Some Thoughts on the Line Personnel Situation

By Captain Roy C. Smith, U. S. Navy, (Retired)
August 1924
Having been more or less occupied at one time with questions of personnel and promotion, I have been much interested in the discussions going on lately on that subject. There ...

The Development of Military Character

By Colonel George Van Orden, U. S. Marine Corps, (Retired)
August 1924
The one essential element in leadership is character. It is of far greater importance than mere knowledge of the technique of one’s profession, yet while years are spent in the ...

The Naval Publicist's Aim

By Brockholst Livingston
August 1924
Much has been written recently of the need of naval writers. But a short while ago there appeared in the Proceedings a most interesting article setting forth the requirements of ...

Two Episodes in Sicard's Life

By Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy, (Retired)
August 1924
ALTHOUGH the present and the future contain the chief and pressing demands on naval thought, it is always well to search the records of the past for guidance in our ...

Fixing the Decimal Point

By Lieutenant Commander Fitzhugh Green, U. S. Navy
August 1924
The slide rule is gradually coming into its own on board ship. The growing number of technical postgraduates that are joining the fleet is one reason. Modern tendency for the ...

The Naval Reserve; Looking In and Looking Out

By Lieut. Comdr. H. Rossiter Snyder, (SC), U. S. N. R. F.
August 1924
HAVING been an officer of the regular service for ten years, and thereafter a reserve officer for five years, the writer has made several mental notes on his varied experiences ...


August 1924
Costs In Navy Yards (See page 424, March, 1924, Proceedings) (For Discussion see page 970, June, 1924, Proceedings) Captain George H. Rock, (CC) U. S. Navy.—On page 970 of the ...

Professional Notes

Prepared By Lieutenant Commander H. B. Hird, U. S. Navy
August 1924
GREAT BRITAIN American Naval Strength Naval and Military Record , 7 May, 1924.—Concern over the alleged relative inferiority of the United States Navy continues to be very manifest on the ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Allan Westcott, Professor, U. S. Naval Academy
August 1924
FROM MAY 23 TO JUNE 23 UNITED STATES AND JAPAN American Note Upholds Right of Exclusion.—From N. Y. Times, June 18.—Washington, June 18.—The American Government's reply to the recent Japanese ...

Book Reviews

August 1924
MARINE ENGINEERING PRACTICE, by Engineer Com­mander F. J. Drover, R. N. D. Van Nostrand Company, New York, $6.50. This volume of four hundred ninety pages is designated by the author ...

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