Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was one of the most influential officers in the post-World War II Navy and that influence is still felt today. Here Secretary of the Navy John Warner looks on as Rickover is congratulated by President Richard Nixon on his promoti

Editor's Page

June 2010
Few would dispute that Admiral Hyman G. Rickover cast a large shadow over the late 20th-century U.S. Navy. Not many flag officers in the long and storied history of the ...
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'Side by Side'

By Second Lieutenant Eric Montgomery, U.S. Marine Corps
June 2010
A former enlisted Marine pays tribute to his fallen brother by becoming a commissioned officer.

Proceedings Digital Edition

June 2010
A digital edition of the June issue of Proceedings is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and will ...
Indian Navy/Mritunjoy Mazumdar

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
June 2010
One of India's most capable new surface combatants was commissioned into service on 29 April. The Shivalik is the first of a new class of Project 17 guided-missile frigates that ...
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From Our Archive

June 2010
'A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.' Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) On the foredeck of ...
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Naval Institute Foundation

June 2010
Help Complete the Golden Thirteen Project When Frank E. Sublett Jr., of Glencoe, Illinois, died in September 2006, the last surviving member of the Golden Thirteen had passed. This remarkable ...
James Mugford captured the British brig Hope before he died of wounds inflicted during battle. This painting by John Frost depicts the schooner Franklin's engagement with the Hope in May of 1776.

Lest We Forget: 'Don't Give Up the Vessel'

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2010
Early in the American Revolution, James Mugford of Marblehead, Massachusetts, was impressed aboard a Royal Navy warship near his hometown, and while there overheard some of the British officers talking ...
U.S. Navy (Todd A. Schaffer)

Professional Notes

June 2010
Submarines Have Special Connectivity Needs By Captain James H. Patton Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired) Submariners and others who live or die through stealth (or the lack thereof) understand in a ...
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Book Reviews

June 2010
The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic William P. Leeman. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. 281 pp. ...

Comment & Discussion

June 2010
Get Serious About Naval Gunfire Support (See K. P. Green, pp. 48 - 52, May 2010 Proceedings ) Captain Michael R. Tollefson U.S. Navy (Retired) — Admiral Green's scan of ...
NATO Photo

NATO after Afghanistan

By Karl-Heinz Kamp
June 2010
When the war is over, the 60-year-old alliance should look inward and return to its roots-providing security for its members.
U.S. Navy (Nathan Schaeffer)

Our Lethal Dependence on Oil

By Lieutenant (junior grade) Douglas L. Marsh, U.S. Navy
June 2010
As the leading consumer of diesel fuel in the world, the U.S. Navy must accelerate its alternative-energy efforts.
U.S. Navy (Josue L. Escobosa)

Fight or Flight?

By Troy Bentz
June 2010
The littoral combat ship has the speed, agility, and sonar system that make it essential for antisubmarine warfare.
Jeff Boyer, U.S. Naval Institute Collection

The Wrath of Rickover

By Captain William J. Toti, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2010
The legendary 'Kindly Old Gentleman' tests a Naval Academy midshipman to see if he has the stuff to be in the Nuclear Navy.
U.S. Navy (Todd A. Schaffer)

Preventing Undersea Mishaps

By Commander Michael Dobbs, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Robert Wong
June 2010
The latest automated control technology is the key to avoiding catastrophic submarine accidents in today's crowded depths.
Military professionals should be referred to by their rank rather than pay grade, according to the author, since rank is earned and sustained through superior performance. Here Chief Information Systems Technician Erica Barnett receives her Chief's anchor

From the Deckplates: Chief or E-7?

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2010
As part of Chief Petty Officer Initiation, Sailors memorize several readings, each teaching some lesson related to their impending promotion. One of these is a comparison of a Chief and ...