Proceedings Magazine - February 2013 Vol. 139/2/1,320

Cover Story
An Interview with Sean J. Stackley

The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition (RDA) has been the chief U.S. Navy and...



  • Professional Notes

    Operating in a RADCON Environment

    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Jessica Fuller andCommander James Lowell, U.S. Navy

    On 11 March 2011, Japan experienced the fifth-largest earthquake in recorded history. The...

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  • 'Shipbuilding Is a Priority'
    Interview with Sean J. Stackley
    An Interview with Sean J. Stackley

    The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition (RDA) has been the chief U.S. Navy and Marine Corps weapon buyer since 2008. He is a...

  • From Enterprise to Enterprise
    By Captain John T. Manvel, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    From CV-6 to CVN-80, the developments of and improvements to aircraft-carrier design form a continuum from the early days of naval aviation to the horizon of tomorrow.

    At the December decommissioning of...

  • Semper Huh?
    By Captain Michael Junge, U.S. Navy
    Though not for lack of effort, the Navy’s organizational identity is shadowy at best. Here’s how its culture could readily be imbued with more spirit.

    In November 2008 then-Chief of Naval...

  • 'More than Submarine vs. Submarine'
    By Vice Admiral James R. Fitzgerald, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Undersea warfare encompasses a wide array of moving parts. What the Navy needs now is a broader strategy to cover it where none currently exists.

    Before beginning a meaningful discussion of defining any...

  • A Fleet out of Balance
    By Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hammond III, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
    While naval strike capacity has grown since the Cold War, it’s come at a cost to the amphibious capabilities vital to U.S. power projection.

    The Navy and Marine Corps face a number of challenges in the...

  • Clearing the Smoke
    By Admiral Henry H. Mauz Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
    The Naval Postgraduate School has recently come under intense scrutiny from the Navy Inspector General. What’s really happening at the Monterey, California, campus?

    The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS...

  • Better Education Makes Better Officers
    By Lieutenant Ryan Hilger, U.S. Navy
    We need comprehensive reform, including true joint and ethical training.

    The Navy Times keeps a running tally of commanding officers (COs), executive officers (XOs), and senior enlisted advisers...

  • The History Mystery
    By Gregory J. Martin
    Why is the Navy, alone among the services, so uninterested in the past? It’s crucial to gaining insights into the present and planning for the future.

    The motto of the United States Naval Academy is...

  • Bring Historic Ships back into the Fleet
    By Commander David F. Winkler, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
    America’s floating museums are a vital pipeline to the public; the Navy would benefit by more actively engaging with such tangible reminders of its tradition.

    In its perpetual case statement to the...

  • Comment and Discussion

    The Ohio Replacement Program: Is There an Alternative?

    (See N. Polmar, pp. 86–87, December 2012 ...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    In December, Ghana released an Argentine navy training ship, the Libertad, which it had seized under court order. The incident began in October when the sailing vessel was impounded at Terma, Ghana, while taking part in an African...

  • Another View
    by Ric Smith
  • Editor's Page

    As the nation continues to face the possibility of sequestration, the Department of Defense is girding itself for an era of austerity. Unless an agreement is reached between the White House and Congress by 1 March, the DOD will face more than $40...

  • CEO Notes

    Now is an important time to have a strong Naval Institute, and I am pleased to announce that our membership grew in 2012. Not only do we have more Members, we have more active-duty Members, junior and senior alike. The Naval Institute is...

  • Now Hear This - The Imperative for Open Architecture and Innovation
    By Rear Admiral Jim Shannon, U.S. Navy

    The Navy purchases thousands of hardware and software items for different acquisition programs from multiple contractors. It is incredibly difficult and time-consuming for one...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - A Farewell to Pins
    By Commander Brian LeFebvre, U.S. Coast Guard

    The Coast Guard should eliminate the daily wearing of uniform specialty insignia. Yes, I’m saying we should stop wearing our aviator wings, cutterman pins, boat force...

  • From the Deckplates - Principle Before Passion
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Popular culture is typically perceived only as entertainment, but there are lessons embedded in many of these diversions, woven into lyrics, scripts, and imagery such that they are...

  • Book Reviews

    Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II

    Arthur Herman. New York: Random House, 2012. Illus. Notes. Bibliog. Index. $28.

    Reviewed by Lieutenant Eric Schuck, Supply Corps, U.S....

  • Operating in a RADCON Environment
    by Lieutenant (j.g.) Jessica Fuller and Commander James Lowell, U.S. Navy

    Operating in a RADCON Environment

    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Jessica Fuller andCommander James Lowell, U.S. Navy...
  • Joint Air: Don't Let Knowledge Slip Away
    by Commander Tom Pieluszczak, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Joint Air: Don’t Let Knowledge Slip Away

    By Commander Tom Pieluszczak, U.S. Navy (Retired)
  • Offshore Sail Training: A View from West Point
    by First Lieutenant Rhys A. Hearn, U.S. Army

    Offshore Sail Training: A View from West Point

  • Naval Systems - Planning Firms Up for Aegis Baselines
    By Edward J. Walsh

    The U.S. Navy expects by March to award a contract for work as systems integrator for Advanced Capability Build 2016 (ACB-16), the combat system planned for fielding in 2016 for...

  • U.S. Navy - Bye Bye, ‘Big E’
    By Norman Polmar

    The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) began inactivation at Norfolk, Virginia, on 1 December 2012. She had served in the Fleet for 51 years.That same day, Secretary...

  • World Naval Developments - North Korea Joins the Club
    By Norman Friedman

    On 12 December 2012 the North Koreans successfully launched a satellite in defiance of U.N. Security Council orders.

  • Lest We Forget - Operation Vittles
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Hoping to have a vehicle waiting to transport his weary air crewmen to their barracks, Lieutenant Ormand Fowler radioed the tower at Rhein-Main field near Frankfurt, Germany,...

  • Naval Institute Foundation - Top Naval Institute Supporters of 2012

    The Naval Institute enjoyed the support of thousands of donors in 2012. Our special thanks to the record number of individuals whose generosity placed them in our top annual giving...

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