Proceedings Digital Edition

June 2012
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 ...
U.S. Navy (Tyheem Sweat)

Editor's Page

June 2012
It seems like hardly a day goes by without some new account in the press highlighting a weapon-system program that is over budget, underperforming, or overdue (sometimes all three). With ...

CEO Notes

VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)
June 2012
As an important part of our open forum and mission, the Naval Institute convenes and co-hosts conferences bringing together experts; Sea Service, joint, and military leaders; and senior government officials ...

Comment and Discussion

June 2012
The Fleet-Up Program Needs Fixing(See M. Farrell, p. 20, May 2012 Proceedings)Commander Michael Junge, U.S. Navy—Lieutenant Farrell makes an impassioned and strong argument to do away with ...
U.S. Navy (John Narewski)

Preparing for Today's Undersea Warfare

Vice Admiral John M. Richardson and Lieutenant Joel Ira Holwitt, USN
June 2012
The submarine force must heed history’s lessons and apply today’s technology to a complex and shifting global situation.
U.S. Navy (Scott Taylor)

From the Deckplates - Bring Back Humility

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2012
Headlines describing senior military officials relieved for cause are a symptom of a serious leadership problem. Far from an exclusively military issue, it extends across government agencies and to members ...
White House (Chuck Kennedy)

After a New Start

By John K. Warden
June 2012
The United States and Russia have agreed to reduce their nuclear arsenals, but U.S. seaborne missiles will remain crucial.

Rekindling the Killer Instinct

Lieutenant Commander Brian McGuirk, USN
June 2012
If we don’t instill an aggressive mindset in young submarine officers, we will likely repeat the Pacific failures of 1942.
U.S. Navy (Betsy Knapper)

The Changing Face of Command

By Ensign Franklyn Lee Dahlberg III, U.S. Navy<p>
June 2012
Today’s naval officer must have a complex array of leadership capabilities, from the technical to the personal.
U.S. Marine Corps (Juan D. Alfonso)

'Adaptive Thinkers and Warriors'

By Second Lieutenant David Tan, U.S. Marine Corps
June 2012
Marines have a history of doing more with less. As for the present, new officers thus must continue that tradition.
U.S. Navy (Scott Pittman)

Still Relevant

By Ensign Claire Wasko, U.S. Navy
June 2012
A powerful surface Navy is as crucial as ever, if not more so, for the nation to meet ever-changing challenges.
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Constant Convictions

By Second Lieutenant Andrew S. King, U.S. Marine Corps
June 2012
Call it the “Leatherneck lineage.” Throughout history, Marine officers have lived by proven principles and ideals.

Book Reviews

June 2012
Perilous Fight: America’s Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas, 1812-1815Stephen Budiansky. New York: Knopf, 2011. 422 pp. Illus. Maps. Notes. Bibliog. Index. $35.00.Reviewed by David Curtis ...
U.S. Navy (Dale Bopp)

Professional Notes

June 2012
The Submarine’s Role in Reprioritizing Antisubmarine Warfare Tasksonvey the message that recent technological advances in sensors would render potential torpedo attacks by non-nuclear submarines against high-value U.S. targets virtually ineffective. ...
U.S. Navy (Ryan J. Mayes)

Naval Systems - Navy Disputes LCS Criticisms

By Edward J. Walsh
June 2012
The Navy in mid-March awarded funds to Lockheed Martin and Austal USA, prime contractors for the two shipbuilding initiatives that comprise the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, to “assess ...
A. Odaynik

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
June 2012
The Ukrainian Navy recently completed refurbishment and reactivation of its only submarine, the Foxtrot-class boat Zaporizhzhya. Built in St. Petersburg, Russia, the 42-year-old submarine originally was transferred to the ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Lest We Forget - Miraculous Melee

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2012
On 24 October 1944, as the result of a string of complicated events, a group of diminutive U.S. escort carriers and their even smaller screening vessels found themselves facing a ...

The Russian Navy - Beneath the Waves

By Norman Polmar
June 2012
For most of the 45 years of the Cold War, the Soviet submarine force was a major factor in the political-military confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States. ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

June 2012
'There is One great society alone on earth: The noble living and the noble dead.'William Wordsworth (1770–1850)Alone in the world except for his Marine buddies, a young orphan ...
Stern Graphics

Asymmetric and Affordable

By Captain Scott Pratt, U.S. Navy, and David E. Everhart
June 2012
The Navy needs a subsurface weapon system to let it deter conflict from afar; inexpensive technology is available now.
U.S. Navy (C. Santoro)

A Promise Kept

By Rear Admiral James Foggo, U.S. Navy
June 2012
A cruise-missile-armed submarine was one of the workhorses of 2011’s Operation Odyssey Dawn against Moammar Gadhafi.

What Will Follow the Ohio Class?

By Captain Dave Bishop, U.S. Navy
June 2012
The year 2011 was a watershed for the Ohio Replacement Program Office. The Milestone A Acquisition Defense Memorandum, issued 10 January 2011, officially authorized the Ohio replacement SSBN to enter ...