Smart Ship: The Future Is Here

By Alexander J. Krekich
January 1998
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 ...

CNEF, We Hardly Knew Ye

By T.J. McKearney
January 1998
McKearney discusses the concept of the Naval Expeditionary Force (NEF), which would have merged Navy and Marine forces. McKearney speculates on the demise of the NEF due, in part, to ...

Comment and Discussion

January 1998
The Air Force MemorialColonel 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 ...

IT-21 Intranet Provides Big "Reachbacks"

By Rear Admiral Robert M. Nutwell, U.S. Navy
January 1998
Nutwell discusses the Information Technology for the 21st Century initiative, which will improve warfighting capability, reduce fleet operating and support costs and enhance the quality of life for deployed personnel.

Aegis Computing Enters the 21st Century

By Captain Dan Meyer, U.S. Navy and Captain John Geary, U.S. Navy
January 1998
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 ...

Bringing Aegis to the Littorals

By Commander Robert J. Engel, U.S. Naval Reserve
January 1998
The Navy is conducting operations in areas, such as the Korean Peninsula and the Persian Gulf, to test the new Aegis AN/SPY-1D(V) radar system. The system is designed to clean ...

The Enabler Concept

By Major Steven E. Daskal, U.S. Air Force Reserve
January 1998
Daskal dicusses the Enabler system, which should link space, airborne and surface-force sensors and shooters to combat the tactical and theater ballistic threat. The Enabler concept can provide defense-in-depth against ...

Innovation Can Be Messy

By Lieutenant Colonel F.G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
January 1998
Hoffman discusses whether the Navy can benefit from a revolution in military affairs. The potential for centralized bureacracies like the Joint Staff to evolve and operate in this new environment ...

It's Time to Sign On

By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy
January 1998
Galdorisi argues that the US should act favorably and quickly on the UN Law of the Sea Convention. The UN law will bring unprecedented stability to the world's oceans, and ...

First Division: In Their Own Words

By The First Division of USS The Sullivans with Lieutenant (junior grade) Michele Poole
January 1998
Members of the First Division of USS The Sullivans discuss what their division stands for. The First Division includes the youngest members of the crew and the hardest working.

Taking Care of Our People: At Any Price?

By Lieutenant Jerry Burns, U.S. Navy
January 1998
Burns argues that taking care of military personnel should mean providing active-duty personnel with the equipment and training to win on a future battefield. However, budgets for dependent care are ...

Connecting Land and Sea

By Lieutenant Colonel Dennis M. Verzera, U.S. Marine Corps
January 1998
Verzera discusses how weapons systems, which were previously ineffective until they rolled ashore, can now be employed at sea when integrated with multimission air-cushion landing craft. The craft greatly increases ...

No Androgynous Officers

By Jane Pacht Brickman
January 1998
Women have been at the Merchant Marine Academy since 1974. There are lessons other institutions dealing with gender integration can learn from Kings Point's example.

U.S. Maritime Industry Is Out of Step

By Andrew E. Gibson
January 1998
Most of the US' maritime policy is at odds with that of other developed nations. New realities must be recognized, no matter how painful, in order to retain a nucleus ...

False Assumptions, Wistful Dreams

By Neil Travis Honaker
January 1998
The US submarine community must make an honest assessment of its current and planned programs if it wants to remain the preeminent undersea power. The US is still locked in ...

Nobody Asked Me But…Professionalism Vs. Sexuality

By Lieutenant Commander Patrick Vincent, U.S. Naval Reserve
January 1998
The most illuminating aspect of the Senate Armed Services subcommittee's hearings was that most of the military's senior leadership indicated that the military is not only incapable of solving its ...

The Most Deadly Plan

By Norman Polmar and Thomas B. Allen
January 1998
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 ...

Professional Notes

January 1998
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 ...

Book Reviews

January 1998
Submarine Technology for the 21st CenturyStan 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 Captain ...

The U.S. Navy: Search the Oceans

By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
January 1998
The NR-1 provides the most capable deep-ocean research and ocean-engineering capabilities in the West. The submarine will continue to be in the forefront of underwater activities, even in her third ...

World Naval Developments: U.S. Army Goes for Big Picture

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems
January 1998
Friedman discusses the US Army's vision of the future, where all echelons are to share a common tactical picture that will make it possible to share quick tactical decisions up ...

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
January 1998
News from the Colombian, Indonesia and Royal New Zealand Navies is discussed. Colombia recently purchased the decommissioned German Type 701A replenishment ship Luneburg on Jun 27, 1997.

Lest We Forget

By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 1998
Burgess discusses the history of Fighter Squadron 84. In 1993, VF-84 made its last deployment, operating from the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Deny Flight over Bosnia.

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