Editor's Page

By F.H. Rainbow
June 2004
"Where’s the Chief?” This was the title of a 1995 Proceedings article by Captain Chris Johnson. The article reinforces the importance of senior enlisted professionals in today’s armed services. The ...

Comment and Discussion

June 2004
"Barbarians at the Gate"(See P. Marx, pp. 32-36, May 2004 Proceedings)Major Steven Ziomek, New Jersey Air National Guard-I have to wonder exactly what "war on terror" Paul Marx was referring ...

Naval Institute Foundation

June 2004
History Devotee Underwrites ProjectsTwo Naval Institute historical projects have received a boost through the generosity of longtime member James Pritzker of Chicago. Under the auspices of his Tawani Foundation, Jim ...

We Have Met Our Own Worst Enemy

By Major Scott Ukeiley, U.S. Marine Corps
June 2004
There may have been a time when the U.S. Naval Institute and Proceedings served the needs of the Navy and Marine Corps well, but our professional association's contributions are no ...

Unmanned Systems Extend Operational Fleach

By Captain Rand D. LeBouvier, USN
June 2004
Now that we are beginning to understand what they can do for us, unmanned vehicles, such as this Pioneer remotely piloted vehicle being catapulted into the air from the Saudi ...

Airborne Recon Supported Marines' Advances in Iraq

By Lieutenant Colonel L. R. Roberts and Major J. P. Farnam, U.S. Marine Corps
June 2004
Close coordination among Marine air controllers, strike aircrews, their joint and coalition partners enabled decisive realization of Marine Air Group 11's objectives in Operation Iraq Freedom—which included knocking out Iraqi ...

Have the Sick and Wounded Been Forgotten Again?

By Captain Arthur M. Smith, Medical Corps. U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
June 2004
The independent, mobile Sea Base will answer the mail for the Navy for staging and access, but if medical support issues are not included in operational considerations, the concept will ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Sailor's View

By Commander Chan Swallow, USN
June 2004
The first warship to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina in 90 years, the Nicholas (FFG-47) found a tentative country striving to rebuild.Even as today's headlines focus on events in Iraq ...

Building Submarines for Tomorrow

By Rear Admiral John D. Butler, USN
June 2004
The nuclear-powered Virginia [SSN-774]-class attack submarine and guided-missile submarine programs will give the Navy the capability to covertly collect intelligence and then act quickly and decisively across a range of ...

Marine Reserve Gets the Job Done

By Colonel Frank R. Gunter, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
June 2004
The U.S. Marine Corps is reaping the benefits of a decade-long transformation of its reserve component. Its performance in the recent Iraq war—by units such as this sniper team from ...

Interview: Vice Admiral John Cotton, USN

June 2004
The Chief of the Naval Reserve, Commander, Naval Reserve Force spoke recently at the U.S. Naval Institute's editorial offices in Annapolis, Maryland, with Proceedings editors Fred Rainbow and Fred Schultz. ...

The Great Midway Crapshoot

By Lee Gaillard
June 2004
From the perspective of the events two years later at the Marianas Turkey Shoot, the U.S. victory at the Battle of Midway—including the sinking of the Japanese carrier Akagi—was ...

Professional Notes

Colonel Robert Killebrew
June 2004
Can an army designed to win a war in 30 days play a decisive role in a war such as the United States is committed to in Iraq?

Book Reviews

June 2004
Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944Joseph Balkoski. Mechaniesburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004. 404 pp. Photos. Appen. Notes. Bib. Index. $26.95.Reviewed by Major General Neal Creighton, U.S. Army (Retired) ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
June 2004
The first of four Type 214 submarines for the Greek Navy, the Papanikolis, was christened at Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft (HDW), Kiel, on 22 April 2004. The 1,860-ton submerged displacement Type ...

Peter Tomich; USS Toledo (CA-133)

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, USN (Ret.), and Eric Wertheim
June 2004
Peter Tomich Peter Tomich was born Petre Herceg-Tonic in Prolog, a town on the Austro-Hungarian border, in 1893 and, determined to find a better life, immigrated to the United States ...

Charting Your Course: Cool Tech

By Christopher Michel
June 2004
It used to be that every division officer worth his salt carried a small, green, U.S. government-issue "wheelbook" notepad. Handy for keeping track of personnel notes, phone numbers, and the ...

From Our Archive: USS Perch on Ice

June 2004
In May 1952, the USS Perch (SSP-313, ex-SS-313), here encased in pancaked ice, participated in an exercise in the Arctic reaches of Alaska. This portion of the exercise was to ...

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