Editor's Page

November 2014
O n 17 October, General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. became the 36th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. He takes the reins at a critical time for the Corps as ...

CEO Notes

November 2014
On 18 September, the Naval Institute dedicated the Vice Admiral William D. Houser–Battle of Midway Terrace at Beach Hall. We had a wonderful turnout for the event, including Vice Admiral ...

Comment and Discussion

November 2014
Masters or Jacks? (See H. Stephenson, pp. 58–63, October 2014 Proceedings ) Vice Admiral Ted N. Branch, U.S. Navy, Director of Naval Intelligence/Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Rome M. Lazarus)

A 'Custom-Built' Corps

By Major Scott Kinner, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2014
Following the sinking of the USS Maine on 15 February 1898, Colonel Charles Heywood, Commandant of the Marine Corps, ordered Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. Huntington, Commander of the Marine Barracks, ...
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Where Sea Meets Land

By Major Robert S. Bunn, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2014
The littorals continue to be the subject of much thought-provoking discussion regarding worldwide social trends, global economics, and military operations in general. This subject naturally extends to irregular warfare, of ...
U.S. Navy (Carlos M. Vazquez)

A Fleet for the Unmanned Era

By Lieutenant Colonel J. Noel Williams, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2014
Despite increasingly troubling technological and geopolitical trends, budget constraints continue to stifle the U.S. Navy’s institutional thinking regarding a Fleet redesign that would best address these emerging security challenges. But ...
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The Intellectual Warrior

By Earl J. Catagnus Jr.
November 2014
General Alfred M. Gray Jr., the 29th Commandant, has attained iconic status within the Marine Corps. After serving as an enlisted sergeant during the Korean War, becoming an officer, and ...
Royal Danish Navy

The Case for an Expeditionary Frigate

By Captain Gordan E. Van Hook, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2014
Growing dissatisfaction from within the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense (DOD) over the lethality and survivability of the two current littoral combat ship (LCS) designs has led Secretary of ...

U.S. Marine Corps Resources

November 2014
Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the November 2014 issue of Proceedings . References U.S. Marine Corps Flag Officers & Senior ...
U.S. Navy (Ryan Mayes)

It's Not So Easy Being Green

By Commander James A. Corlett, U.S. Navy
November 2014
On 26 January 2012, while visiting Buckley Air Force Base near Denver, Colorado, President Barack Obama lauded the Department of Defense for its leading role in energy conservation. The President’s ...
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Operation Forager

By Lieutenant Colonel James A. Finlayson, U.S. Air Force, Commander Jason M. Gustin, U.S. Navy, and Major Timothy M. Gibbons, U.S. Army
November 2014
The Pacific theater of World War II witnessed the introduction of a number of new joint operational concepts providing lasting lessons to today’s warfighter. At the Battle of Midway, carrier-based ...
U.S. Navy (Diana Quinlan)

Island Chains and Naval Classics

By Captain Bernard D. Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2014
“Maritime strategy” is best defined in general terms, perhaps nothing more specific than “matching necessary resources with attaining national maritime goals.” In fact, Admiral J. C. Wylie denigrated the concept ...

Book Reviews

November 2014
China’s Naval Power: An Offensive Realist Approach Yves-Heng Lim. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. 165 pp. Notes. References. Index. $113.95. Reviewed by Captain Carl Otis Schuster, USN (Retired) China’s increasing ...
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Professional Notes

November 2014
Driverless Vehicles for the Marines By Colonel Bill Siuru, U.S. Air Force (Retired) e the civilian market has driverless cars, the technology for military vehicles is already mature and in ...
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U.S. Navy - The Potential Budget-Buster

By Norman Polmar
November 2014
Today some 50 percent of the U.S. strategic nuclear warheads are in the Navy’s 14 nuclear-propelled submarines of the Ohio class. In the near future that number could increase to ...
DVIDS

Oceans - Flying Dolphins—Literally

By Don Walsh
November 2014
Every year hundreds of marine mammals are transported by air. This is done for a variety of purposes. While removal from their home environments and transporting is stressful for the ...
Dave Cullen

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
November 2014
On 28 August the Royal Navy decommissioned the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious . The 20,000-ton, 689-foot ship was the final survivor of three British Invincible -class vertical/short takeoff-and-landing carriers ordered ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Lest We Forget - Presence

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2014
The following is an entry in a personal journal—called “The Log” by its author—kept by a young ensign serving as Assistant G-Division Officer in the carrier USS Independence (CVA-62), deployed ...
Naval Institute Archives

Naval Institute Foundation

November 2014
Our Deepest Thanks In this month of Thanksgiving, we salute a supporter whose generosity has greatly strengthened the Naval Institute. Vice Admiral William D. Houser, USN (Ret.) For nearly four ...
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From Our Archive

November 2014
‘Then join in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.’ — John Dickinson (1732–1808) Arrival of the American Fleet at Scapa Flow, 7 December 1917 ...