U.S. Navy (Timothy Walter)

Editor's Page

September 2012
For most of its existence, the aircraft carrier has been the centerpiece of the U.S. Navy. Forward-thinking visionaries predicted as much during the 1930s, but the Coral Sea campaign in ...

Comment and Discussion

September 2012
Punch Them in the Nose . . . and then Leave(See J. T. Kuehn, pp. 24–28, July 2012 Proceedings)Admiral James G. Stavridis, U.S. Navy; Commander, U.S. European Command; ...

Book Reviews

September 2012
The Valley’s Edge: A Year with the Pashtuns in the Heartland of the TalibanDaniel R. Green. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, 2011. 288 pp. Illus. Maps. Notes. Index. $29.95.Reviewed ...
U.S. Navy/Huntington Ingalls (Ricky Thompson)

A 'Leap Ahead' for the 21st-Century Navy

By Rear Admiral William Moran and Rear Admiral Thomas Moore, U.S. Navy, and Captain Ed McNamee, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2012
Sure, they’re not cheap, and the first of the Ford-class carriers carry the design-cost burden. But they’re going to be worth it.

Leadership and Command

By Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Armstrong, U.S. Navy
September 2012
For a solid grounding in the kind of character it takes to be a good naval officer, turn to . . . Alfred Thayer Mahan?
U.S. Navy (Julia A. Casper)

My Other Combat System Is a Network

By Captains James H. Mills, U.S. Navy; and Jim Adams, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2012
For the Fleet to be operationally effective, networking and IT are just as essential as new aircraft platforms and ships.

CEO Notes

September 2012
With the introduction and wide acceptance of e-Reader platforms, your Naval Institute team is particularly focused on the astonishing pace of change in how content is collected, handled, and presented ...
U.S. Navy (Sean Mulligan)

From the Deckplates - How to Make a Chief Petty Officer

By Master Chief John R. Warrick, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2012
Any man or woman who has worn the uniform of a chief petty officer has shared in the responsibility of training, mentoring, and molding sailors to achieve and succeed at ...
U.S. Navy (Michael R. Holzworth)

Professional Notes

September 2012
Choosing Sailors with the “Right Stuff”s to avoid hard decisions regarding manpower in their assigned units and gained unprecedented control over individual sailors through force-management programs such as Perform-to-Serve (PTS). ...
U.S. Navy (Clark Pierce)

Time to Fly Right

By Lieutenant Lawrence Lederer and Commander John Byington, U.S. Navy Reserve
September 2012
The Navy needs to search well outside the aviation community to get the right expertise for staffing unmanned aerial systems.
U.S. Navy

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
September 2012
Huntington Ingalls Industries launched the U.S. Navy’s first America-class amphibious assault ship, at Pascagoula, Mississippi, in June. Another is currently under construction. The new ships, to be named the ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Lest We Forget - “What Were Their Names?”

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2012
Chief Petty Officer William Bergstresser was standing watch on Halloween night in the engine room of his ship, an old four-stack Clemson-class destroyer that had seen better days. It ...
U.S. Army

The U.S. Navy's Leading Edge

By Lieutenant Kermit E. Jones, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy
September 2012
In combat, technology can breed micromanagement when everyone has access to the same information in real time.
U.S. Marine Corps (Georgi Hernandez)

Advisors Afloat

By Lauren G. S. Strickfaden
September 2012
The State Department’s POLAD program has put advisors with ground military forces. Is a carrier strike group ready for them?
Center for Ocean Solutions

Oceans - Seasick: Our Acidic Ocean

By Don Walsh
September 2012
Carbon dioxide . . . it’s what makes our soft drinks zesty and champagne . . . well, champagne. It is also a major greenhouse gas. Absorbed into the sea ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

September 2012
‘A baited cat may grow as fierce as a lion.’Samuel Palmer (1805–1880)Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation’s cats—especially the F6F Hellcat, with more than 5,100 enemy aircraft shot down in ...

Proceedings Digital Edition

September 2012
A digital edition of the September issue of Proceedings is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and will ...