Editor's Page

May 2014
Since assuming office in September 2011, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert has been an exceptionally prolific contributor to the open forum. In his remarks at the Naval Institute’s ...
Michael Carpenter

CEO Notes

May 2014
The U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting was held on 16 April at the Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C., with Members and guests filling the auditorium to ...

Digitizing Proceedings

Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.), Chair of the Board of Directors
May 2014
It is my privilege, on behalf of the Board, to inform all U.S. Naval Institute Members that Proceedings has turned one of the most important pages in its celebrated 140 ...

Comment and Discussion

May 2014
Take the Long View (See J. Murphy, p. 10, March 2014 Proceedings ) Lieutenant Fred M. Sallee, U.S. Navy (Retired) —Senior Chief Murphy hit a nerve with me when writing ...
U.S. Navy (Chris Cavagnaro)

Now Hear This - What Navy Holiday?

By Commander John T. Kuehn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2014
When I read James Holmes’ provocative piece “Yes, the U.S. Navy’s Been on a Strategic Holiday” ( The Diplomat , 16 January 2014), I instinctively assumed he was talking about ...
U.S. Navy (Keither Devinney)

Forging a Global Network of Navies

By Admiral Jonathan Greenert and Rear Admiral James M. Foggo III, U.S. Navy
May 2014
With the world’s economy riding the waves of increasing complexity, cooperation becomes all the more imperative.
U.S. Navy (Marcus L. Stanley)

Mind the Gaps

By Admiral Bill Gortney and Admiral Harry Harris, U.S. Navy
May 2014
To ensure its forward forces are properly prepped, the Navy goes back to basics in its new approach to readiness.
Lockheed Martin

Rethinking the Future Fleet

By Captain Arthur H. Barber III, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2014
The Navy must reconsider its over-arching design strategy for new ships and aircraft—or risk a drastic reduction in both.

Naval Review Resources

May 2014
Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the May 2014 issue of Proceedings . U.S. Battle Force Changes By Samuel Loring Morison ...
U.S. Navy (Trevor Welsh)

U.S. Navy in Review

By Robert D. Holzer and Scott C. Truver
May 2014
“Over the last year, we were on station in the Pacific to deal with provocative North Korean actions,” Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert wrote in his foreword to ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Paul Peterson)

U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Lieutenant Colonel John C. Berry Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
May 2014
In 2013, the U.S. Marine Corps continued operations in Afghanistan, even as they performed their traditional role as the nation’s expeditionary crisis response force in other parts of the globe. ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Jason Neiman)

U.S. Coast Guard in Review

By Joe DiRenzo III and Chris Doane
May 2014
The year 2013 brought increased challenges to the Coast Guard as the service sought to balance a declining budget with increasing operational demand. Sequestration and other budget control actions forced ...

Book Reviews

May 2014
Mayday: The Decline of American Naval Supremacy Seth Cropsey. New York: Overlook Duckworth, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc., 2013. 336 pp. Map. Illus. Index. $29.95. Reviewed by Commander T. J. Zerr, ...
U.S. Navy

Professional Notes

May 2014
For Combined Regional Force Allocation, Look Again to NATO Cooperation: Everybody Wins,” then-director of Navy Strategy and Policy Rear Admiral Michael Smith highlighted a disconnect between our current maritime strategic ...
U.S. Navy (Donnie V. Ryan)

U.S. Navy - Counting Warships

By Norman Polmar
May 2014
At times during the past couple of years, U.S. carrier battle groups have been forward deployed for nine- and ten-month periods. Now the Navy plans to “lock in” eight-month deployments. ...
U.S. Navy (G. D. Reynolds)

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
May 2014
On 5 April the U.S. Navy commissioned its newest littoral combat ship into the Fleet. The USS Coronado (LCS-4) is the second of the Independence class to enter service, joining ...
Library of Congress

Lest We Forget - Black Sea Express

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2014
Wanting to get a closer look at Russian activities in the Sea of Azov, an extension of the Black Sea that penetrated Russian territory, Vice Admiral Newton McCully embarked in ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

May 2014
‘Practice is the best of all instructors.’ — Publilius Syrus (c.85–43 BC) The 20-mm gun crew of a PT boat engages in aerial gunnery practice during training maneuvers off Melville, ...