Navy Bogeys One

By Commander Ward Carroll, U.S. Navy
January 2000
Men and women of the Navy: on 25 October 1999 you lost an important friend when professional golfer Payne Stewart was killed in a plane crash. The event received worldwide ...

Nobody Asked Me, But ... Seek Performance--Not Perfection

By Captain Thomas Q. Donaldson V, U.S. Navy
January 2000
Donaldson fears that the Navy will lose many excellent sailors because selection-board members do not—or cannot—implement a change in organizational philosophy. He feels that the board should—as directed—begin to disengage ...

Lest We Forget

By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2000
Attack Squadron 215 (VA-215) was established at NAS Moffett Field, California, on 22 June 1955 and operated as part of Carrier Air Group 21 (CVG-21, later Carrier Air Wing 21). ...

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
January 2000
The prototype of a new Norwegian Navy venture into rigid-sidewall air-cushion vehicle technology, the guided-missile patrol craft Skjold (Shield) was commissioned on 17 April 1999. The 260-ton (full load displacement), ...

Naval Systems: Commercial Data Link Processors

By Edward J. Walsh
January 2000
Two Navy carrier battle groups recently completed a two-month battle group integration test. However, the satellite tactical digital link (TADIL)-J was not evaluated. TADIL J will not be evaluated until ...

Book Reviews

January 2000
Under Ice: Waldo Lyon and the Development of the Arctic Submarine By William M, Leary. College Station, TX: Texas A&M Press, 1999. 320 pp. Photos. Notes. Bib. Index. $32.95 ($29.65).Reviewed ...

Searching for EgyptAir Flight 990

By Ensign J. S. Howard, U.S. Coast Guard
January 2000
Saturday night under way on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer (WMEC-905) is traditionally "morale night." The night of 30 October 1999 was particularly special; it was Halloween eve ...

How to Evaluate Technology in the Real World

By Commander Peter W. D. Morford, U.S. Navy and John E. Miller
January 2000
Correctly applying the wonders of technology to long-standing, intractable warfare problems, making sure that "the right (and also affordable) stuff' ends up in the hands of the warfighters—and doing all ...

100 Years of Submarines

By Rear Admiral William J. Holland, Jr., USN (Ret.)
January 2000
One hundred years ago the U.S. Navy bought its first submarine (the USS Holland [SS-1], pictured above at the U.S. Naval Academy) from one of my very distant relatives. The ...

Piracy Is Deadlier Than Ever

By Lieutenant Commander I. D. H. Wood, Canadian Navy
January 2000
Violent pirates continue to plague merchant shipping in regions all over the world. As the crimes become more lethal, how can the seas be made safer? The international crime of ...

Interview: Australian Chief of Navy

By Fred Rainbow and Brendan Greeley
January 2000
Proceedings' Fred Rainbow and Brendan Greeley interviewed Vice Admiral D. J. Shackleton, Australia's tie", Chief of Navy, while he was visiting Washington D.C., on 4 November 1999. Portions of the ...

The Sailor Is the Constant

By Intelligence Specialist Chief Billy Jack Whitley, U.S. Navy
January 2000
We must ensure that the technology we develop will aid in war fighting, not just in reducing manpower. There are people behind those machines, and they are what will win ...

Keep the Big Guns

By John F. Lehman, Jr., and William L. Stearman
January 2000
The Iowa (IM-61)-class battleships with their 16-inch main battery are national assets when it comes to littoral warfare—but the Navy is not interested. What do you do when one of ...

The Sooner You Can Get This Job, The Better

By Lieutenant Commander Daniel P. Shaw, USN
January 2000
I love my job—no kidding. Granted, I just finished a tour as a lieutenant in command and that is—hands down—the best job in the Navy. We hear a great deal ...

Early Command: Yes, or No Thanks?

By Commander Robert P. Girrier, USN
January 2000
No one said taking command early was easy. Lieutenant commanders, however, contemplating whether to become executive officers of larger ships or commanding officers of smaller vessels—like this mine countermeasures ship—should ...

The Allure of Service

By Rear Admiral John G. Morgan Jr., U.S. Navy, and Colonel James McGinty, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
January 2000
One danger facing the Navy today is the prospect of neither attracting nor keeping enough people to man the pulling oars. To prepare to counter such an exigency, we must ...

Tomorrow's Sea Power Plays Today

By Captain Jacob L. Shuford, USN
January 2000
Equipped with the Navy's latest information technology initiatives, the Enterprise Carrier Battle Group's recent operations provide a glimpse into the future of sea power. From the vantage point of the ...

Comment and Discussion

January 2000
"The Navy Is the Best Thing That Has Happened to Vieques..."(See J. O'Neil, pp. 62-66, November 1999;P. Santiago, p. 8, December 1999 Proceedings)Lieutenant Colonel C. L. Guthrie, Jr., ...

On Kosovo

By Brantley O. Smith
January 2000
On War, Carl von Clausewitz's timeless analysis of conflict, provides a framework for dissecting a war that remains relevant today—even a war as unlike 19th-century warfare as the one ...