Proceedings Digital Edition

August 2009
A digital edition of the August issue of Proceedings is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and will ...

Book Reviews

August 2009
Shadow of the Sword: A Marine's Journey of War, Heroism, and Redemption Jeremiah Workman with John Bruning. New York, NY: Presidio Press, 2009. 272 pp. Prologue. Epilogue. $26.Reviewed by Captain ...

U.S. Coast Guard Resources

August 2009
-->Proceedings, May 2008 -->Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the August 2009 issue of Proceedings.ReferencesU.S. Coast Guard Flag ...
u.s. navy (jayme pastoric)

From the Deckplates: Inequal Equality

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy
August 2009
This past January, the rules changed for Sailors with more than 20 years of service. NAVADMIN 030/09 announced career continuation boards for chief, senior chief, and master chief petty officers ...

From Our Archive

August 2009
-George William Curtis (1824-1892)As the setting sun marks another day done, Coast Guardsmen-one whose hand firmly grasps the tiller although the rudder is several feet above the water-head back to ...
PHc chet king

Naval Institute Foundation

August 2009
History Challenge UpdateEarlier this year, the Tawani Foundation of Chicago pledged to match all gifts-up to $40,000-that the Naval Institute Foundation raises for the Oral History Program between February and ...
U.S.S. ESSEX capturing H.M.S. ALERT

A Change of Strategy

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2009
On 13 August 1812 the USS Essex, disguised as a merchant ship and under the command of David Porter, captured the British brig HMS Alert.

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
August 2009
India's navy recently sent a four-ship task group on an extensive four-month deployment intended to increase cooperation while taking part in training and visiting ports in Asia, Africa, and Europe ...

U.S. Navy: Keep Building those Damn Ships

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
August 2009
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates must be congratulated for his recent recommendations that will cut certain Defense programs he feels are not appropriate for today's conflicts, and accelerating others ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Daniel Huelsman)

Professional Notes

August 2009
Maximize Maritime PartnershipsBy By Vice Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., Lieutenant Fred Bertsch, and Commander Bill Csisar, U.S. Coast Guard; and Joe DiRenzo IIIThe 2007 Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century ...

Books in Brief

By Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
August 2009
Just Doing My Job: Stories of Service from World War II Jonna Doolittle Hoppes. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press, 2009. 344 pp. Illus. Bib. Index. $24.95. From Soldiers and ...
U.S. Navy (Paul farley)

Under Pressure

By Ensign William Arnest, U.S. Navy
August 2009
A newly minted ensign extols the virtues of submarines, even as the force is feeling strains from several angles.
u.s. coast guard (brandon blackwell)

Editor's Page

Paul Merzlak
August 2009
If it's true that you really don't appreciate what you have until it's gone, then we could find ourselves saying that about the U.S. Coast Guard someday. Many citizens of ...
Photo courtesy of the author

Bring the Navy Back to Sea

By Lieutenant David S. Coles, U.S. Navy
August 2009
Individual augmentee Sailors have performed well on the Horn of Africa. But the time has come to climb back aboard ships.

Guardians of the Gulf

By William H. Thiesen
August 2009
The historian for the Atlantic Area Command details the versatility and resilience displayed by the Coast Guard in operations off Iraq.

The Next Coast Guard Helo

By Lieutenant Neal A. Corbin, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2009
A new-generation helicopter should incorporate all the best features of the services past rotary-wing aircraft.
artwork courtesy of robert C. semler, asma ?2009

To Fight and Save

By Lieutenant Craig Allen Jr., U.S. Coast Guard
August 2009
Commandant Admiral Thad Allens mandate for Coast Guard men and women to embrace a Guardian Ethos faces some hurdles.
u.s. coast guard (andrew shinn)

Heavy Weather Ahead for the Coast Guard

By Captain Jim Howe, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) and Lieutenant Jim Dolbow, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
August 2009
Aging cutters, budgets stretched too thin, and ever-expanding requirements are pushing the service to a moment of truth.

Now Hear This: Maritime Security Consortiums

By Captain Gordan Evans Van Hook, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2009
As many readers are no doubt aware, over 90 percent of the world's trade travels by sea in more than 50,000 merchant ships registered in over 150 nations. Most of ...
Eric Smith

Comment and Discussion

August 2009
Fear and Loathing in the Post-Naval Era(See B. Tillman, pp. 16-21, June 2009; T. A. Davis, T. Williams, J. F. Keiler, J. Gabbert, pp. 6-7, July 2009 Proceedings)Colonel ...

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