NROTC Needs the Corps' Martial Arts Program

By Major Scott E. Ukeiley, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2002
The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) mission is to train and educate qualified young men and women for service as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps. As the ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
November 2002
The French Navy's Georges Leygues-class destroyer Primauguet, here on 9 September, nears completion of the installation of broad hull strengthening strakes amidships, just below the upper deck level ...

Book Reviews

November 2002
Warning of War: A Novel of the North China Marines James Brady. New York: St. Martin's, 2002. 341 pp. $24.95 ($22.45).Reviewed by Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons, U.S. Marine ...

Nobody Asked Me, But ... Surface Ships Need More Divers

By Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Thomas Monaghan III, U.S. Navy
November 2002
Terrorists have targeted our ships in port and provoked warnings from our government about scuba-diver attacks. In wardrooms there have been heated discussions about how to respond to divers in ...

Five Steps For Retaining High-Tech Marines

By Major Curtis E. Moore II, USMC
November 2002
Second Honorable Mention, Vincent Astor Leadership Essay ContestRetaining those essential Marines with expertise in technical fields presents a unique challenge to Marine Corps leaders.Every year, the U.S. Marine ...

We Must Improve Tactical Aircraft Targeting

By Arch Turner
November 2002
The United States has invested heavily to field the world's most capable tactical aircraft (TacAir) forces. Their state-of-the-art technologies deliver unequaled availability, reliability, and mission effectiveness. In addition to superb ...

Meteorology Must Play a Bigger Part in Planning

By Rear Admiral Thomas Q. Donaldson V, U.S. Navy
November 2002
At a recent precision targeting workshop, a carrier air group (CAG) commander gave an impressive presentation on the manner in which his squadrons had conducted strike operations during a recent ...

Homeland Security Challenges DoD

By Commander Lawrence K. Zelvin, U.S. Navy
November 2002
What a difference a year makes. After the tragic events of 11 September, a topic reserved largely for government and academic insiders exploded into the national debate over how best ...

Eco Regs Endanger Combat Training

By Captain Lee H. Rosenberg, USN
November 2002
What do California Least Terns, Southwestern Arroyo Toads, and 1st Marine Division amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) have in common? They are endangered species. Their habitat lies in the Southern California ...

Get More from Naval Test Pilots

By Lieutenant Commander Mark A. Johnson, USN
November 2002
The Naval Military Personnel Command works hard to fill the highest-priority billets and meet the career-advancement requirements of all personnel. Still, traditional career paths do not always meet the needs ...

The Truth about Peleliu

By Colonel Jon T. Hoffman, USMCR
November 2002
During the afternoon of 23 September 1944, the hollow-eyed, scraggly, exhausted, numb survivors of the 1st Marines began to disengage from contact with the Japanese defenders on Peleliu, as the ...

Marines Can Self-Deploy in Southeast Asia

By Colonel Fred Wenger III, and Major Allen D. Broughton, USMC
November 2002
The Marine Corps always has been expeditionary and proud of the culture that goes with that capability. As our sister services become more agile, deployable, and expeditionary, we have been ...

Comment and Discussion

November 2002
"Keep All Super Hornets at Oceana"(See D. Denneny, pp. 104-106, October 2002 Proceedings)Laura Henderson—As the wife of an active-duty Marine Corps officer, the daughter of a retired ...

One Team—One Fight

By Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England
November 2002
It will take our military, our economic assets, our diplomatic strength, and our free press, working in a spirit of mutual support, to win the war on terrorism.

The History of Sea Basing

By Commander Paul Nagy, U.S. Naval Reserve
November 2002
Sea Basing has been a reality since ships took to the sea. Its evolution, however, has been sporadic and often came too late for the fight at hand.

Sea Basing: What's New?

By Colonel Art Corbett, USMC, and Colonel Vince Goulding, USMC (Ret.)
November 2002
Enhanced Networked Sea Basing is a concept and future capability that realizes both the potential of technological opportunity and the imperatives of strategic necessity.

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