Proceedings Magazine - January 1998 Volume 124/1/1,139

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  • U.S. Naval Institute 1873-1998: The Sea Service Forum

    To help celebrate 125 years as the sea services "premier forum for thoughtful dialogue," the Naval Institute asked some of its members and readers to write about the impact the Naval Institute has had on them or on the military...

  • Smart Ship: The Future Is Here
    By Alexander J. Krekich

    The ride in the Yard Patrol craft out to the USS Yorktown (CG-48), anchored off Annapolis this past September, brought back some wonderful memories of midshipman life several decades ago. But this time I was on my way to see the results...

  • CNEF, We Hardly Knew Ye
    By T.J. McKearney

    A year or so ago, I published an article in Proceedings suggesting an approach for merging Navy and Marine forces in the then-hot concept of the Naval Expeditionary Force (NEF). My idea: Place our battle groups and amphibious ready...

  • Comment and Discussion

    The Air Force Memorial

    Colonel H. Larry Elman, U.S. Air Force Reserve (Retired)—I am 110% Air Force. I served a 30-plus year career, partly active, partly reserve—but entirely blue suit—and I have published many...

  • Network-Centric Warfare - Its Origin and Future
    By Vice Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski, USN, and John H. Garstka

    Arising from fundamental changes in American society and business, military operations increasingly will capitalize on the advances and advantages of information technology.


  • IT-21 Intranet Provides Big "Reachbacks"
    By Rear Admiral Robert M. Nutwell, U.S. Navy

    The Navy has embarked on an ambitious networking initiative under the rubric of Information Technology for the 21st Century (IT-21).1 This initiative, which accelerates the fielding of already programmed command, control,...

  • Aegis Computing Enters the 21st Century
    By Captain Dan Meyer, U.S. Navy and Captain John Geary, U.S. Navy

    The Aegis Weapon System represented a triumph of computer programming when it became operational in the early 1980s. It had five million lines of computer code, more than the Space Shuttle or even the super-secret B-2 bomber. The program also was...

  • Bringing Aegis to the Littorals
    By Commander Robert J. Engel, U.S. Naval Reserve

    The U.S. Navy's focus on littoral warfare defined in "Forward . . . From the Sea" and "Joint Vision 2010" stresses the requirement for a radar system that can meet the environment's demanding challenges.

  • The Enabler Concept
    By Major Steven E. Daskal, U.S. Air Force Reserve

    In "Forward . . From the Sea," the U.S. Navy proposes itself as an enabling force, supporting the application of Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force fire power in littoral operations around the world. As an early responder on the scene...

  • Innovation Can Be Messy
    By Lieutenant Colonel F.G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

    Goldwater-Nichols produced a substantial degree of institutional rigidity. Given the bureaucracy it engendered, can we benefit from a revolution in military affairs?

  • It's Time to Sign On
    By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy

    It will bring unprecedented stability to the world’s oceans, and most of the rest of the world already has signed on. The United States should act favorably—and quickly—on the U.N. Law of the Sea Convention.

  • First Division: In Their Own Words
    By The First Division of USS The Sullivans with Lieutenant (junior grade) Michele Poole

    Many leaders in the military services claim that today's youth cannot be led. Those leaders claim that the high standard of values that guided strong military units in the past cannot be attained today. They believe that young service...

  • Taking Care of Our People: At Any Price?
    By Lieutenant Jerry Burns, U.S. Navy

    Taking care of our people should mean providing active-duty personnel with the equipment and training to win on a future battlefield. Instead, budgets for dependent care increase while the ships continue to decline.

    In an oft-...

  • Connecting Land and Sea
    By Lieutenant Colonel Dennis M. Verzera, U.S. Marine Corps

    When integrated with the multimission air-cushion landing craft, weapon systems that previously were ineffective until they rolled ashore now can be employed at sea as well—greatly increasing our tactical advantage.


  • No Androgynous Officers
    By Jane Pacht Brickman

    What lessons can other institutions dealing with gender integration learn from Kings Point’s example?

    With the Virginia Military Institute and The Citadel admitting women only after long court battles, Army drill sergeants...

  • U.S. Maritime Industry Is Out of Step
    By Andrew E. Gibson

    Much of the United States' maritime policy is at odds with that of other developed nations. To retain even a nucleus of American-owned shipping, new realities, no matter how painful, must be recognized.

  • False Assumptions, Wistful Dreams
    By Neil Travis Honaker

    Still locked in head-to-head competition with the Russians, the U.S. submarine community must make an honest assessment of its current and planned programs if it wants to remain the preeminent undersea power.

  • Nobody Asked Me But…Professionalism Vs. Sexuality
    By Lieutenant Commander Patrick Vincent, U.S. Naval Reserve

    In the wake of yet another spate of military sex scandals, a Senate Armed Services subcommittee conducted hearings in early June, to "exchange views" on the practicality and effectiveness of gender-integrated basic training. But only a...

  • We Are What We Repeatedly Do
    By Chief Sonar Technician (Surface) Kevin P. Owens, U.S. Navy

    If we want excellence, we must train for it—every day, with consistency.

    Aristotle stated that "excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we...

  • The Most Deadly Plan
    By Norman Polmar and Thomas B. Allen

    During the summer of 1945, as millions of U.S. servicemen planned for two massive invasions of Japan and several thousand others were engaged in the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb, a handful of Army officers had another plan to end...

  • Professional Notes

    What It Takes To Go "Anytime, Anywhere"

    By Rear Admiral Chuck Horne, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Our Chief of Naval Operations sets forth in the November 1997 issue of Proceedings his strong belief and objective that...

  • Book Reviews

    Submarine Technology for the 21st Century

    Stan Zimmerman. Arlington, VA: Pasha Publications, Second Edition, 1997. 219 pp. App. Ind. Notes. Tables. Drawings. $275.00. Apply directly to publisher, (800) 424-2908.

    Reviewed by...

  • The U.S. Navy: Search the Oceans
    By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet

    A specialized nuclear-propelled submarine, developed in great secrecy, has become one of the Navy's most publicized projects. Indeed, the Navy even has produced a film—Search the Oceans—describing the origins and...

  • Naval Systems: Future Shipboard Power – The Debate Intensifies
    By Ed Walsh

    The DD-21 program manager does not necessarily have to buy the Navy-developed integrated power system. Whatever he decides, however, the debate over how to add power to the all-electric ship vision will only get more intense.

  • Points of Interest: Retiree Health Care Battle Heats Up
    By Tom Philpott

    They're allocating [medical] care on a money-available basis, not a space-available basis.

    Retirees aren't crazy; the promise was made. It was made not to one but to millions, and not just once but many, many times over...

  • World Naval Developments: U.S. Army Goes for Big Picture
    By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems

    At its annual show in October, the U.S. Army's vision of the future was front and center. All echelons, at least in combat, are to share a common tactical picture (lower echelons will see their parts in greater detail). That will make it...

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

    Colombia purchased the decommissioned German Type 701A replenishment ship Luneburg on 27 June 1997 and recommissioned the 3,483-ton (full load displacement) vessel as the Cartagena de Indias (TM-161) on 2 November at...

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

    Fighter Squadron 84, established at NAS Oceana, Virginia, on 1 July 1955 as Attack Squadron 84 (VA-84), was redesignated the same day as VF-84. Known as the "Vagabonds," the new squadron was equipped with the FJ-3M Fury jet fighter. The...


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