Editor's Page

November 2015
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, Lieutenant ...

CEO Notes

November 2015
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 ...

Comment & Discussion

November 2015
Cuba, the Coast Guard, and Chaos(See B. Smicklas, pp. 18–22, October 2015 Proceedings)Lieutenant Nick Monacelli, U.S. Coast Guard—Though I agree with Lieutenant Commander Smicklas’ view that ...
U.S. Navy (Patrick Dionne)

From the Deckplates - Culture Beats Scheme

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2015
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 ...
U.S. Navy (Eric Dietrich)

Charting A Course - Never Lose Your Temper

By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2015
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 ...
U.S. Marine Corps History Division

Making Expeditionary Force 21 Work

By Major Scott Kinner, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2015
Like its predecessors, it also risks failure.It does so because change, especially change on a scale envisioned by EF21, demands that organizations identify and recognize a problem set, have ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Jorge A. Dimmer)

Two is One, One is None

By Major Michael E. Clark, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2015
The Marine Corps should purchase 94 Embraer A-29 Super Tucanos and 53 fewer F-35Bs to ensure it has a more lethal, expeditionary, economical, and scalable FW attack-aircraft community. The more ...
U.S. Navy (Vladimir Ramos)

'Amphibiosity' in the Asia-Pacific

By Colonel Grant Newsham, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
November 2015
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the U.S. Marine Corps should be feeling good. Over the past five years, interest in developing “Marine-like” capabilities has expanded throughout the ...

U.S. Marine Corps Resources

November 2015
Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the November 2015 issue of Proceedings.ReferencesU.S. Marine Corps Flag Officers & Senior ...
U.S. Navy

In-Fighting: A Needed Warfighting Skill

By Captain Robert C. Rubel, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2015
In his 2014 General Prize-winning Naval Institute essay, Navy Lieutenant Roger Misso argued that the wholesale adoption of beyond-visual-range (BVR) technology has produced an overly cautious officer corps.1 However, the ...
U.S. Navy (Joe Bishop)

Closing the Presence Gap

By William M. Beasley Jr.
November 2015
On 9 August 1798, following his victory at the Battle of the Nile, a wounded Horatio Nelson wrote: “Was I to die today this moment, ‘Want of frigates’ would be ...
U.S. Navy (Irwin Sampaga)

The Kool-Aid Doesn't Have to Taste Bad

By Lieutenant Albert J. Perry, U.S. Navy
November 2015
Every junior officer has heard these phrases at least once. “You don’t actually believe that, do you?” “You’re just saying that because it’s what the CO wants.” “Okay buddy, keep ...
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Learning to Ride Tsunamis

By Captain Terry Pierce, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2015
To take advantage of the rapid pace of tech innovation, the Sea Services should establish a permanent presence near Silicon Valley.The Sea Services have a storied history of being ...
Leon E. Panetta with Jim Newton

Book Reviews

November 2015
Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and PeaceLeon E. Panetta with Jim Newton. New York: Penguin, 2014. 512 pp. Illus. Index. Notes. $36.Reviewed by John R. ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Lauren Jorgensen)

Professional Notes

November 2015
Leadership Development On Board the EagleBy Lieutenant Commander Jeff Janaro, U.S. Coast GuardLeadership is a skill that must be practiced regularly to gain and maintain proficiency. Participating in ...
U.S. Navy

Russian Navy - The World's Oldest . . .

By Norman Polmar
November 2015
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, ...
U.S. Navy (A. Hays)

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
November 2015
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 ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Lest We Forget - 'Terrible, Yet Triumphant'

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2015
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 ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

November 2015
‘Time spent with cats is never wasted.’Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) Marines, despite their warrior ethos, are compassionate even in the most desperate of times. Motion picture cameraman Staff Sergeant (later ...