U.S. Coast Guard (Annie R.B. Elis)

Editor's Page

by Paul Merzlak
August 2013
Proficiency. It’s been the watchword of Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr. since shortly after he became the Coast Guard’s 24th Commandant in May 2010. To ensure the Coast Guard’s continued ...
Jen Mabe

CEO Notes

by Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)
August 2013
Strategic thinking; proposals for strengthening and advancing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard; challenges to conventional wisdom; and histories published in Proceedings since 1874 collectively are a national treasure. ...

Comment and Discussion

August 2013
IOOS Is Taking the Ocean’s Pulse(See D. Walsh, p. 86, July 2013 Proceedings)Rear Admiral Richard D. West, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Dr. Scott C. Truver—Dr. Walsh was ...
Appalachian Voices (Bob Warhover)

Now Hear This - Changing Times Bring Uncertainty

By Captain R. Robinson Harris, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2013
Among today’s many fast-moving changes are the very real prospect of U.S. energy independence, the resurgence of U.S. manufacturing, and the advent of 3D printing. Each brings implications for national-security ...
Department of Defense (Michael R. Holzworth)

From the Deckplates - Our Solemn Vow

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2013
It really isn’t surprising Americans are losing faith in their most important institutions. Across the board, we are less surprised each time a scandal is reported at a major civilian ...
Holly Harrison

It's All about the Bystanders

By Commander Holly Harrison, Lieutenant Commander Mike Sharp, and Senior Chief Albert Fernandez, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2013
Why do service members—highly trained to act in their military jobs—fail to stop or report misconduct and violations?
U.S. Coast Guard (Jonathan Klingenberg)

Reinvent the Fifth Armed Service, Quickly

By Captain Jim Howe, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired), and Lieutenant Jim Dolbow, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
August 2013
The Coast Guard has been a poor stepchild in the Department of Homeland Security. Time for an intervention.
U.S. Coast Guard (Jessica Potter)

Partnering for Success

By Commander Lou Orsini, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
August 2013
U.S. law-enforcement agents have experienced tactical triumphs fighting illicit maritime trade. But partnerships remain the key.
U.S. Navy (Cassandra Thompson)

Roadmap to the Rebalance

By Rear Admiral Michael E. Smith, U.S. Navy
August 2013
To get it right, the Navy’s Pacific shift can’t happen overnight. Here are the ends, ways, and means to the correct course.

U.S. Coast Guard Resources

August 2013
Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the August 2013 issue of Proceedings.ReferencesU.S. Coast Guard Flag Officers & Senior ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Tyler B. Barstow)

Learning from IEDs

By Commander Thomas S. Reynolds, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2013
What ground troops discovered about improvised explosive devices could inform Navy mine countermeasures.

Book Reviews

August 2013
Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long WarRoy Scranton and Matt Gallagher, eds. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2013. 256 pp. $15.99Reviewed by Brian CastnerIf you believe ...
Brian Boland

Professional Notes

August 2013
The Coast Guard Needs Designated Instructor Pilots an unusually high number of Class-A mishaps, resulting in the loss of not only aircraft, but also the lives of 18 aviators and ...
U.S. Navy (Kurt Draper)

U.S. Navy - The LCS Games Continue

By Norman Polmar
August 2013
The U.S. Navy’s leadership is making a full-court press to “save” the littoral combat ship (LCS). Twenty of the vessels are in service or under construction, with a total LCS ...
Norwegian Ministry of Defense

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
August 2013
On 5 June Norway announced the first live fire ship-to-ship engagement test of its Naval Strike Missile (NSM). The new antiship weapon was launched from the Steil, a stealthy ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Lest We Forget - Lewis Warrington

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2013
Joining the Navy as a midshipman at the age of 18 in January 1800, Lewis Warrington’s subsequent career was in many ways typical of the time. He saw his first ...
Admiral Frank Kelso

Naval Institute Foundation

August 2013
In Appreciation: Frank B. KelsoOne of the more popular oral histories in the Naval Institute’s collection is that of Admiral Frank B. Kelso II, USN (Ret.), who died unexpectedly in ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

August 2013
‘It doesn’t matter if the water is cold or warm if you’re going to have to wade through it anyway.’ — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955)The French philosopher could ...