Proceedings Magazine - November 2015 Vol. 141/11/1,353

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Honing the amphibious capabilities of nations in this key region offers enhanced possibilities for partnerships with the United States.

If imitation is the...



  • Editor's Page

    At key points in the U.S. Marine Corps’ storied history, the evolution of the service hinged on pioneering doctrinal overhauls steered by visionary leaders. From Lieutenant Colonel Pete Ellis,...

  • Now Hear this - Admirals (and Generals) For Life
    By Vice Admiral Doug Crowder, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    With a year to go, the United States is already in the throes of the presidential-election season, and the press is duly running daily (if not hourly) stories on the subject. Like most ...

  • From the Deckplates - Culture Beats Scheme
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In August, Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly announced the motto for Team 127, this year’s addition to the storied history of the Fightin’ Irish: “Culture Beats Scheme.” Reaction...

  • Charting A Course - Never Lose Your Temper
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    It seems fair to say that those whose careers have been marked by the greatest success should have much to impart regarding the successful navigation of the rocks and shoals found along any professional ...

  • Making Expeditionary Force 21 Work
    By Major Scott Kinner, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
    A worst-case ‘pre-mortem’ analysis of the Marine Corps’ latest operating concept is the way ‘to avoid failure when failure is not an option.’


  • Two is One, One is None
    By Major Michael E. Clark, U.S. Marine Corps
    There’s a strong case to be made for one more Marine fixed-wing attack aircraft.

    In the capstone concept Expeditionary Force 21 (EF21), the Marine Corps...

  • In-Fighting: A Needed Warfighting Skill
    By Captain Robert C. Rubel, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    The capability of fighting ‘close in’ is an essential art in naval warfare and one that must be mastered.

    In his 2014 General Prize-winning Naval Institute essay, Navy Lieutenant Roger Misso...

  • The Kool-Aid Doesn't Have to Taste Bad
    By Lieutenant Albert J. Perry, U.S. Navy
    For enlisted sailors to buy into orders sent down the chain of command, the messengers—junior officers—must create an environment in which communication is a two-way street.

    Every junior...

  • Learning to Ride Tsunamis
    By Captain Terry Pierce, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    2015 Innovation & Risk: Striking the Right Balance Essay Contest Winner, Sponsored by Engility
    To take advantage of the...
  • Professional Notes

    Leadership Development On Board the Eagle

    By Lieutenant Commander Jeff Janaro, U.S. Coast Guard

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  • CEO Notes

    Our dependence on mobile devices has changed the way we go about our daily routines and fueled our voracious appetite for up-to-the-moment, accurate information. This becomes a huge opportunity for a...

  • Comment & Discussion
  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - Let's Capitalize on our Multicultural Sailors and Marines
    By Ensign Jonathan Panter, U.S. Navy

    I’m a ship driver, so I was shocked to leave the pilothouse for the desert in April 2014. My ship, the USS Bataan (LHD-5), had departed in February for a 5th Fleet deployment with the 22d Marine...

  • 'Amphibiosity' in the Asia-Pacific
    By Colonel Grant Newsham, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
    Honing the amphibious capabilities of nations in this key region offers enhanced possibilities for partnerships with the United States.

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the U.S. Marine Corps...

  • U.S. Marine Corps Resources

    Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the November 2015 issue of Proceedings.


  • Closing the Presence Gap
    By William M. Beasley Jr.
    The U.S. Navy needs a balanced fleet that includes smaller vessels if it is to exercise sea control in East Asian waters.

    On 9 August 1798, following his victory at the Battle of the Nile, a wounded...

  • Book Reviews

    Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace

    Leon E. Panetta with Jim Newton. New York: Penguin, 2014. 512 pp. Illus. Index. Notes. $36.

    Reviewed by John R. Ballard

  • Russian Navy - The World's Oldest . . .
    By Norman Polmar

    News of Russia today tells of massive military intervention in Syria to support the regime of Bashar al-Assad, providing assistance to the rebels for the continuing conflict in eastern Ukraine, the ...

  • Oceans - The World’s Vital Maritime Shortcuts
    By Don Walsh

    The venerable Suez Canal was opened in 1869. A remarkable achievement, it reduced travel distance between Asia and Europe by as much as 4,300 miles. In the post–World War II years the ...

  • World Naval Developments - Putin's Syrian Adventure
    By Norman Friedman

    When he met with President Barack Obama at the United Nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that ISIL in Syria was a menace to the world, and that it had to be destroyed. What he ...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    On 29 September the U.S. Navy decommissioned its last remaining Oliver Hazard Perry–class frigate, the USS Simpson (FFG-56). The 51 Perry-class frigates that entered U.S. service beginning in the 1970s proved...

  • Lest We Forget - 'Terrible, Yet Triumphant'
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Navy Ensign Albert Earnest sat in the cockpit of his brand new Grumman TBF-1 Avenger torpedo bomber, watching ghostly images take shape around him as the sun emerged from the Pacific Ocean. Many of those images...

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    ‘Time spent with cats is never wasted.’
    Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) 


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