Editor's Page

June 2015
As readers of this journal know, concern has been growing for several years now over the increasing naval capabilities of various peer competitors and the anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) challenges they present ...
U.S. Navy (Gary L. Johnson)

The Missing Link

By Ensign Max Chomic, U.S. Navy
June 2015
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest reball that exploded upward and outward had claimed the lives of eight American servicemen, operating on a mission the world ...
Naval Institute Archives (Sue Sweeney)

Naval Institute Foundation

June 2015
In Appreciation: Betty Carney Taussig Naval Institute Commodore Betty Taussig died in Annapolis on 27 April 2015 at age 94. She was a talented artist and gardener, and a passionate ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Lest We Forget - MSBs on the Long Tau

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2015
For the Americans it was the day after Valentine’s Day, 1967; for the Vietnamese it was the end of the Lunar New Year holiday known as Tet, in the Year ...
Frank Behling

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
June 2015
This spring, Italy placed orders for its ninth and tenth guided-missile frigates of the Carlo Bergamini class. Built under the Franco-Italian FREMM program (Fregata Europee Multi-Missione), the two new warships ...
U.S. Navy (Jayme Pastoric)

Professional Notes

June 2015
So You’re Going to Be Chief of Staff By Captain Paul Stader, Captain Bill Parker, and Captain Cathal O’Connor, U.S. Navy Congratulations. Whether afloat or ashore, you have an opportunity ...

Book Reviews

June 2015
First SEALS: The Untold Story of the Forging of America’s Most Elite Unit Patrick K. O’Donnell. Boston: DaCapo Press, 2014. 288 pp. Ilus. Index. Notes. $25.99. Reviewed by David Mattingly ...
U.S. Navy (Zhiwei Tan)

A Question of Retention

By Ensign Christopher Hein, U.S. Navy
June 2015
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest t for men and 20 percent for women. Based on those numbers, of the 238 people in my class who ...
NASA

Submariners in Space

By Ensign Vigneshwar Manickam, U.S. Navy
June 2015
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest of two Virginia -class submarines every year, with the promise of the Ohio -class ballistic-missile submarine replacement by the mid-2020s. ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Garth Langley)

From War to Peace—and Back

By Second Lieutenant Colton Oviatt, U.S. Marine Corps
June 2015
Commander Willliam Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest Winner aintain high standards in everything we do. Throughout the war years, the Marine Corps saw a relaxation of some ...
U.S. Navy

Advocating Naval Heresy

By Captain R. B. Watts, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
June 2015
In 2015 the Sea Services arrived at an important crossroads. For the first time since 2007, the multiservice A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower (CS-21) was updated, potentially heralding ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

CEO Notes

June 2015
For those who could not attend the Annual Meeting, I am listing the specific award winners who were honored. On behalf of all the Members, I extend our congratulations for ...
U.S. Navy

Crowdsourcing Global Defense

By Lieutenant Commander Timothy P. McGeehanand Commander Douglas T. Wahl, U.S. Navy
June 2015
While the United States remains the world’s sole superpower, the current fiscal and political environment dictates that we pursue innovative solutions to ensure global stability and defense. The United States ...
U.S. Navy (Eric Cotter)

Defeating the Nautical Cheap Shot

By Captain Steve J. Coughlin, U.S. Navy
June 2015
While they haven’t been used recently, the U.S. Navy is still cautious of mines in the Persian Gulf. Even though the Iranian government’s threat of mining the Strait of Hormuz ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

A Shaky Axis

By Lieutenant Commander Kevin M. Moeller, U.S. Navy
June 2015
The critical importance of the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II is probably best summed up by Winston Churchill: The Battle of the Atlantic was the dominating factor ...
U.S. Navy (John Phillip Wagner Jr.)

We Need an Undersea Constellation

By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2015
As the United States works to remain relevant in that part of the world, it falls to the U.S. Navy to operate forward in the Western Pacific littorals. But as ...
U.S. Navy

Submarines: Key to the Offset Strategy

By Rear Admiral W. J. Holland Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2015
. . . key investments in submarines , cyber, next-generation fighter and bomber aircraft, missile defense, and special operations forces—putting a premium on rapidly deployable, self-sustaining platforms that can defeat ...
U.S. Navy (Edward Guttierrez)

Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - Liberate the CRIC!

By Captain Mark D. Dowd, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
June 2015
In 1942, the U.S. Navy turned down Dr. Christian Lambertsen’s Amphibious Respirator Unit, which would later become the Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, or SCUBA. Thank goodness the Office of Strategic ...

Comment & Discussion

June 2015
Operating in an Age of Austerity (See W. Melbourne, pp. 46–51, April 2015 Proceedings ) Lieutenant Commander Mark Swinger, U.S. Navy —Lieutenant Commander Melbourne makes a very good point that ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

June 2015
‘A rat who gnaws at a cat’s tail invites destruction.’ — Chinese Proverb In the wake of the D-Day landings at Normandy on 6 June 1944, artist Mitchell Jamieson depicted ...