(See K. Albaugh and J. Carriker, pp. 58–62, January 2012; R. Salta, p. 8, and B. Armstrong, pp. 40–45, February 2012 Proceedings)
Lieutenant Kurt Albaugh, U.S. Navy—Mr. Salta proposes a seemingly attractive solution to man ship-boarding teams with Marines. Lieutenant Commander Armstrong’s article expresses a similar idea. Certainly, no one would argue that the Marine Corps isn’t up to the task; Marines have proven time and again that they can excel at any mission, and both Mr. Salta and Lieutnenant Commander Armstrong rightfully point to the Marine Corps’ rich heritage of combat actions at sea.