • Points of Interest: Special Compensation Rattles Support for Concurrent Receipt
    By Tom Philpott

    The start of combat-related special compensation (CRSC) for 35,000-40,000 military retirees with combat and combat-training disabilities and a standing veto threat from the Bush administration seems to have dampened enthusiasm in Congress this...

  • Lest We Forget: USS Richard P. Leary (DD-664)
    By Eric Wertheim

    Launched on 6 October 1943, the Fletcher (DD-445)-class destroyer USS Richard P. Leary (DD-664) was built by the Boston Navy Yard and commissioned into Navy service on 23 February 1944. As a part of the Third Fleet, she assisted...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    Naval Institute Partnerships Promote Innovation and History

    Teaming with other organizations has proved a successful means for the Naval Institute to accomplish its educational goals. Two recent partnerships will enhance...

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