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By Tom Marfiak
February 2003
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 ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
February 2003
More Lessons from Afghanistan Throughout the fall of 2002, a major fight between the Army and the Air Force raged over the conduct of Operation Anaconda, an anti-Taliban sweep conducted ...

Comment and Discussion

February 2003
" Put a SWAT Team on Every Ship " (See P. Mullin, J. Bartee, pp. 30-33, December 2002; G. Thamm, R. Kozloski, pp. 15- 17, January 2003 Proceedings) Rear Admiral ...

Expand Education for Sailors

By Chief Cryptologic Technician Interpretive James M. Murphy, USN
February 2003
The Navy needs to start sending its enlisted sailors to universities to acquire the higher educations that are vital to their service careers.

Understanding Transformation

By General Richard B. Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
February 2003
The most important breakthroughs will take place between the ears of war fighters and planners.

All Ahead Flank for LCS

By Vice Admiral Henry C. Mustin, USN (Ret.), and Vice Admiral Douglas J. Katz, USN (Ret.)
February 2003
For rapid, decisive victory in the littorals, the Navy needs the Littoral Combat Ship.

Why Do We Serve?

By Gregory J. Zacharski
February 2003
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 ...

From Those Who Know

By Chief Warrant Offficer Joseph T. Monaghan, U.S. Navy
February 2003
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 ...

Naval Rail Guns Are Revolutionary

By Lieutenant Commander David Adams, USN
February 2003
The Navy recently set out its vision of how it will organize, integrate, and transform. According to the Sea Strike concept of "Sea Power 21," naval forces will employ technologies ...

Naval Aviation Is Behind the Power Curve

By Captain Mike Spence, USN
February 2003
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Vern Clark testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee: Due to the level of investment in procurement during the 1990s, we face a significant ...

The Case for Transformation in Procurement

By Rear Admiral Stuart Platt, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2003
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 ...

Don't Surrender to Mediocrity

By Intelligence Specialist First Class Thomas J. Miller, U.S. Naval Reserve
February 2003
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 ...

Medical Screening Is Critical

By Chief Hospital Corpsman Kenneth J. Richards, U.S. Navy
February 2003
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 ...

A Sailor's Classic Turns 100

By Mark D. Faram
February 2003
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 ...

Design Info Displays for Operators

By Lieutenant Commander Chapman Godbey, U.S. Navy
February 2003
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 ...

Navy Recruits Need the Warrior Spirit

By Lieutenant Commander John Wallach, U.S. Navy
February 2003
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 ...

Spanish Forces Intercept Scuds

By Commander Javier Romero, Spanish Navy
February 2003
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 ...

Marine Corps and Navy Prepare Journalists for War

By Brigadier General Andrew B. Davis, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
February 2003
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 ...

Welcome to Media Boot Camp

By James W. Crawley
February 2003
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 ...

A Matter of Protocol

By Arthur R. Lee
February 2003
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 ...

Book Reviews

February 2003
Dangerous Waters: Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas John S. Burnett. New York: E. P. Dutton, 2002. 332 pp. Notes. Glossary. Bib. Index. $24.95. Reviewed by Lieutenant Commander ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
February 2003
Although not yet accomplished at the end of 2002, signing of the final construction contract for six Project Bayunah guided-missile patrol craft for the United Arab Emirates Navy has been ...

Naval Institute Foundation

February 2003
A Tip of the Hat to Our Leadership Club 2002 We are honored to have the support of the following individuals who made significant gifts to the Naval Institute Foundation ...

Lest We Forget: USS Tautog (SS-199)

By Eric Wertheim
February 2003
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 ...

Deployment Tips for Carrier Medical Departments

By Lieutenant Douglas E. Stephens, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy
February 2003
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 ...