Proceedings Magazine - September 1932 Vol. 58/9/355

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PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT is no new subject to the Navy. Good organization and leadership always have been appreciated highly. Nevertheless, there are some aspects of this science which must be...



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  • Petty Officers
    By Captain G. J. Rowcliff, U. S. Navy

    PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT is no new subject to the Navy. Good organization and leadership always have been appreciated highly. Nevertheless, there are some aspects of this science which must be considered by the service, particularly because...

  • Examinations for Promotion of Junior Officers
    By Ensign J. R. Haile, U. S. Navy

    Certain aspects of the present system of examination for promotion of junior officers leave room for doubt as to the effectiveness of the methods employed. The fundamental idea behind all examinations, of course, is to determine whether or not...

  • Are There Any Sailors in the Navy?
    By Alfred F. Loomis

    UNDER THIS IMPUDENT title I do not mean to suggest a shortage of men who can maneuver every type of propeller-driven craft. Nor do I overlook the fact that at Annapolis the future officers of the Navy have opportunity to acquire proficiency in...

  • The Education of Merchant Marine Officers
    By Captain J. H. Tomb, U. S. Navy (Retired), Superintendent, New York State Merchant Marine Academy

    Few will dispute the value of the Naval Academy at Annapolis in providing the elementary professional education of a naval officer and of the postgraduate schools and war college in rounding out this education after years of practical experience...

  • Some Material Aspects of Air Navigation
    By Lieutenant Commander L. D. Webb, U. S. Navy

    Several naval aviators of extensive flying and aerial navigation experience have in a most convincing manner pointed out the multitudinous problems and material difficulties involved in the successful navigation of aircraft in scouting and...

  • In the "Alaskan Navy"
    By Lieutenant G. C. Weldin, U. S. Navy

    It’s the cussedest land that I know,

    From the big, dizzy mountains that screen it

    To the deep, deathlike valleys below.


  • Naval Artillery in Support of an Infantry Attack
    By Beda von Berchem


    At the southern Tip of the former Kingdom of Dalmatia, now a part of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (Yugoslavia), there is a narrow, winding bay, hemmed in by steep...

  • Keeping Fit at Manzanillo
    By Rear Admiral Philip Andrews, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    In 1913 and 1914, during several years of Mexican revolution, the cruiser Maryland spent much time on the west coast of Mexico. We made long stays at Guaymas, Mazatlan, and Manzanillo. In 1914 from late winter until late fall we passed long...

  • Growth of Naval Officers
    By Captain Forde A. Todd, U. S. Navy

    Motto: “So slow the growth of what is excellent.”Cowper

  • Seamen and Ships of the Desert
    By Major William Draper, Brinckloe (QM-Res.) U. S. Army


    I. Lieutenant W. F. Lynch sails for the Dead Sea

  • Discussions

    An Analysis of the Air Menace

    (See page 649, May, 1932, Proceedings)

  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy


  • Book Reviews

    ON THE DECKS OF “OLD IRONSIDES.” By Rear Admiral Elliot Snow, (C.C.) U. S. Navy (Retired), and Lieutenant Commander H. Allen Gosnell, U. S. Naval Reserve. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1932. $5.00.

    Reviewed by Commander T. L...

  • Professional Notes
    Compiled By Members Of The Editorial Staff
  • Notes on the Geneva Conference
    By Lieutenant Commander Schuyler Mills, U. S. Navy

    THE GENEVA conference adjourned rafter approving several resolutions that represent its work for the present. It advocated the prohibition of poison gas and bacteriological warfare, the prohibition of the bombing of civilians by aircraft, a...

  • A Japanese Writer On Naval Limitation
  • Photographs


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