Editor's Page

August 2015
The strength of the Naval Institute’s open forum has always been its contributors, those who accepted the challenge to read, think, speak, and write. Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs ...
Marine Corps History Division

CEO Notes

August 2015
Many Members have recently spoken to me about the particularly important moment in which we find ourselves. Without getting too philosophical, there is a pervasive sentiment that now that our ...

Comment & Discussion

August 2015
Advocating Naval Heresy(See R. B. Watts, pp. 48–53, June 2015 Proceedings)Lieutenant (junior grade) Carlos R. Rosende, U.S. Navy—Captain Watts is correct in proposing unconventional thinking and in ...
U.S. Navy (Scott Barnes)

From the Deckplates - Evident and Exhaustive

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2015
A recent Navy Times article examined disturbing advancement data for sailors assigned to the decommissioning crew of the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) (“Big E Sailors See Few Promotions, Many Failures” by ...
Admiral Winnefeld salutes during National POW/MIA Day

'You Have to Be a Good Thinker'

An Interview with Admiral James A. Winnefeld Jr., U.S. Navy
August 2015
From NROTC midshipman to Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, this officer read, thought, spoke, and wrote.
U.S. Air Force (Christopher Hubenthal)

Better Than When They Came

By Lieutenant Edward Wright, U.S. Navy
August 2015
Veteran unemployment has been a longtime concern for the military and public alike, especially after the 1973 transition to an all-volunteer force. According to the Department of Labor, the overall ...
Painting by Patrick O’Brien; U.S. Coast Guard Collection

The Demise of the Cutterman

By Lieutenant Commander Brian Smicklas, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard has dramatically changed since Alexander Hamilton first floated the concept of the Revenue Cutter Service in the Federalist Papers. Since then, from Aztec shores to ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Douglas Vankampen)

Bring on the New Workhorses

By Commander Jay Caputo, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2015
Since the earliest days of the American republic, a small investment in coastal cutters has always provided a tremendous value and service to ensure national economic security. One suspects both ...

The '85 Percent Solution'

By Scott C. Truver
August 2015
The recent sharpening focus on climate change and the Arctic has revealed geographical and temporal dimensions: Greater areas of the region are now ice-free for longer periods of time during ...

U.S. Coast Guard Resources

August 2015
Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the August 2015 issue of Proceedings.ReferencesU.S. Coast Guard Flag Officers & Senior ...
U.S. Navy (Bryan Mai)

On Becoming CAG

By Lieutenant Roger Misso, Lieutenant Victor Allen, and Lieutenant Victoria Marum, U.S. Navy
August 2015
As one considers naval aviation in the 21st century, a disturbing trend emerges: More than half of all career carrier aviators are denied the opportunity to command a carrier air ...
U.S. Navy (Karen E. Cozza)

Restore the Culture of Command

By Lieutenant Barry Scott, U.S. Navy
August 2015
The U.S. Navy is an institution steeped in tradition. One of its most romanticized notions—and defining characteristics as a warfighting organization—is its heritage of a culture of command. In his ...
U.S. Navy (Adam Austin)

Updating the Joint Information Environment

By Lieutenant Jeffrey B. Hunter, U.S. Navy
August 2015
General Martin Dempsey’s initiative to create the Joint Information Environment (JIE) is rooted in the recognition that the pace of warfare in the 21st century is accelerating so quickly that ...

Book Reviews

August 2015
The Last Warrior: Andrew Marshall and the Shaping of Modern American Defense StrategyAndrew Krepinevich and Barry Watts. New York: Basic Books, 2015. 305 pp. Index. Notes. Illus. $29.99.Reviewed ...
U.S. Coast Guard

Professional Notes

By Commander William Woityra, Captain Lawson Brigham (Retired), and Commander Michael Davanzo, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2015
Domestic Icebreaking Lessons for the Arctic Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft noted in 2014 that his service is facing immediate demand for increased organizational presence in the U.S. maritime ...
Huntington Ingalls Industries

U.S. Navy - Can We Afford the Fleet?

By Norman Polmar
August 2015
In Congress, the Pentagon, various federal budget offices, and defense-study organizations, the question often being asked is: How do we pay for the future fleet being proposed by the Navy ...
Indian Navy

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
August 2015
This past spring India launched the Visakhapatnam, first of a new class of Project 15B guided-missile destroyers. She is being built domestically in Mumbai by the shipyard Mazagaon Dock ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Lest We Forget - ‘Firepower for Freedom’

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2015
In the early morning of 22 February 1969, a radio call from a Marine outpost just south of the so-called “demilitarized zone” in Vietnam calmly but urgently requested assistance. Steaming ...
U.S. Navy (Mike James)

Naval Institute Foundation

August 2015
In His Own Words: Gordon R. EnglandI decided to be more involved with the Naval Institute because it provides a very valuable service to the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

August 2015
‘For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”But it’s “Saviour of ’is country” when the guns begin to shoot’Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)The crew ...

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