Proceedings Digital Edition

September 2009
A digital edition of the September issue of Proceedings is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and will ...
dod (fred w. baker iii)

A Noble Idea in Need of Rehab

By Lieutenant Colonel Glen Butler, U.S. Marine Corps
September 2009
While establishing a Wounded Warrior Regiment sounded good at the time, its scope and reach have exceeded its original intent.
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

September 2009
'I was never less alone than when by myself.' -Edward Gibbon (1737–1794)Wearing a partial pressure suit, Chance Vought Aircraft test pilot L. J. ""Jack"" Walton stands atop the fuselage of ...
Michael Carpenter

Naval Institute Foundation

September 2009
Join the Leaders!Our thanks to the following individuals whose generosity in 2009 distinguishes them as members of The 1873 Society (for gifts of $5,000 or more):Mark E. Dowhy and Anna ...
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Lest We Forget: Pathfinder of the Seas

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2009
In the quarter-century preceding the Civil War, the Navy organized 11 important scientific expeditions that took its men and ships all over the world. The best known of these scientific ...
U.S. NAVY (C. R. ERDMANN)

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
September 2009
In September, HMAS Sydney, one of Australia's newly modernized Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates, along with HMAS Ballarat, an Anzac (Meko 200 ANZ)-class frigate, will officially conclude Operation Northern Trident ...
U.S. NAVY (JASON R. ZALASKY)

The Royal Danish Navy: An Operational LCS

By Norman Polmar
September 2009
As the U.S. Navy's littoral combat ship (LCS) program continues to experience delays and massive cost overruns, several Navy officials are looking at potential alternative ship designs. One thathas recently ...
U.S. Navy (Daniel J. McLain)

Professional Notes

September 2009
Living to Learn From ItBy Lieutenant Commander David K. Sidewand, U.S. NavyCrucible events are life-changing, frequently traumatic, and almost always unexpected. Mine, ejection from an out-of-control jet trainer, set in ...
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Books in Brief

By Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
September 2009
Navy Medicine in Vietnam: Oral Histories from Dien Bien Phu to the Fall of Saigon Jan K. Herman. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2009. 357 pp. Appen. Gloss. Notes. ...

Book Reviews

CDR Youssef H. Aboul-Enein, USN
September 2009
A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East-from the Cold War to the War on Terror Patrick Tyler. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008. 640 ...
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Reinventing Amphibious Hydrography

By Commander Ronald R. Shaw Jr., U.S. Navy
September 2009
If the Marines are serious about returning to their amphibious roots, they had better study the role hydrography played at Inchon in 1950.
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Getting Inside Their Heads

By Art Pine
September 2009
Intense combat experiences and multiple tours appear to have joined post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury as causes for behavioral problems in vets.
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Editor's Page

Paul Merzlak
September 2009
In early August, during the first hour of my first day back in the office after a week's vacation, our communications director, Chas Henry, burst into my office in a ...
U.S. Navy (JHI Scott)

No Need for High Speed

By Milan Vego
September 2009
The two Littoral Combat Ship prototypes were built before their missions were identified clearly. Why do they need high speed?
Eric Smith

The End of Sea Power

By Captain R. B. Watts, U.S. Coast Guard
September 2009
Alfred Thayer Mahans outlook may have worked for Cold War planners, but todays threats trump the whole notion of sea power.
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The Pilotless Squadron

By Ensign Daniel Umpa, U.S. Navy
September 2009
The advantages of unmanned aerial vehicles are obvious, but their integration has been glacially slow.
U.s. navy (peter merrill)

Call In the A-Team

By Lieutenant Commander Jesse Hilliker, U.S. Navy
September 2009
To avoid repeat aviation mishaps, the Naval Safety Center should create a Class-A mishap response/investigation team.
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From the Deckplates: Get Serious About Security Training

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2009
After large-scale incidents of lost information in the federal and private sectors, the Department of Defense (DOD) is still not serious about safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Major incidents are ...
Eric Smith

Comment and Discussion

September 2009
Blurring the Lines(See J. Murphy, p. 12, July 2009 Proceedings)Intelligence Specialist Seaman Thomas F. Christie, U.S. Navy—With the greatest respect to the senior chief, I was very ...