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 longer relevant, warranted, or appropriate for the modern sea services. Proceedings is little more than a breeding ground for discontent among our younger officers, promotes disrespectful attitudes toward senior leadership, and is incompatible with good order and discipline. The Naval Institute and Proceedings are the antithesis of our modern naval ethos, and it is time to disassociate from these obsolete and archaic relics of the past.
We Have Met Our Own Worst Enemy
By Major Scott Ukeiley, U.S. Marine Corps