Diesel Boats Again?

By W. J. Holland, Jr.
June 1996
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 ...

The Ultimate Micromanager

By Captain Drew Doolin, U.S. Marine Corps
June 1996
Second Honorable, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest The word micromanagement is enough to send shivers down the spine of any aspiring Marine leader. Leadership classes caution against it, and ...

Comment and Discussion

June 1996
“The Topgun Mentality” (See J. Bringle, pp. 8-10, April 1996 Proceedings) Commander Robert G. Pillittere, U.S. Navy (Retired)—Commander Bringle wrote an outstanding eulogy for Lieutenant Commander John “Stacy” Bates, however, ...

Lest We Forget

By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 1996
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 ...

Pilot’s Report: Flying the JPATS Winner—The Beech Mk II

By Lieutenant Colonel Brendan Greeley, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
June 1996
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 ...

World Naval Developments: The Vincennes—and Automation

By Norman Friedman, Author, Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems
June 1996
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 ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
June 1996
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 ...

The U.S. Navy: More Amphibs Coming

By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
June 1996
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 ...

Book Reviews & Books of Interest

June 1996
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. Reviewed by ...

The Challenges and Pitfalls of Peacetime Leadership

By Lieutenant Martha S. Dunne, U.S. Navy
June 1996
Second Honorable, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest Peacetime leadership can present a dilemma for the junior officer. There are many examples of how to behave in a combat situation, ...

Okinawa: Location, Location, Location

By R. K. Dobson
June 1996
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 ...

We Owe Them Honor

By Lieutenant Thomas P. Mayhew, U.S. Naval Reserve
June 1996
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 ...

The Neglected Dimension of Leadership

By Captain James H. Anderson, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
June 1996
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 ...

Filming Das Boot

By Captain Hans-Joachim Krug, German Navy (Retired)
June 1996
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 ...

Navigating the Balkan Crisis

By Commander J. Bruce Hamilton, U.S. Navy
June 1996
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 ...

Undersea Warfare Is TEAM Warfare

By Lieutenant Commander Jim Shannon, U.S. Navy
June 1996
Today’s submariners realize they are force multipliers and are ready to lead their service into the next generation of undersea warfare. Ask any young surface warfare or submarine officer today ...

Special: The Russian Navy's Commander Responds

By Admiral F. N. Gromov, Russian Navy
June 1996
“What is the most important technology that your navy wants to acquire? Why?” The development of modern navies is unthinkable without the application of the latest technology in shipbuilding, the ...

The Network Force

By Commander Mark Tempestilli, U.S. Navy
June 1996
Move over, maneuver and mass; information may be the new way of war, and it will require a different approach. Today's challenging and diverse security environment is being further complicated ...

Warrior Friendly

By Rear Admiral Leonard F. Picotte, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Captain Maurice Gauthier, U.S. Navy
June 1996
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 ...

Combating Stress

By Colonel Bruce Ogden, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), and Robert A. Wehrle
June 1996
Combat stress appears in many forms, and its aftereffects often are concealed by veterans who cling to "the stoic ideal." Along-held focus on combat leadership, particularly at the small-unit level, ...

No Time to Rest

By Commander Gerard D. Roncolato, U.S. Navy
June 1996
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 ...

Our Sailors & Marines Are Ready

By Admiral Mike Boorda, U.S. Navy (1938-1996)
June 1996
122 nd 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 ...

Another First-Hand View of the Former Yugoslavia

By Commander D. C. Covey, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy
June 1996
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 ...

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