Proceedings Magazine - February 2019

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In their search for cyber warfare doctrine, practitioners and leaders need look no ...


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  • Comment and Discussion

    A Christmas Eve Mass for the Living

    (See C. Fuss, pp. 68–69, December 2018)

  • Editor's Page
    By Captain Bill Hamblet, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The Cyber Issue! This month’s focus is on cyber warfare, and many of the feature articles are fruits of the Naval Institute’s Cyber Essay Contest. I want to thank Perspecta for their generous sponsorship of this contest, now in its...

  • Talking About My Generation—and the LCS
    By Midshipman Connor Coleman, U.S. Navy

    As a midshipman looking forward to being commissioned, I have followed closely the controversy over the littoral combat ship (LCS). While this...

  • The Proceedings Podcast
    Ward Carroll and Bill Hamblet

  • Fiction Can Show What Innovation Really Looks Like
    Lieutenant Colonel Jason “TOGA” Trew, U.S. Air Force

    If the word “innovation” were a drug, most of us would be dead from a lethal overdose. The dealers want us to believe—...

  • Leaders Need a Game Plan
    By Vice Admiral Albert H. Konetzni Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)

    About 60 years ago, when I was a sophomore in high school, my mother caught me in a lie regarding my grade on a geometry examination. As I...

  • Discipline, Moral Courage, and the Future Of America’s Naval Force
    By Officer Candidate Nathan Glaubitz, U.S. Navy

    Naval ROTC students gain experience in promoting moral courage by virtue of their integration in a civilian campus. Credit: U.S. Navy

  • Recent Improvements to SWO Training Are Not Enough
    By Midshipman Paul Kenney, U.S. Navy

    Surface warfare officers (SWOs) tasked with safely and effectively operating U.S. Navy ships are no longer expert mariners. A lack of standardized...

  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 15 February 2019

    A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 flies above New York City on 8 February. U...

  • Guard the Coast from High-End Threats
    By Commander Brian Smicklas, U.S. Coast Guard

    (U.S. Navy/Joan Jennings)

    The 2018 National Defense Strategy focused attention on Department of Defense (DoD) efforts...

  • Fighting To Serve
    By Lieutenant Commander Taj D. King, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy

    The first African American sailors—including the noted “Golden Thirteen”—suffered discrimination, but their service and...

  • CEO Notes
    By VADM Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Ret.), CEO and Publisher, U.S. Naval Institute


    Our annual WEST is BACK! One year after the new National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy roll out, there is much to discuss at our annual WEST Conference. WEST 2019 takes place 13–15 February at the San Diego...

  • Professional Notes: Invest in Multirotor Collection Platforms
    By Cryptologic Technician Collection Master Chief Jonathan D. Davis, U.S. Navy

    Small, man-portable multirotors, such as the one shown here, can fulfill unique intelligence collection...

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  • Leadership Forum: Correct the Navy's Character Problem
    By Lieutenant Commander James J. “Jake” Moore and Lieutenant Commander Michael Silver, U.S. Navy

    The Navy should strengthen the character side of the Navy Leadership Development Framework to eradicate...

  • From Our Archive

    “A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.”


  • World Naval Developments: F-35B Expands Definition of 'Aircraft Carriers'
    By Norman Friedman

    Port beam view of the helicopter-carrying Japanese destroyer Izumo (DDH-183) underway at sea.


  • Professional Notes: Return Second-Tour and Department Head SWOs to the Bridge
    By Lieutenant Audrey Talbot, U.S. Navy

    Lieutenant Commander Edward McGuinnis, the USS Normandy’s chief engineer, conns the ship...

  • Australia and the U.S. Must Prioritize High-End Warfighting
    By Lieutenant Commander Frederick (Andy) Cichon, U.S. Navy

    (The Royal Australian Navy's air warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart (DDG-39) sails with the USS John Finn (DDG-113) in...

  • Don’t Kill the Navy Mine Countermeasures Triad
    By Captain Edmund B. Hernandez, U.S. Navy

    The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships USS Pioneer (MCM-9) and USS Patriot (MCM-7) underway in the Sea of...

  • How the NYPD Can Help Fight Terrorism in Indonesia
    By Lieutenant Colonel Alexander L. Carter, U.S. Army


  • U.S. Foreign Policy Finally Returns to Sea: The Trump Maritime Strategy
    By Captain James E. Fanell, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Social Media Today Will Affect the Armed Forces Tomorrow
    By Midshipman Kathleen Meeds, U.S. Navy

  • Focus Littoral Combat Ships on Antisurface Warfare
    By Master Chief Tom Lohr, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    (The USS Coronado (LCS-4) conducts flight ops with an MH-60 Sea Hawk and an MQ-8C Firescout. U.S. Navy photo.)

  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 8 February 2019

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) transits the Skagerrak Strait last week. U.S....

  • Train Navy Officers For Cyber Lethality
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Brandon Karpf, U.S. Navy

    The Navy needs a cyber operations officer career path to maintain dominance and retain its best talent.

    The morning of 29 August 2018...

  • A New Way to View Active Cyber Defense
    By Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Hayes, U.S. Marine Corps

    (U.S. Marine Corps/Samantha Schwoch)

    The internet no longer is the territory of only the technologically savvy. The...

  • Take Cyber Tactical
    By Commander Brian Evans, U.S. Navy

    Western Pacific, 2130Z, 5 July On board USS Theodore Roosevelt ...

  • Island Forts: Land Forces Have Value in an Air-Sea Battle
    By Lieutenant Joseph Hanacek, U.S. Navy

    U.S. Army (Rachael Jeffcoat)

  • Let SWOs and Sailors Do Their Jobs
    By Commander Rob Brodie, U.S. Navy

    To increase readiness, the Navy needs to improve shipdriving, maintenance, and training.

  • Mass Punishment Does Not Work
    By Major Brian A. Kerg, U.S. Marine Corps

    Practices that penalize the group for one member’s failure to follow the rules—such as a unit-wide safety stand-down after a liberty...

  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 1 February 2019

    An MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 (Reinforced) lands on the flight deck of the...

  • Commentary: Captain, Get Some Sleep!
    By Captain John Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Commanding Officer of the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) standing on the bridge.


  • Now Hear This: Focus on the Main Tasks
    By Rear Admiral Leonard Picotte and Captain Keith Larson, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Damage control has always been a key to the Navy’s ability to fight, survive, and win. One bright...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . Cyber Must Include Operational Support
    By Lieutenant M. Scott Lassiter, U.S. Navy

    Amid the talk of cybersecurity and offensive cyber operations, the...

  • From the Deckplates: Increase Opportunities to Retain Talent
    By Staff Sergeant Jairo I. Patino, U.S. Marine Corps

    The Marine Corps and Navy lose money and time when the enlisted Marines...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . Justice Is a Leadership Trait
    By Sergeant Major Michael Burke, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    I had a Marine I wanted to destroy. Time and again he was on our radar, and he had been nonjudicially punished at least once. He had a poor moral foundation, and it was only a matter of time until he did something that would allow me to gleefully...

  • Special: An Elder's Story
    By Sergeant Major John L. Horton, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    Sergeant Major Horton—pictured here as a gunnery sergeant at...

  • Professional Notes: The Navy Needs Information Warfare Airships
    By Commander Javier Gonzalezocasio, U.S. Navy

    Diagram of Lockheed Martin’s LMH1 Airship

    Lockheed Martin’s LMH1 Airship, shown here, is one example of...

  • Book Reviews
  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    South Korea’s Navy took delivery of the tank landing ship Nojeokbong...

  • Naval Systems: Missile Defense Becoming Frontline DDG Mission
    By Edward J. Walsh

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile, similar to the mock-up shown, for a...

  • Lest We Forget: Fishtailing on the Franks at Leyte
    By A. Denis Clift

    The son of Russian immigrants, Michael Bak Jr. was raised in New Jersey during the Depression. “I came home one time in my Boy...

  • Special: Let's Restore the Navy Jack
    By Commander Joel I. Holwitt, U.S. Navy

    Port bow view of the battleship USS MIssouri (BB-63) at anchor in Tokyo Bay in 1945.

    The traditional...

  • Naval Institute Foundation:Top Naval Institute Supporters of 2018

    The Naval Institute enjoys the support of thousands of donors who made 2018 the Foundation’s most successful year ever.  Our special thanks to these individuals whose generosity placed them in our annual-giving societies last year....


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