U.S. Navy (Michael Martin)

Editor's Page

Editor's Page
December 2012
December is that time when we pause to reflect on what we’ve accomplished in the last 12 months while also looking ahead and preparing for the challenges to come in ...

CEO Notes

CEO Notes
December 2012
As 2012 draws to a close, I want to highlight some of the achievements of the Naval Institute during a year of great progress. These have been made possible through ...

Comment & Discussion

Comment and Discussion
December 2012
Haze Gray (Variegated), All the Way(See R. L. Crossland, p. 12, November 2012 Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander Anthony T. Dunn, U.S. Navy (Retired)—In looking at the new Navy uniforms ...
U.S. Navy (Thomas L. Rosprim)

From the Deckplates - No Room for Amateurs

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2012
In November, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens distributed “Zeroing in on Excellence,” his guidance for the CPO Mess. He made many excellent points applicable at all ...
U.S. Navy (Casey H. Kyhl)

Imminent Domain

By Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, U.S. Navy
December 2012
All indicators tell us the future of warfighting will be in the electromagnetic-cyber arena. And the future is now.
William Jamieson

Offshore Control is the Answer

By Colonel T. X. Hammes, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
December 2012
There’s a way we could prevail in an Asia-Pacific conflict without resorting to tactics that lead to widespread destruction.
U.S. Navy (Kyle P. Malloy)

How We Fight

By Rear Admiral Terry Kraft and Captain David Tyler, U.S. Navy
December 2012
Today’s leaders are reminding the Navy–Marine Corps team that warfighting is the focus. Everything else is secondary.
Naval History and Heritage Command

Cause for Alarm

By Lieutenant James Drennan, U.S. Navy
December 2012
The recent spate of commanding-officer firings boils down to something fundamental—the demise of leadership integrity.

Expediting the Supply Chain

by Chief Petty Officer William Bishop, U.S. Navy
December 2012
Expediting the Supply ChainBy Chief Petty Officer William Bishop, U.S. NavyMoving merchandise from a manufacturer to the consumer is critical in business and can spell the difference between success and ...

Humanitarian Missions Need Advanced Echelon Teams

by Lieutenant Commander Casey Mahon, U.S. Navy
December 2012
Humanitarian Missions Need Advanced Echelon TeamsBy Lieutenant Commander Casey Mahon, U.S. NavyThe Navy has increased its humanitarian and civic assistance (HCA) operations over the past few years, undertaking missions designed ...

What's Missing in Navy Personnel Performance?

by Captain Neal A. Naito, U.S. Navy
December 2012
What’s Missing in Navy Personnel Performance?By Captain Neal A. Naito, U.S. NavyThe Navy excels at transforming high-school graduates into skilled technical experts. Yet each year, approximately 8,000 to 12,000 active-duty ...
U.S. Army

Ethics Can Be Taught

By A. Edward Major, Colonel Lee DeRemer, U.S. Air Force (Retired), and Lieutenant Colonel David G. Bolgiano, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
December 2012
Senior strategic leaders of the future must learn that “servant leaders are much better than self-serving leaders.”
U.S. Navy (Rufus Hucks)

Coming Home

By Rear Admiral C. Forrest Faison III, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy
December 2012
A results-oriented vision for the future of our combat wounded should include defined roles for the public and private sectors.

Book Reviews

December 2012
Scooter: The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk StoryTommy H. Thomason. Manchester, UK: Crécy Publishing, 2011. 276 pp. Illus. Notes. $44.95.Reviewed by Colonel Robert Hickerson, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)Scooter, Tinker ...
U.S. Navy (Brittney Martinez)

Professional Notes

December 2012
Expediting the Supply Chainturer to the consumer is critical in business and can spell the difference between success and failure. The efficiency of the process and the ability of management ...
U.S. Navy (J. King)

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
December 2012
In early November the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) returned home to Norfolk, Virginia, to prepare for her December 2012 inactivation. Her final deployment lasted seven and a half months ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

The Other Enemy

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2012
On 13 February 1945, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz wrote: Three destroyers . . . went down with practically all hands . . . serious damage ...
Photo Courtesy of Admiral Robert E. Kramek

Naval Institute Foundation

December 2012
Admiral Robert Kramek Oral History Is AvailableThe Naval Institute has just released the oral history of Admiral Robert E. Kramek, 20th Commandant of the Coast Guard and 40-year Institute member ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

December 2012
‘All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.’ François Fénelon (1651–1715)In a scene that could be out of The Twilight Zone—note the Confederate flag emblazoned kepi—Navy ...

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