"The Captain's Down!"

By David Taylor
August 1997
The commanding officer sets the tone for the way a ship's crew responds to emergencies, relates to shipmates, and conducts itself ashore and afloat.Commander Andrew B. Tamayo, U.S. Navy, who ...

Comment and Discussion

August 1997
"Much Ado About Nothing"(See P. Ryan, pp. 66-68, June 1997 Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander Erick W. and Mrs. Megan B. Gerdes, U.S. Naval Reserve-Captain Ryan's statistics belie his conclusions. By ...

Relighting the Surface Fire

By Major James W. Hammond III, U.S. Marine Corps
August 1997
Operations in the littorals will require fire support. This five-inch 54-caliber MK45 gun on the USS Benfold (DDG-65), is ready to deliver. But how much naval surface fire support do ...

We Gotta Have a War-Fightin' Revival

By Commander Terry Pierce, U.S. Navy
August 1997
The U.S. military is in a pitched battle for its soul. Does the future belong to machines or people? General Krulak and Admiral Boorda started a process of critical thinking ...

Strategic Attack Is No Myth

By Gene Myers
August 1997
The massed bomber formations of World War II are history; strategic attack today is measured by massed effects, and just about any Air Force (or in some cases, Navy, Marine ...

Boatswain's Mates Never Cry

By Dennis L. Noble
August 1997
Since 1878, a group of people have left the shelter of land and rammed small boats into the angry sea with a single purpose: to save others from drowning. These ...

A Tangled Webb

By Colonel Paul E. Roush, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
August 1997
When James Webb wrote "Women Can't Fight" for Washingtonian magazine in 1979, he initiated an assault that continues to the present day. The assault primarily is on women, but it ...

The Officer in Charge of Risk

By Captain Vince Thomas
August 1997
Earlier this year, Captain Vince Thomas conducted this interview for Proceedings with Vice Admiral William Hancock, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Logistics, who assumed his duties last September, just ...

Foundering on Rocks, Shoals & Mines

By Dr. Scott C. Truver and Commander Richard Nagle, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 1997
Seeing the need for mine countermeasure capabilities in very shallow waters, the Navy has established a test detachment these EOD Marine Mammal System handlers work with Mk 7 dolphins for ...

Marine Mammals Are a Force Multiplier

By Commander Daniel M. Renwick, U.S. Navy, Rob Simmons, Dr. Scott C. Truver
August 1997
In its diverse kit-bag of resources, the Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) force maintains a small but vital element that provides unique capabilities to support mine countermeasures and other important ...

To Build a Better Sub

By I. D. Spassky and V. P. Semyonov
August 1997
Modern submarine development in Russia originated on 22 December 1900 (4 January 1901 in the new style) with the appointment of a commission on submarine construction to design, manage, and ...

When the Alarm Can't Sound

By Captain Arthur Smith, Medical Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve
August 1997
In casualty response-here, during Desert Storm-knowing how many are coming, when, and to where can be life or death information.For Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, a massive web of ...

Let the Deltas Soar

By Captain Casey C. Travers, U.S. Marine Corps
August 1997
The Marine Corps preaches that we train as we fight, but the F/A-18D community is not afforded that opportunity. It is too busy practicing missions that it is unlikely to ...

Paperwork is Choking the Reserves

By Chief Signalman Timothy S. Baxter, U.S. Naval Reserve
August 1997
I am continuously amazed at the endless paper shuffle in the Naval Reserve. Most reservists have only 16 hours per month for their training. We spend too much of this ...

What Kind of Marine Corps Is This?

By Charles J. Dunlap Jr.
August 1997
The sweating Air Force major was clearly frustrated and disgusted. But it wasn't the heat and humidity of Mombasa, Kenya, that was the source of his irritation, nor was it ...

Survivability: What's in a Name?

By Major Dan Fisher, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
August 1997
There has been considerable debate in recent years on the issue of the survivability of aircraft in combat. Issues addressed include:One engine versus twoOne crew member versus twoLow observable technologiesCountermeasuresPerformance ...

Tractor Tugs Are the Answer

By Commander John Baucom, U.S. Naval Reserve
August 1997
While on annual training with the Harbor Operations Department of the Mayport Naval Station near Jacksonville, Florida, I observed new, contractor-owned tractor tugs-whose propellers are forward of midships-assisting with maneuvering ...

Reorganizing for Littoral Warfare

By Captain David T. Hart Jr. and Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy
August 1997
The Sea Combat Commander Concept, one of the most far-reaching initiatives under the U.S. Navy's Integrated Battle Organization, is revolutionizing the way we conduct maritime warfare. Dubbed "AZ" in the ...

Urban Naval Engagement

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 1997
With the end of the Cold War and the onset of a new world order, the United States is faced with many challenges. Exceeded in importance only by the quest ...

Put a Coast Guard Stripe on the FFG-7s

By Vincent P. Grimes
August 1997
The Coast Guard is launching a program to replace its Hamilton (WHEC-715) and Bear (WMEC-901) class high- and medium-endurance cutters just as the Navy is getting rid of its Oliver ...

Book Reviews

August 1997
All That We Can Be: Black Leadership and Racial Integration the Army WayBy Gregory DouquetCharles C. Moskos and John Sibley Butler. New York: A Twentieth Century Fund Book, HarperCollins, 1996 ...

A Different Angle of Attack

By Norman Polmar
August 1997
The accelerating debate over the potential place of nonnuclear submarines in the U.S. Navy recently was joined by a pair of unlikely participants: respected British journalist Patrick Robinson and Royal ...

Older Retirees Win a Round

By Tom Philpott
August 1997
"It's a staggering victory," said retired Air Force Colonel George "Bud" Day.The Fort Walton Beach, Florida, lawyer and Medal of Honor recipient made the remark after round one of an ...

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
August 1997
The centerpiece of a small fleet donated to Kazakhstan by the United States is this 42-foot, aluminum-hulled Dauntless-class patrol boat completed by SeaArk Marine, Monticello, Arkansas, in November 1995 and ...
USS Detroit (CL-8) underway before 1940.

USS Detroit (CL-8)

By Eric Wertheim
August 1997
Built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation of Quincy, Massachusetts, the USS Detroit (CL-8) was the fifth of ten Omaha-class cruisers. Launched on 29 June 1922, she was commissioned on 31 ...

Business As Usual?

By Captain Eric E. Buer, USMC
August 1997
The Marine Corps went through dramatic doctrinal changes prior to the outbreak of World War II. These changes were the product of two decades of evolution-not revolution. The Marine Corps ...

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