U.S. Marine Corps (Bryan Nygaard)

Who We Are

By General James F. Amos, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2012
Who they are and what they do are inseparable aspects of the identity that has sustained the Marine Corps for 237 years.
U.S. Marine Corps (Scott L. Tomaszycki)

Still in Demand

By Lieutenant General Dennis J. Hejlik, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2012
A look back on the Bold Alligator exercises is proof positive that amphibious capabilities are as crucial as ever.
U.S. Marine Corps (Aaron Hostutler)

Amphibious Maneuver Warfare 2.0

By Lieutenant Colonel J. Noel Williams, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2012
Emerging technologies that present new challenges to U.S. amphibious doctrine also provide remarkable new opportunities.
U.S. Navy (Stephen M. Votaw)

Projecting Power in Gator Operations

By Colonel Todd S. Desgrosseilliers, Colonel William J. Bowers, and Lieutenant Colonel Christian F. Wortman, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2012
Marines must integrate domains, expand aviation, develop at-sea offload capabilities, and build on operational wisdom.
U.S. Marine Corps (James Sauter)

Submarine Stormtroops

By Major Scott Cuomo, U.S. Marine Corps, and Billy Birdzell
November 2012
When air power and stand-off weapons can’t overcome A2/AD threats, send up the Marines. Yes, up—from the ocean depths.
U.S. Marine Corps (Shannon E. McMillan)

Marines or Marines*?

By Majors Chris and Jeannette Haynie, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
November 2012
The asterisk after Marines—a result of the Combat Exclusion Policy barring women from ground combat—must go.

U.S. Marine Corps Resources

November 2012
Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the November 2012 issue of Proceedings.ReferencesU.S. Marine Corps Flag Officers & Senior ...
U.S. Navy (Sam Shavers)

Of Defense and Deficits

By Lieutenant Eric Schuck, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve
November 2012
Military pros deal in strategy. But faced with $500 billion in cuts, it would behoove them to develop a budgetary strategy.
Courtesy of Paul Weaver

Naval Institute Foundation - Giving Thanks

November 2012
This Thanksgiving, we salute two benefactors among the thousands of supporters to whom the Naval Institute is so grateful.Captain Harry W. Konkel, U.S. Navy (Retired)Quiet and unassuming, Harry Konkel ...

Handling a Cyclone

By Lieutenant Commander David S. Coles, U.S. Navy
November 2012
Handling a CycloneBy Lieutenant Commander David S. Coles, U.S. NavySurface Warfare Officer Command School (SWOS) offers superb simulators and instruction to prepare prospective commanding officers. The instructors at SWOS, who ...

Offshore Sail Training: A Midshipman Skipper's Perspective

by Second Lieutenant Michael S. Smithson, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2012
Offshore Sail Training: A Midshipman Skipper’s PerspectiveBy Second Lieutenant Michael S. Smithson, U.S. Marine CorpsIt’s been months since I moored the Commitment (NA-32), a 44-foot sail training craft in the ...
U.S. Navy (Stuart Phillips)

Editor's Page

by Paul Merzlak
November 2012
On the occasion of the Marine Corps’ 237th birthday this month, we’re pleased to welcome General James Amos to our pages for the first time in his role as service ...

CEO Notes

by Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)
November 2012
The Naval Institute Press has published a new softcover edition—also available as an eBook—of Master of Seapower, the late Thomas B. Buell’s splendid biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King. ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

November 2012
‘A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets.’William Tecumseh Sherman (1820–1891)Marines from the 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, man a 75-mm pack howitzer on Bougainville in their ...
Official U.S. Governement Photo

Lest We Forget - Commitment

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2012
As a retired Navy captain, George Thibault is no stranger to the Navy’s core values of honor, courage, and commitment. On active duty, he lived those values while serving in ...
A. A. de Kruijf

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
November 2012
On 3 September the first of Sweden’s newly upgraded Visby-class guided-missile patrol craft was turned over to the Swedish military after having completed extensive modifications that bring her up to ...
U.S. Navy (Monique K. Hilley)

Professional Notes

November 2012
Handling a CycloneCommand School (SWOS) offers superb simulators and instruction to prepare prospective commanding officers. The instructors at SWOS, who come predominantly from a Merchant Marine background, offer great insight ...

Book Reviews

November 2012
The Twilight War: The Secret History of America’s Thirty-Year Conflict with IranDavid Crist. New York: Penguin, 2012. 656 pp. Illus. Maps. Notes. Index. $36.Reviewed by J. Furman Daniel ...
Harry S. Truman Library

From the Deckplates - Leaders Don’t Fix Blame

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2012
Retired Captain Mike Lambert posts a thought-provoking entry every morning on his blog, “I Like the Cut of His Jib.” These posts typically deal with press reports about leadership issues, ...

Comment & Discussion

November 2012
Co-Ed Crew: Reality vs. Taboo(See K. Eyer, pp. 44–48, October 2012 Proceedings)Captain Michael Junge, U.S. Navy—Captain Eyer’s article caused a great stir, made me think, and left ...