Eric Smith

Comment & Discussion

December 2007
The Few. The Proud. The (Harvard???) Marines(See A. Pine, pp. 40-44, November 2007 Proceedings)Owen West—Mr. Pine is mistaken when he writes that NROTC midshipmen are "as ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Kevin C. Quihuis)

Now Hear This: Clausewitz 2007

By Kent K. Miller
December 2007
In any military strategy session, from the Pentagon's E-Ring to a game of capture the flag, the practicing intellectuals (eggheads) are given a polite hearing and then with some subtle ...

Nobody Asked Me But . . .Refining the System

By Colonel Fred Peck, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
December 2007
I was reading the article by Vice Admiral Jeffrey Fowler in the October Proceedings—the one in which the new Naval Academy Superintendent lays out his plan to tighten the ...
Courtesy of Nori Ann Reed

Just Call Her Captain

By Captain Nori Ann Reed, U.S. Navy
December 2007
A woman who went on to command three ships disproves her first CO's contention that women wouldn't be around very long.

110 Feet of America

By Lieutenant Commander Holly Harrison, U.S. Coast Guard
December 2007
The first woman in Coast Guard history to earn the Bronze Star reflects on what it was like for her to command a cutter.
U.S. Army (Jeffrey Sandstrum)

The Benzene Queen

By Major Krista McKinley, U.S. Marine Corps
December 2007
A Marine officer tells how she earned her nickname when she was deeply immersed in keeping the fuel flowing in Iraq.

Force Protection: A Marine's View

By Colonel Vincent J. Goulding Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
December 2007
Still cloudy on exactly what distributed operations are? Here are some clear examples of how they should work.
Library of Congress

Roosevelt Wields His Big Stick

By Commander Henry J. Hendrix, U.S. Navy
December 2007
A scholar of the life and times of President Theodore Roosevelt pays a centennial tribute to TR's grand scheme, the Great White Fleet.

Abundant Opportunity

By Command Master Chief Petty Officer Jacqueline L. DiRosa, U.S. Navy
December 2007
How does anyone, especially a woman, reach the highest enlisted ranks in the Navy? Here's one way to do it.
Courtesy of the author

Not Home Yet...

By Captain Charity Winters, U.S. Air Force
December 2007
One member of an Air Force attachment assigned to an Army transportation battalion takes us on a gritty ride across Iraq.

Uncommon Valor

By Lance Corporal T. J. Kaemmerer, U.S. Marine Corps
December 2007
EDITOR'S NOTE This dispatch, cited by Captain Amy Malugani in the accompanying story, recounts the heroism of Sergeant Rafael Peralta on 2 December 2004. Thanks in large measure to this ...
Photo Coutesy of the Author

Special: Reunion

By Sharon Hogan Ellison
December 2007
Brothers Jake and Tate Hogan, both Sailors, would meet in Hawaii to celebrate Tate's birthday on 8 December 1941or would they?

Book Reviews

December 2007
Band of Sisters: American Women at War in IraqKirsten Holmstedt. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2007. 384 pp. Illus. Index. $27.95.Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Roberta L. Shea, U.S. Marine CorpsFollowing ...
U.S. Navy (Andrew Ashcroft)

Professional Notes

December 2007
Develop a Maritime Security CompanyBy Major Chris Ieva, U.S. Marine Corps, and Lieutenant Derek Rader, U.S. Navy Ironically, the Navy's strategic course for the future may result in a ...
U.S. Navy

Naval Systems: More Missions at Lower Costs

By Edward J. Walsh
December 2007
The Navy's 2007 Unmanned Surface Vehicle Master Plan, approved by the Program Executive Office for Littoral and Mine Warfare (PEO LMW) this past summer, calls for development and fielding of ...
Edward Lundquist

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
December 2007
With the help of a U.S. military-aid package, this past year has been one of profound change for the Barbados Coast Guard. Beginning in February, Willoughby Fort in Bridgetown, home ...

Naval Institute Foundation

December 2007
In Appreciation: P. X. O'NeillFrom his lively USNI Commodore induction ceremony on board the USS Constitution in 1991 to his active participation as a trustee of the Naval Institute Foundation ...
U.S. Naval Institute Archive


By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2007
In August 1963, Lieutenant Commander Vila Hovis received orders to Saigon, Vietnam. The orders were not a surprise because she was the first Navy nurse to volunteer for service in ...
U.S. Naval Institute Archive Photo

From Our Archive

December 2007
Female yeomen—called yeomanettes—stand in full dress uniform for an inspection by Chief of the Bureau of Navigation Rear Admiral Victor Blue, left, in Washington, D.C., during World War I. At ...
Charity Winters

Editor's Page

Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
December 2007
They Are Women, Hear Them Roar I've talked about publishing a "Women in the Military" issue since I became editor-in-chief of Proceedings two and a half years ago. Something always ...

Books in Brief

By Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
December 2007
The Pentagon: A History Steve Vogel. New York: Random House Inc., 2007. 656 pp. Illus. Notes. Bib. Index. $32.95. Creation of the Pentagon from the ground up during World War ...

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