Proceedings Magazine - February 2003 Vol. 129/2/1,200

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The submarine Tautog (SS-199) was built by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, and commissioned on 3 July 1940. She was at the submarine base at Pearl Harbor when the...



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    By Eric Wertheim

    The submarine Tautog (SS-199) was built by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, and commissioned on 3 July 1940. She was at the submarine base at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on 7 December 1941. Rapidly going into...

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    By Lieutenant Douglas E. Stephens, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy

    Although preparing carrier medical departments for deployment is nothing new, I suspect there is little documentation other than after-action and cruise reports. Based on the experience of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)'s...

  • Publisher's Page
    By Tom Marfiak

    We just conducted our 13th Western Conference and Exposition in San Diego, cosponsored with AFCEA. By all measures of effectiveness this was the best ever. The addresses, panels, and discussions were informative, thought-provoking, and highly...

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    By Norman Friedman

    More Lessons from Afghanistan

  • Comment and Discussion

    "Put a SWAT Team on Every Ship"

    (See P. Mullin, J. Bartee, pp. 30-33, December 2002; G. Thamm, R. Kozloski, pp. 15...

  • ForceNet: Turning Information into Power
    By Vice Admiral Richard W. Mayo, USN, and Vice Admiral John Nathman, USN

    The information age has increased dramatically U.S. combat effectiveness. New communications links, computer-processing techniques, and miniaturized electronics have given the U.S. armed forces global connectivity, powerful...

  • Expand Education for Sailors
    By Chief Cryptologic Technician Interpretive James M. Murphy, USN

    First Prize, Enlisted Essay Contest

    The University of Virginia and scores of other universities across the country with NROTC programs yearly graduate thousands of men and women into the military as officers. The Navy needs to...

  • Understanding Transformation
    By General Richard B. Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the changes in the character of war, not upon those who wait to adapt themselves after changes occur.  -Guilio Douhet

  • All Ahead Flank for LCS
    By Vice Admiral Henry C. Mustin, USN (Ret.), and Vice Admiral Douglas J. Katz, USN (Ret.)

    The Navy does not have what it takes to score a rapid, decisive victory against an adversary who is bent on making it tough and bloody to operate in his littoral waters. The fleet needs to be able to sail into any littoral...

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    By Lieutenant Jason Hudson, U.S. Navy

    I am grateful for Dr. Stephen Regan’s comments on page 108 of the October 2002 Proceedings. He opened the door of this forum to the subject of Navy recruiting. I often read article and comments about everything from government...

  • Why Do We Serve?
    By Gregory J. Zacharski

    Almost 42 years ago, President John F. Kennedy said, "Any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile ... can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction, 'I served in the United States Navy....

  • From Those Who Know
    By Chief Warrant Offficer Joseph T. Monaghan, U.S. Navy

    Our ship, the USS Reuben James (FFG-57), just completed a six-month deployment during which we spent a great deal of time in the North Arabian Gulf conducting maritime interception operations in support of United Nations Security Council...

  • Naval Rail Guns Are Revolutionary
    By Lieutenant Commander David Adams, USN

    The Navy recently set out its vision of how it will organize, integrate, and transform.

  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... Name the Supercarriers with Care
    By Philip Handleman

    Today, when supercarriers deploy to far off corners of the world, they represent four acres of sovereign U.S. territory. In an even more dramatic way than the flagships of past fleets, these movable air bases symbolize the nation that built them...

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    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Vern Clark testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee:

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    By Captain Kevin Peppe, USN

    The Department of Defense's Requirements Generation System is completely, utterly, totally broken—consuming countless man-hours, untold dollars, and the talents of some very good people. There is no greater waste of resources than this...

  • The Case for Transformation in Procurement
    By Rear Admiral Stuart Platt, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The overall problem of acquisition is simply that there are too many people going to the same place on different roads. The solution would seem to be to construct an acquisition and procurement superhighway—a route to the war fighter for...

  • Don't Surrender to Mediocrity
    By Intelligence Specialist First Class Thomas J. Miller, U.S. Naval Reserve

    Third Prize, Enlisted Essay Contest

    Frustration reigns when sailors are not challenged and are made to feel unimportant. Keeping the best and brightest should not demand expensive programs or major sea changes. It can begin...

  • Medical Screening Is Critical
    By Chief Hospital Corpsman Kenneth J. Richards, U.S. Navy

    Second Prize, Enlisted Essay Contest

    No one wants to receive a new sailor who is medically unfit to fulfill his duties. Unlike a broken television or stereo, a busted foot cannot be sent back to a factory to be fixed....

  • A Sailor's Classic Turns 100
    By Mark D. Faram

    For a century, The Bluejacket’s Manual has instructed and enlightened generations of sailors in the U.S. Navy.

    A century ago, the U.S. Navy was in the middle of its largest peacetime expansion. In the decade between...

  • Design Info Displays for Operators
    By Lieutenant Commander Chapman Godbey, U.S. Navy

    Three years ago, I was weapons officer on a submarine that was practicing to shoot torpedoes on a range. As usual for a weapon shoot, we manned battle stations and the close-quarters situation became even more intense. Sailors moved as smoothly...

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    By Lieutenant Commander John Wallach, U.S. Navy

    With the nation fully engaged in the war on terrorism, Navy training has become a campaign waged on two fronts. Rear Admiral Ann E. Rondeau, Commander, Naval Training Center Great Lakes, Illinois, explains that the first includes basic skills,...

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    By Commander Javier Romero, Spanish Navy

    In 6 December 2002, the Commander of Task Force (CTF) 150, Rear Admiral Juan Moreno, Spanish Navy, deployed the Spanish guided-missile frigate Navarra and the replenishment oiler Patino east of Socotra Island in the Gulf of Aden...

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    From beginning to end, they all took it seriously. After all, this training was a life-or-death matter. For one week, first at sea, then in the woods of Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, 58 journalists from 31 international news organizations...

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    I'm trying to dictate this memo while we're on the five-mile tactical road march, dubbed the "Death March" by the physically challenged journalists. I'm not having much success. No, it's not because of the yells of...

  • A Matter of Protocol
    By Arthur R. Lee

    When Fighter Squadron (VF)-142 was embarked on board the USS Ranger (CVA-61) in 1960, our leading chief recommended to our skipper that we hold a long-overdue all hands squadron party during our next in-port period in Yokosuka, Japan. The men...

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    Reviewed by Lieutenant Commander Ian D. H. Wood, Canadian...

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