CEO Notes

December 2014
The Naval Institute’s Editorial Board met on 4 November and selected the winners of the 2014 Leadership Essay Contest. The contest is sponsored by Dr. J. Phillip London and CACI ...

Comment & Discussion

December 2014
It’s Not So Easy Being Green(See J. A. Corlett, pp. 56–61, November 2014 Proceedings)Captain Jim Adams U.S. Navy (Retired)—Commander Corlett should be lauded for a hard-hitting exposé ...
U.S. Navy (Chris Cavagnoro)

More Maritime Strategists—Now

By Captain Mark Hooper and Commander Tuan Pham, U.S. Navy
December 2014
Navy Strategic EnterpriseThe NSE is a collective term for all of the entities that develop, assess, adjust, and engage maritime strategy as well as maritime strategic thought inside the Navy ...
U.S. Navy (Scott Barnes)

We Must Own Access

By Captain Arthur H. Barber III, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2014
The United States is still the number-one stakeholder in the current world order, which is based on the free global movement of trade and market-based access to natural resources. Half ...
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Naval Institute Foundation

December 2014
In His Own Words: VADM John M. Bird, USN (Retired)I first joined the Naval Institute as a Naval Academy Midshipman in the early 1970s. My father was a career naval ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

December 2014
‘The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold.’William Shakespeare (1564–1616)The bone-numbing cold labor of Bluejackets in an Alaskan winter is aptly conveyed in “Scene Onboard Ship,” a ...

Editor's Page

December 2014
Last month marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War. Our erstwhile adversary the Soviet Union would disappear a few ...
U.S. Navy (Trevor Welsh)

Professional Notes

By Lieutenant Commander Edward H. Erwin, CHC, U.S. Navy
December 2014
Antifragility, Asymmetry, and All-Hazards Capability DevelopmentBy Commander Michael Hallett, U.S. Navy ReserveThe U.S. government, led by the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, occasionally provides support to countries that ...

Be an Unselfish Leader

By Captain James P. Donovan, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
December 2014
2014 Leadership Essay Contest Honorable MentionMade possible by the generous support of Dr. J. Phillip London and CACI InternationalAs any Marine officer will tell you, there is no greater ...
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Lest We Forget - Purple for Christmas

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2014
Clad in service dress blues with heels, Lieutenant (junior grade) Ann Darby Reynolds sat in the gloom of a C-130 Hercules, squashed between two soldiers. In her left hand she ...
Raytheon

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
December 2014
The U.S. Navy has begun taking deliveries of RAM Block II, the newest variant of Raytheon’s ship-launched rolling-airframe missile (RAM). This enhanced point-defense surface-to-air missile provides a 50-percent increase in ...
U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy - The Potential Budget-Buster

By Norman Polmar
December 2014
Because of the high—potentially budget-busting—costs of the Ohio (SSBN-726) replacement program, alternatives to U.S. sea-based strategic forces have been proposed in several quarters. Beyond further efforts to reduce the costs ...
U.S. Navy (John F. Williams)

Reinvest in the DOD Workforce

By Rear Admiral Mike Moran, U.S. Navy, and Scott O'Neil
December 2014
Rebuilding the WorkforceHistorically, the contributions of Navy laboratories have allowed the service to get best-cost and acceptable risk in applying emerging technologies and performance improvements to weapon systems. Such in-house ...

Book Reviews

December 2014
I Heard My Country Calling: A MemoirJames Webb. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014. 400 pp. Illus. Index. $27.Reviewed by Colonel Dick Camp, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)In ...
University of Notre Dame NROTC

Lessons in Stoic Leadership

By Ensign Jesse Burroughs, U.S. Navy
December 2014
2014 Leadership Essay Contest WinnerMade possible by the generous support of Dr. J. Phillip London and CACI International correspondingly high number of definitions. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it ...
U.S. Navy (Korrin Kim)

'When to Hazard the Fleet'

By Commander Daniel Dolan, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2014
This debate will pit those who advocate for operating carriers inside (carrier-in) the Persian Gulf during a time of conflict against those who advocate a more risk-averse strategy ...
Ria Novosti

Russia's Navy in Search of a Mission

By Andrei Martyanov
December 2014
That Was Then, This Is NowRussia’s regional and global aspirations remain strong and rest largely with the military. “The Strategy Of National Security of the Russian Federation” explicitly calls for ...
Ria Novosti

The Crimean Question and NATO Strategy

By John C. K. Daly
December 2014
Russia’s worsening relations with Ukraine, which culminated with the March 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea, are a toxic brew of issues dating back to the 1991 collapse of the Soviet ...
Ria Novosti

The Putin–Roosevelt Connection

By Captain Thomas R. Fedyszyn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2014
No matter: Putin’s subsequent appearances on Russian television showed a man confident in his action, proud of the annexation, and looking to spar some more. Known for his vitality and ...
U.S. Navy (John F. Williams)

Now Hear This - Where Are the Citizen Soldiers?

By Second Lieutenant Will McGee, U.S. Marine Corps
December 2014
In the decades before 1914, European militaries became increasingly distanced from their civilian populations and refused to adapt to changing methods of warfare. Today the U.S. military is in a ...