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Paul Merzlak
April 2009
Athens or Sparta? Critical thinkers or technicians? Education or training and credentialing? Which does the military really prefer? Which does it find more valuable?Can they coexist or are they mutually ...

Proceedings Digital Edition

April 2009
A digital edition of the April issue of Proceedings is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and will ...
U. S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

April 2009
'Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.'Peter Drucker (1909-2005)The bridge of the USS Newark, most likely between 1891-93, presents a very workmanlike and professional scene ...

Naval Institute Foundation

April 2009
History Gifts Have Twice the Impact The Tawani Foundation of Chicago has just pledged up to $40,000 to match contributions to the Naval Institute's Oral History Program made between February ...
Naval Historical Center

A Timely Victory

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2009
Outraged by the seizure of American vessels and other humiliations by the so-called Barbary pirates, in 1801 President Thomas Jefferson sent a squadron of ships to the Mediterranean. He hoped ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
April 2009
In February 2009 the Republic of Malta ordered four new 21-meter inshore patrol craft from the Australian shipbuilder Austal. The new vessels, pictured here in a computer rendering, will have ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Sondra-Kay Kneen)

Professional Notes

April 2009
The Coast Guard Promotes Dynamic LeadershipBy Captain Donna Cottrell, U.S. Coast GuardAre your efforts at mentoring and professional development frequently overcome by a demanding operational tempo? Advancing careers and executing ...

Books In Brief

By Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)<p>
April 2009
Leave No Man Behind: The Saga of Combat Search and Rescue George Galdorisi and Thomas Phillips. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2009. 656 pp. Illus. Notes. Index. $30. For nearly 100 ...

Book Reviews

April 2009
Immortal: A Military History of Iran and its Armed Forces Steven R. Ward. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2009. 361 pp. Notes. Bib. $29.95.Reviewed by Colonel Norvell B. De Atkine ...
Eric Smith

Comment and Discussion

April 2009
The Navy Is Giving History a Bad Name(See B. Hanley, p. 10, March 2009 Proceedings)Commander Tyrone G. Martin, U.S. Navy (Retired)—I think Lieutenant Colonel Hanley is being ...
u.s. navy (jon husman)

Buy Fords, Not Ferraris

By Commander Henry J. Hendrix, U.S. Navy
April 2009
Among other moves, the Navy should create new, cheaper Influence Squadrons and build non-nuclear-powered submarines.

The GI Bill Enters a New Era

By Chief Petty Officer Terry Howell, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
April 2009
The new bill offers an educational package that benefits National Guard and Reservists as well as active-duty service members.
Eric Smith

How to Make Mentoring Work

By W. Brad Johnson and Gene Andersen
April 2009
Mentors are important in the development of junior members of the armed forces. Should mentoring be made mandatory?

Naval Systems: Dual Bands, Single Processor

By Edward J. Walsh
April 2009
Raytheon and Navy engineers at the Surface Combat Systems Center, Wallops Island, Virginia, will hold a preliminary design review this month on modifications to the Dual-Band Radar (DBR) that are ...
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Answering the Call: 'Borgnine's Navy'

By Ernest Borgnine
April 2009
Ernest Borgnine is known worldwide as the Oscar- and Emmy-winning character actor who starred in Marty, From Here to Eternity, McHale's Navy, and 139 other motion pictures ...

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