Editor's Page

May 2015
Forward. Engaged. Ready. These are the signature words of America’s newly updated maritime strategy, which publicly debuted in March and appeared in our pages last month. That document’s predecessor, A ...

CEO Notes

May 2015
As I reported at the 142nd Annual Meeting on 22 April, the state of the Naval Institute is strong, and we had a banner year in 2014. We keep our ...

Comment & Discussion

May 2015
PCs Are Small Ships with a ‘Big Navy’ Wake (See M. Hipple, D. Follet, and J. Davenport, p. 12, April 2015 Proceedings ) Remo Salta —Ironically, if the Littoral Combat ...
U.S. Navy (Luis R. Chavez Jr.)

Putting CS-21R to Work

By Vice Admiral James G. Foggo and Commander Philip R. Rosi II, U.S. Navy
May 2015
CS-21 ’s success can be measured in its ability to stand the test of time—it has guided our naval forces for eight years running. But much has changed. The market ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Jessica Smith)

A Proactive Defense

By Colonel William J. Nemeth, U.S. Marine Corps
May 2015
As world events unfold, crisis response, security-force assistance, and counterinsurgency will become part of conducting expeditionary combat operations. In the near future, the United States will need forces that can ...
Dreamstime (Eugen Dobric)

Silence on the Net

By Captain Patrick Molenda, U.S. Navy
May 2015
With accelerating advances in information capabilities, some profess that information dominance is not only a critical force multiplier to warfighting, it is warfighting. 1 Such a bold proclamation harkens back ...
U.S. Navy

Breaking the Anti-Access Wall

By Captain Sam J. Tangredi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2015
Defeating an anti-access strategy requires three core capabilities. The first is the ability to neutralize the sensors of the anti-access force (to include the termination of the enemy’s satellites). The ...
U.S. Navy (Ashley Hyatt)

The Small-Craft Advantage

By Lieutenant Michael S. Proctor, U.S. Navy Reserve, and Commander Robert E. Poling, U.S. Navy
May 2015
Over the past seven years, the riverine- and maritime-security squadrons have demonstrated the utility and versatility of a well-trained, combat-oriented small-craft unit on both inland and coastal waterways. In Iraq, ...
U.S. Navy (John Haynes)

Deconstructing Navy Inc.

By Ensign Daniel S. Stefanus, U.S. Navy<p>
May 2015
The 21st-century Navy has taken the inherent efficacy of operational contract support (OCS) over sailors’ labor as a sacred truth. The more services we can contract out, the more “flexible” ...
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum, Hyde Park, New York

Recruit, Reward, Retain

By Lieutenant Commander Brendan R. Stickles, U.S. Navy
May 2015
The 2009 passage of the “Post-9/11 G.I. Bill” continued the tradition of honoring service with opportunities for self-improvement. But after nearly six years, legislative and military leaders need to address ...
U.S, Navy (Joshua Card)

U.S. Navy In Review

By Robert D. Holzer and Scott C. Truver
May 2015
During 2014, at any given time, about 95 ships—one-third of the U.S. Navy—were deployed around the world, fighting adversaries as deadly yet diverse as ISIL and the Ebola virus. They ...
U.S. Navy, Courtesy of Lockheed Martin (Andy Wolfe)

U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapons Development in Review

By Commander Jan C. Jacobs, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
May 2015
The aftermath of sequestration and military budget cuts still echoed through the halls of the Navy and Marine Corps aviation establishment in 2014. With increasing weapon-system costs and decreasing funds ...
John Jackson

U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Lieutenant Colonel John C. Berry Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
May 2015
It was a year of transition, as the Marine Corps’ role in Operation Enduring Freedom ended in 2014. Over the course of the year the Marines continued evolving in their ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Patrick Kelley)

Coast Guard Year In Review

By Joe DiRenzo III and David Boyd
May 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard experienced another exceptionally busy year. There was a change in senior leadership, an ever-increasing set of mission requirements conducted by an aging asset inventory, and an ...

Naval Review Resources

May 2015
Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the May 2015 issue of Proceedings . U.S. Battle Force Changes Compiled by Lieutenant Jim ...

Book Reviews

May 2015
A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare Diana Preston, New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2015. 340 pp. Biblio. Index. Illus. ...
U.S. Navy

Professional Notes

May 2015
Surface Contact Tracking On Board the USS Mahan By Ensign Gregory King, U.S. Navy As a newly trained operations specialist seaman’s apprentice on board my first ship, the USS Emory ...
U.S. Navy (J. Hammond)

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
May 2015
On 31 March the USS Peleliu (LHA-5), the last active Tarawa -class amphibious assault ship, was decommissioned from the U.S. Navy. Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding at Pascagoula, Mississippi, the Peleliu ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

May 2015
‘Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.’ — Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) A U.S. Navy patrol ...