Proceedings Magazine - June 1996 Volume 122/6/1,120

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The repeated suggestion that the U.S. Navy should build or buy diesel submarines is an unfortunate tribute to the lack of acumen and persistence of those with knowledge about modern...



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  • Diesel Boats Again?
    By W. J. Holland, Jr.

    The repeated suggestion that the U.S. Navy should build or buy diesel submarines is an unfortunate tribute to the lack of acumen and persistence of those with knowledge about modern submarines. We have failed to convey the...

  • Okinawa: Location, Location, Location
    By R. K. Dobson

    Bring the 18,000 Okinawa-based Marines back to the United States, say Brookings Institution scholars Michael Mochizuki and Michael O’Hanlon, who contend that their presence is “not central to the U.S.-Japanese security...

  • Our Sailors & Marines Are Ready
    By Admiral Mike Boorda, U.S. Navy (1938-1996)

    122nd Annual Meeting & Sixth Annapolis Seminar

    The Navy has been responding to crises around the world this past year in a very effective and outstanding way. Our job is to provide the capability to...

  • No Time to Rest
    By Commander Gerard D. Roncolato, U.S. Navy

    Peacetime is not down time for the men and women of the U.S. Navy, because we continue to cultivate warriors in our officer corps. We must never again forget the lesson of history: Beware of a peacetime naval culture.

  • Combating Stress
    By Colonel Bruce Ogden, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), and Robert A. Wehrle

    Combat stress appears in many forms, and its aftereffects often are concealed by veterans who cling to "the stoic ideal."

  • Warrior Friendly
    By Rear Admiral Leonard F. Picotte, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Captain Maurice Gauthier, U.S. Navy

    By encouraging the warriors’ early, direct, and sustained participation in the design process for LPD-17, the Navy hopes to deliver an adaptable and affordable means to serve Marine Corps expeditionary needs....

  • The Network Force
    By Commander Mark Tempestilli, U.S. Navy

    Move over, maneuver and mass; information may be the new way of war, and it will require a different approach.

  • Special: The Russian Navy's Commander Responds
    By Admiral F. N. Gromov, Russian Navy

    “What is the most important technology that your navy wants to acquire? Why?”

  • Undersea Warfare Is TEAM Warfare
    By Lieutenant Commander Jim Shannon, U.S. Navy

    Today’s submariners realize they are force multipliers and are ready to lead their service into the next generation of undersea warfare.

  • U.S. Naval Aircraft and Weapon Developments: The Budget
    By Floyd D. Kennedy, Jr.

    Last month, this feature addressed the procurement budget concerns being expressed by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John Shalikashvili, and other four-stars. They articulate the requirement for an annual minimum...

  • Navigating the Balkan Crisis
    By Commander J. Bruce Hamilton, U.S. Navy

    The politics of the former Yugoslavia—from the 1991 secession of Slovenia to the 1992 recognition of Bosnia-Herzegovina to the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords and deployment of NATO’s Implementation Force to the...

  • Filming Das Boot
    By Captain Hans-Joachim Krug, German Navy (Retired)

    The other side of World War II

    The author had to balance realism against dramatic license while serving as the naval technical adviser for the Oscar-nominated German film.

    Das Boot (The Boat), a story...

  • The Neglected Dimension of Leadership
    By Captain James H. Anderson, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

    Winner, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest

    Leadership discussions in the Marine Corps generally focus on the 14 traits listed in the Guidebook for Marines, most of which have received...

  • We Owe Them Honor
    By Lieutenant Thomas P. Mayhew, U.S. Naval Reserve

    First Honorable, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest

    When I was growing up, my family lived on a military base, where my father was a senior noncommissioned officer. I was just nine when my father...

  • The Challenges and Pitfalls of Peacetime Leadership
    By Lieutenant Martha S. Dunne, U.S. Navy

    Second Honorable, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest

  • The Ultimate Micromanager
    By Captain Drew Doolin, U.S. Marine Corps

    Second Honorable, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest

  • Nobody Asked Me, But…Fixing the New Fitness Report System
    By Lieutenant Commander Terryl K. Stewart, U.S. Navy

    Two of the main goals of the new fitness report and evaluation system were to control grade inflation and to eliminate peer ranking. The new system accomplishes neither of those goals and, in fact, exacerbates the problems associated with peer...

  • Book Reviews & Books of Interest

    The Fundamentals of British Maritime Doctrine

    Royal Navy. London, UK: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1995. 225 pp. Bib. Ind. Notes. Photos. £9.50. Order directly from publisher. Tel: 011-0171-873-9090...

  • The U.S. Navy: More Amphibs Coming
    By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet

    Chief of Naval Operations J. M. (Mike) Boorda has told Congress of his priority list if more money is made available to the Navy: First comes “smoothing out the submarine-building plan.”1 Second would be...

  • Points of Interest: No Fast-Tracking in the Corps
    By Tom Philpott

    Marine Corps officers are not engaged in the ticket-punching frenzy Navy leaders strive to ease in their own ranks, says the Marine Corps personnel chief (see “The Navy’s Pressure Cooker,” pp. 50-55, May 1996...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World

    Canada’s smallest commissioned naval unit, the 92-ton, Marconi-rigged ketch Oriole is celebrating her 75th anniversary this year by participating in an ocean race from Victoria, British Colombia, to Maui. Completed in Boston in 1921,...

  • World Naval Developments: The Vincennes—and Automation
    By Norman Friedman, Author, Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems

    One might retain a certain skepticism concerning the possibilities of automating land warfare. The integrated battlefield now in sight requires an enormous amount of tightly controlled radio communications, and it may often be located in parts of...

  • Pilot’s Report: Flying the JPATS Winner—The Beech Mk II
    By Lieutenant Colonel Brendan Greeley, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    They won because they listened to the customer. “We flew about 500 people on demonstration flights—and it made the difference between winning and losing,” Dave Riemer, Raytheon Aircraft’s vice-president in...

  • Notebook
  • Lest We Forget
    By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In its 13 years of service. Fighter Squadron 54 (VF-54) spent much of its life flying attack aircraft. Known first as the Copperheads and after 1951 as Hell’s Angels, VF-54 gained fame in the skies over Korea and off the...

  • Comment and Discussion

    “The Topgun Mentality”

    (See J. Bringle, pp. 8-10, April 1996 Proceedings)

    Commander Robert G. Pillittere, U.S. Navy (Retired)—Commander Bringle wrote an...

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  • Another First-Hand View of the Former Yugoslavia
    By Commander D. C. Covey, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy

    The international community became actively involved in the former Yugoslavia in September 1991, when the Security Council adopted Resolution 713, calling for an arms embargo.1 Five months later, the mandate for a U.N. Protection Force...


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