Editor's Page

By Robert Timberg
June 2005
This issue of Proceedings celebrates two remarkable Marines: Peter Pace and Frederick Branch. General Pace concluded a long, difficult journey begun by others in April when President Bush nominated him ...

Comment and Discussion

June 2005
"The Academies Can Do Better"(See B. Fleming, p. 88 February 2005; K. Inman, pp.12-16; B. Latta, pp. 16-18, March; R. Thomas, pp. 19-20, April; D. Forbes, pp. 12-14, May 2005 ...

General Peter Pace: Walking Point

By Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons, USMC (Ret.) and Major General Thomas L. Wilkerson, USMC (Ret.)
June 2005
Two general officers look at the circumstances and the man that to produce the Marine Corps' first JCS chairman

Branching Out

By David J. Danelo
June 2005
Captain Frederick C. Branch, who died in April, was the first African-American to gain a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps. This is his story.

What Are We—Chopped Liver?

By Senior Chief Petty Officer Steven E. Haugh, USN
June 2005
With its issuance of the Afghanistan and Iraq campaign medals, is the Navy intentionally excluding thousands of sailors on board ships at sea who participated in the campaigns in Afghanistan ...


By Charles A. Thibo
June 2005
A look below the hatches of Germany's state of the art submarine U 31.Germany's new U 31 is the quietest submarine money can buy and it can stay submerged ...

The Legacy

By Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
June 2005
Few Americans have ever heard of Frederick C. Branch, a Marine Corps captain who served in World War II and later resigned to teach chemistry. But I'll never forget him ...

Sense and Nonsense

By Lieutenant Colonel James G. Lacey, U.S. Army Reserve
June 2005
Why is this Iraqi shopkeeper beaming? Isn't Iraq's economy supposed to be struggling? Yes and no, says the author. A lot of half-baked economic schemes are floating around the war-torn ...

Now, More than Ever: A Multimission Coast Guard

By Vice Admiral Terry Cross, U.S. Coast Guard
June 2005
The Vice Commandant believes that dismantling the infrastructure that made the Coast Guard the "go-to" agency for maritime security after 9/11 would be counter-productive.The Report of the Interagency Task ...

Interview: Vice Admiral John Cotton, USN

With Commander Michael Collins, USNR
June 2005
The Chief of the Naval Reserve—talking with Reserve Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion-23 at al Asad airfield in Iraq—spoke recently with Commander Michael Collins, U.S. Naval Reserve. Following are ...

Divining China's Course

By Tom Hone
June 2005
A look back at U.S. history may provide clues to China’s future actions.Will the leaders of the People’s Republic of China carry out their threats to attack Taiwan? How ...

Network-Centric Leadership: Why Trust is Essential

By Lieutenant Jennifer Free, USN
June 2005
Prize Winner, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay ContestMassive information exchange is fine, but leaders must establish clear guidelines for operators like these Royal Australian Navy sailors serving on exchange ...

Personnel Policies that Aren't Working

By Commander David Tyler, U.S. Naval Reserve
June 2005
The U.S. military is into its fourth year of wide-scale reserve mobilization, a prolonged dependence that has exposed two unforeseen issues: the requirement that a reservist must "volunteer" to be ...

Book Reviews

June 2005
The Gift of ValorMichael M. Phillips. New York: Broadway Books, 2005. 192 pp. $19.95.Reviewed by David J. DaneloDuring the past fifteen years of conflict involving Iraq, two books by ...

U.S. Navy: Submarines Under Attack

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
June 2005
The U.S. Navy's shipbuilding program is in disarray: The Navy is planning to build more high-cost ships than can be funded in the foreseeable future. In particular the planned CVN-78 ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim, Editor, <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>
June 2005
Australia recently announced that the HMAS Canberra, the second of six Adelaide (Oliver Hazard Perry)-class guided missile frigates in Australian service, will be decommissioned in November 2005 ...

Commander Craig Powell & Task Force 67

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Arthur D. Baker III
June 2005
Commander Craig Powell From Vietnam to Iraq, stories of Navy SEAL heroism abound. But one such story did not take place on foreign shores. Commander Craig Powell had recently reported ...

Naval Institute Foundation

June 2005
Top Supporters HonoredAt its recent VIP reception, the Foundation introduced Rosa McDonald of Montchanin, Delaware, as the newest member of The Arleigh Burke Society and inducted Foundation director John Fullmer ...

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