Proceedings Magazine - February 2007 Vol. 133/2/1,248

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Trust Gift Comes to Fruition

We recently received a generous check representing the Naval Institute's proceeds from a five-year charitable remainder annuity trust (CRAT) established...


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Trust Gift Comes to Fruition

We recently received a generous check representing the Naval Institute's proceeds from a five-year...

Editor's Page

The picture here of Marine Lance Corporal Eric Frazier, a 20-year-old combat veteran of Iraq, lifts this page to another level. He is being fitted...

Comment and Discussion

"What I Learned in Command at Sea"

(See C. M. Gaouette, pp. 32-36, January 2007 Proceedings)

Command Master Chief Petty...

Firing On the Up Roll: Another Revolt of the Admirals?

This scar marks the 60th anniversary of the National security Act of 1947. Originally referred to as the act of unification, this law combined the...

Military Prosthetics: The Next Generation

The Six-Million-Dollar Man and Bionic Woman may not be far off.

Like most service members who have lost limbs in...

Battlefield Care Update

Medical innovations that once were novelties of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have become commonplace on the battlefield as the conflicts...

Saving Limbs and Lives

It's time to give the Marines a dedicated medevac helicopter.

Are Army infantry soldiers more important than Marines as human...

FRSS Teams: A Good Idea Whose Time Has Passed

The forward surgical teams made sense during the maneuver phase of the war. Not anymore.

As a surgeon...

General David Petraeus: Our Old New Man In Iraq

Army Superstar Returns to the Middle East Stage

As Saddam Hussein's forces were collapsing in April 2003,...

Should the Navy Do Missile Defense?

If the Navy wants to play a major role in defending against ballistic missiles, it needs to embrace the mission more than...

We Don't Need Another Academy

Enlisted Essay Content First Place Winner, Sponsored by a Grant from Booz Allen Hamilton

Rather than...

Nothing New? Don't Be Too Sure

President Bush's new strategy for Iraq was fully sliced and diced by analysts and talking heads within 24 hours of his announcing it on 10...

Use the Naval Academy to Educate Sailors, Too

Enlisted Essay Contest Second Place Winner, Sponsored by a Grant from Booz Allen Hamilton

Military Medicine's Best-Kept Secret: "West Point for Doctors"

For Yolanda Figueroa, it was an unforgettable experience. Wearins: combat fatigues and clutching an M-16 rifle, the 28-year-old from Torrance....

Our Three Blocks

Much has been written about the impact of Iraq's first free elections in 35 years. Perhaps more insight can be gained by looking at a...

Repeal the 16-Pound Sledgehammer

In addressing minor disciplinary offenses, the commander has little discretion in applying an appropriate punishment to the crime.

Rebuilding the Postwar Marine Corps

If something isn't done soon to stop the Marine Corps from eating itself to sustain troop levels and capable equipment, it's going to...

Heads You Win, Tails You Lose

Advancement in the enlisted ranks is something of a crap shoot. Picking the "right" rating may have more to do with one's...

To Jointly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

The Changing Role of Naval Intelligence In the Global War on Terrorism

Since 1945, the combination of major developments in nuclear...

Movie Review: Letters from Iwo Jima

I have now watched Clint Eastvvood's Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jims and been re-immersed in both sides of the battle that was...

Nobody Asked Me, But The DoD Travel Card Must Go

The DoD travel card policy, as currently structured, is not reasonable. Specifically, the policy mandates that the Sailor use personal credit lor...

Professional Notes

A Step Forward in At-Sea Decision-Making
By Vice Admiral Emmanuel Descleves, French Navy

Our warships' operations...

Book Reviews

Aircraft Carriers: A History of Carrier Aviation and its Influence on World Events. Vol. I, 1909-1945

Norman Polmar....

U.S. Navy: More Nuclear-Powered Ships?

Proposals are being put forward in Congress to resume construction of nuclear-propelled surface combatants-cruisers and. possibly, destroyers. The...

Naval Systems: Assembling the Big Picture

Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business unit has started software development work aimed at integrating the Navy's cooperative...

World Naval Developments: Measuring Progress in the Long War

The departure of Secretary of Defense Donald Rimisfeld seems to he a good time to assess our position in the Global War on Terrorism or, as it is...

Combat Fleets

The Jamaican Defence Force Coast Guard has taken delivery of three 200-ton offshore patrol vessels. The three vessels,...

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Lest We Forget: The Edge: Gerald R. Ford; VS-37

The Edge

From Our Archive: Gerald Ford on USS Monterey, Summer 1944

This scene, with one notable exception, is typical of millions of vignettes from World War II that depict the American fighting man in a respite...



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