Navy A-7E Corsairs

The Navy Got It—Desert Storm's Wake-Up Call

By Commander Thomas A. Parker, USN
September 1994
Operation Desert Storm was an enormous Coalition victory—in no small part because of the participation of naval aviation—yet the operation has somehow left a sour taste. There remains a lingering ...

Every Sailor Should Be a Rifleman

By Russell W. Evenson
October 2001
Force protection is in the forefront of every sailor's mind. Tragic events, such as the attack on the USS Cole (DDG-67) last fall, have put those words in bold red ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
October 2001
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's Takanami, first of a new class of "4,600-ton" escort destroyers, is seen here shortly after launch on 13 July at Ishihawa-Harima Heavy Industries' Tokyo yard ...

Book Reviews

October 2001
On Seas of Glory: Heroic Men, Great Ships, and Epic Battles of the American NavyJohn F. Lehman. New York: Free Press, 2001. 432 pp. Maps. Photos. Index. $35.00 ($31.50).Reviewed by ...

NROTC Midshipmen Receive Awards

October 2001
Throughout its long history, the Naval Institute has supported the development of tomorrow's leaders in the sea services. For outstanding NROTC midshipmen, we offer two awards:The Naval Institute Forum Award ...

Lest We Forget

By Eric Wertheim
October 2001
The USS Canberra (CA-70 later CAG-2), a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser, is the only U.S. cruiser to bear the name of a foreign city. Launched in April 1943, she was ...

New U.S. Fleet Forces Command

By Rear Admiral Paul J. Ryan, U.S. Navy
October 2001
When Admiral Vern Clark became Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) in July 2000, he set forth his five priorities: manpower, current readiness, future readiness, quality of service, and Navy-wide alignment ...

A Team of Heroes

By Captain Edward Masso, USNR
October 2001
Freedom Isn't Free Special Section, October 2001As commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Navy Command Center (NCC) Detachment 106, it is my duty to assess crises in terms of potential ...

SAM Threat over Iraq

By Commander Walter Hudson, USN
October 2001
The solution to the threat of surface-to-air missile systems in the no-fly zone is increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Leadership & Management

By Lieutenant Jason Hudson, U.S. Naval Reserve
October 2001
Good leadership involves more than managerial skills. It's time to focus on taking care of our people.In 1977, Abraham Zaleznik wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review entitled "Managers ...

Return of the Sullivans

By Michael Collins
October 2001
Freedom Isn't Free Special Section, October 2001As commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Navy Command Center (NCC) Detachment 106, it is my duty to assess crises in terms of potential ...

Lest We Forget: USS Haddo (SS-255)

By Eric Wertheim
October 2001
Launched on 21 June 1942 and commissioned on 9 October of that same year, the submarine USS Haddo (SS-255) was built by Electric Boat Company of Connecticut. The Haddo departed ...

Publisher's Page

By Tom Marfiak
October 2001
As NATO and official governments offer condolences and support from around the world in the aftermath of the 11 September terrorist attack, international Naval Institute members, authors, and friends e-mailed ...

Comment and Discussion

October 2001
"Loyal Opposition Isn't Disloyal"(See B. Fleming, p. 76, September 2001 Proceedings)Lieutenant Matthew Testermann, U.S. Navy, Political Science Department, U.S. Naval Academy—In his commentary on truth and loyalty ...

U.S. Survives Blackest Tuesday

By Norman Friedman
October 2001
The USS Cole (DDG-67) was rolled onto Northrop Grumman’s floating drydock in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Structural replacements and repairs are complete, and the destroyer will be redelivered to the Navy next ...

Globalization Is Tested

By Dr. Thomas P. M. Barnett
October 2001
Freedom Isn't Free Special Section, October 2001 Globalization has taken some serious hits in recent years. Now, with the terrorist strikes in New York and Washington, it is fair to ...

Aviation Security Breached

By Commander Bob Stumpf, USN (Ret.)
October 2001
Freedom Isn't Free Special Section, October 2001The U.S. national strategy has changed radically from its successes in World War II and the Cold War. But the need for robust military ...

Coast Guard Has Outgrown Transportation

By Bruce Stubbs
October 2001
In an interview last January, Representative Frank Wolf (RVA) sent the Coast Guard an extraordinarily frank message: Find a new home. He said the Coast Guard "would be better off ...

Don't Forget Dedicated Mine Countermeasures

By Lieutenant Commander Patrick A. Molenda, USN
October 2001
The U.S. Navy's organic mine countermeasures plan may not be all it's cracked up to be. Relying too much on this new concept while simultaneously discarding dedicated platforms could be ...

Flight Operational Quality Assurance Works

By Captain Richard F. Healing, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas R. Kovach, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
October 2001
Aviators want to do their jobs perfectly—whether flying 300 passengers at 39,000 feet straight and level or flying a single-seat fighter at 250 feet and 450 knots. They want to ...

It's Not Your Father's Hornet

By Patrick J. Finneran Jr. and Vice Admiral John Lockard, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2001
It's the Super Hornet—and it promises to transform the Navy with its warfighting capabilities, weapon systems, and long-term operating and support cost savings. The Navy stood up the first operational ...

Where Is the All-Electric Navy?

By Scott C. Truver
October 2001
"There is a powerful agent, responsive, quick, and easy to use, pliable enough to meet all our needs on board. It does everything. It supplies light and heat for the ...

Retention Isn't About the Economy, Stupid

By Captain L. H. Rosenberg, U.S. Navy
October 2001
Over the past four years, retention and recruiting have become twin perils threatening the Navy's highest priority: successfully deploying ships to meet worldwide commitments and protect vital national interests. In ...

Sea Lance Ensures Access to the Littorals

By Robert C. Harney
October 2001
Potential adversaries of the United States have learned many lessons from military actions such as the Gulf War. Perhaps the most significant lesson is that the probability of successful military ...

From Shipyard to Scrapyard

By Gordon E. Hogg
October 2001
None of the usual excitement and cheering thousands typical at the launching of a Navy ship ever spiced the existence of the second battleship Kentucky, which would have been ...

Regionalization: An Insider's View

By Captain Joseph F. Bouchard, USN
October 2001
Mobilizing to support families and crew members after the attack on the USS Cole (DDG-67) was a huge task, but Naval Station Norfolk was able to draw on resources throughout ...

We Need More Civil Service Members

By Commander Michael Morris, U.S. Naval Reserve
October 2001
On 13 July 2001, the Navy transferred the Supply (AOE-6), the first of a four-ship class of fast combat support ships, to its Military Sealift Command (MSC), marking the beginning ...

A Warship with Real Innovation

By Captain Robert E. Fox, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Captain William E. Richardson, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2001
Most warship developments have been improvements at the margins—critical but not revolutionary. Converting a nuclear-powered submarine design, incorporating improved surface operating capabilities, offers an opportunity for true innovation. In the ...

Steam Over Wind

By Captain Terry C. Pierce, U.S. Navy
October 2001
A classic case study of disruptive innovation is how steam-powered ships eventually replaced wind-powered ships in the transoceanic business. The first steamship operated on the Hudson River in 1819, and ...

Jointness Is Killing Naval Innovation

By Captain Terry C. Pierce, U.S. Navy
October 2001
The naval services continue to struggle with transformation because there is a lack of healthy interservice competition and because too many innovators are lost to the unified commands and the ...

Deploying with Allies in Asia

By Major Jonathan O. Gackle, U.S. Marine Corps
October 2001
As U.S. defense policy shifts focus to the Asia Pacific region, the armed services need new strategic arrangements. Integrated deployments with close allies could lead the way. Built on the ...

The Navy Has a Stake in Space

By Rear Admiral Rand H. Fisher, U.S. Navy, and Captain Kent B. Pelot, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2001
Satellites are vital enablers of naval power, lifting the masthead and periscope to heights unimaginable only a few decades ago—and forever changing the way naval power is applied. Today, as ...

Is Security Possible in a Globalizing World?

By Franklin D. Kramer
October 2001
Perhaps, but it will take work. Our security structures necessarily reflect the real-world constraints of history, resources, and culture, but this does not preclude us from change. Globalization—the impact of ...

In Search of the Zero-Defects Monster

By Lieutenant Commander Bill Hamblet, U.S. Navy
October 2001
Hey, did you hear about the lieutenant who got a speeding ticket on base? Until that day, he'd had an exemplary career, but his commanding officer found out he'd had ...

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