Proceedings Magazine - January 1970 Vol. 96/1/803

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What are the odds against an ensign in the U. S. Navy achieving the Number One position in his profession—Chief of Naval Operations? What chance does a Navy captain have in getting the CNO...

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  • The Art, Science, and Innocence Involved in Becoming Chief of Naval Operations
    By Capt. John N. Horrocks, Jr., USN

    What are the odds against an ensign in the U. S. Navy achieving the Number One position in his profession—Chief of Naval Operations? What chance does a Navy captain have in getting the CNO job? And, carrying the speculation to its ultimate...

  • The Soviet Merchant Marine
    By Antony C. Sutton

    Why, instead of building most of their own merchant ships, does the Soviet Union continue to buy so many from other countries on both sides of the iron curtain? Does this suggest major technological weaknesses? Or, could this be the...

  • Retention: The High Cost of Leaving
    By John Roger Fredland

    Norman Rockwell’s 47-year-old painting, “Home From a Cruise,” warms us, not because he has captured a moment in time that is gone forever, but, rather, because he has depicted the enduring, unique, generation-spanning...

  • The U. S. Coast Guard: Where Do We Go From Here?
    By Cdr. L. A. White, USCG

    The U. S. Coast Guard: Where Do We Go From Here?...

  • Prepare to Sweep Mines
    By Commander Murland W. Searight, U.S. Navy

    Not since they had been built, following the experiences of the Korean War, had Agile-class ocean-going minesweepers been sent into a known minefield for a sweep under other than controlled, laboratory conditions. That is, not until 31...

  • The Naval Medical Officer: The Worst of Both Worlds
    By Cdr. Frank E. Dully, Jr., (MC) USN

    There is a need for better understanding of the dual role of doctor of medicine and naval officer. Away from the hospital environment, the Navy medical officer who surveys the private practice of medicine and his fellow officers of the...

  • Naval Aviators: The Old and the Bold
    By Capt. W. D. Toole, Jr., USN

    “There are old pilots

    There are bold pilots
    But there are no old, bold pilots”

    On a chill winter’s night in December 1947, I was riding an overloaded CP as the boat salvage officer for a landing...

  • Pictorial—Newport/Quonset Point Naval Complex
    Photography and Text by Chief Photographer's Mate William M. Powers, U. S. Navy
    Rhode Island’s association with the U. S. Navy dates back to the very founding of the Continental Navy at the proposal of the Rhode Island Delegation to the Continental Congress in 1775. The relationship has grown and prospered until...
  • The USS Macedonian and the Hurricane of 1818
    By Lee D. Saegesser

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  • Comment and Discussion

    “The Cyclops Mystery”

    (See C. A. Nervig, pp. 148-151, July 1969 PROCEEDINGS)

    Professor E. B. Potter, U. S. Naval Academy faculty—Mr. Nervig has provided welcome additional information concerning...

  • Book Reviews and Book List

    Samuel Francis Du Pont: A Selection From His Civil War Letters

    John D. Hayes (ed.). Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1969. Vol. 1, 425 pp.; Vol. 2, 553 pp.; Vol. 3, 562 pp. Illus. $45.00....

  • Professional Notes, Notebook and Progress

    Maritime Air Forces Mediterranean

    By Commander Ralph W. Blanchard, U. S. Navy, Public Affairs Officer, U. S. Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy

    MarAirMed, the acronym...

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