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 charitable remainder annuity trust (CRAT) established in 2001 by longtime member Arleigh E. "Gene...

  • Editor's Page
    By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief

    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 for the first of two high-tech artificial legs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It's a sad...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "What I Learned in Command at Sea"

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

    Command Master Chief Petty Officer R. Mark Cummings, U.S. Navy-I thoroughly enjoyed reading Captain Gaouette's article. His...

  • Firing On the Up Roll: Another Revolt of the Admirals?
    By Harlan Ullman

    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 War and Navy Departments into a single national military establishment under a Secretary of Defense...

  • Military Prosthetics: The Next Generation
    By Art Pine, Photography by Greg E. Mathieson

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

    Like most service members who have lost limbs in Iraq or Afghanistan, 22-year-old Marine Corporal Christopher Santiago can instantly recite the exact...

  • Battlefield Care Update
    By Robert Little

    Medical innovations that once were novelties of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have become commonplace on the battlefield as the conflicts continue, and so has evidence that the recent advancements are saving lives.

  • Saving Limbs and Lives
    By Captain Michael Vengrow, MC, U.S. Navy

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

    Are Army infantry soldiers more important than Marines as human beings or as components of U.S. defense strategy'.' If this strikes you as a preposterous...

  • FRSS Teams: A Good Idea Whose Time Has Passed
    By Commander Joseph F. Rappold, MC, USN

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

    As a surgeon who recently served in Iraq as a leader and member of a forward-deployed surgical team, I feel the...

  • General David Petraeus: Our Old New Man In Iraq
    By Tom Bowman

    Army Superstar Returns to the Middle East Stage

    As Saddam Hussein's forces were collapsing in April 2003, Army Major General David Petraeus walked through an empty factory near Baghdad. "Now the hard part...

  • Should the Navy Do Missile Defense?
    By Commander L. Paul James III, USN (Ret.)

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

  • We Don't Need Another Academy
    By Senior Chief Petty Officer James Murphy, U.S. Navy

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

    Rather than establish a new Chief Petty Officer Academy, the Navy should take a hard look at the high-quality chiefs...

  • Nothing New? Don't Be Too Sure
    By Colonel Norvell B. "Tex" DeAtkine, USA (Ret.)

    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 January. Apparently few minds were changed. But there were some important nuances buried in his...

  • Use the Naval Academy to Educate Sailors, Too
    By Command Master Chief Petty Officer Mark Butler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

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

  • Military Medicine's Best-Kept Secret: "West Point for Doctors"
    By Art Pine

    For Yolanda Figueroa, it was an unforgettable experience. Wearins: combat fatigues and clutching an M-16 rifle, the 28-year-old from Torrance. California, was crawling through a clearing, keeping her head low, and staying as close to the ground...

  • Our Three Blocks
    By Major Morgan Mann, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

    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 small part of the voting process through the eyes of the Marines who helped make it happen.

  • Repeal the 16-Pound Sledgehammer
    By Commander Kevin E. Lunday, U.S. Coast Guard

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

  • Rebuilding the Postwar Marine Corps
    By Lieutenant Colonel David A. Anderson, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    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 be in big trouble when current operations are over.

  • Heads You Win, Tails You Lose
    By Yeoman Petty Officer Third Class Amit J. Parikh, USN

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

  • To Jointly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
    By Jose Delgado

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

    Since 1945, the combination of major developments in nuclear weaponry, modern revolutionary doctrine, and Third World instability has reshaped the international arena....

  • Movie Review: Letters from Iwo Jima
    By Major General Fred E. Haynes, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    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 the seminal experience of my young military life. Fields of Our Fathers (reviewed by the author in...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But The DoD Travel Card Must Go
    By Lieutenant Commander Chris Davis, U.S. Navy

    The DoD travel card policy, as currently structured, is not reasonable. Specifically, the policy mandates that the Sailor use personal credit lor the convenience of the government while placing restrictions on how the Sailor uses his credit....

  • Professional Notes

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

    Our warships' operations are often hampered by bad weather. Without even considering storms, a single additional degree in...

  • Book Reviews

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

    Norman Polmar. Washington, DC: Potomac Hooks. 2006. 576 pp. Illus. Maps. Appens. Index. $49.95.

    Reviewed by...

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    By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet

    Proposals are being put forward in Congress to resume construction of nuclear-propelled surface combatants-cruisers and. possibly, destroyers. The principal supporters of these proposals are Representatives Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) and Roscoe...

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    By Edward J. Walsh

    Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business unit has started software development work aimed at integrating the Navy's cooperative engagement capability (CEC) with the Joint Land-Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System...

  • World Naval Developments: Measuring Progress in the Long War
    By Norman Friedman, Author, Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems

    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 currently termed in the Pentagon, the Long War. Perhaps our central problem is that the war and the...

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    By Eric Wetheim, Editor, <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>

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

  • Naval Institute Foundation
  • Lest We Forget: The Edge: Gerald R. Ford; VS-37
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)The Edge

    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 from combat. The site was the forward elevator well of the USS ...

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