Comment & Discussion

September 2015
Restore the Culture of Command (See B. Scott, pp. 58–63, August 2015 Proceedings ) Captain Peter Pagano, U.S. Navy, Executive Officer, Tactical Training Group Atlantic —Should the Navy restore the ...
U.S. Navy

The Moral Component of Leadership

By Admiral Jonathan Greenert, U.S. Navy
September 2015
We live in violent, uncertain, and complex times. The future is unpredictable. The only certainty is change, and its pace is relentless. While we face these conditions both locally and ...
U.S. Navy (Joshua Davies)

The Age of Unmanned Systems

By Rear Admiral Mark Darrah, U.S. Navy
September 2015
UAS must be fully integrated into the Navy’s fleet to enhance our ability to provide all-domain access. Long before unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) entered the naval-aviation arena, another revolutionary change ...
U.S. Navy (Huey D. Younger jr.)

An Expeditionary 'Thoroughbred'

By Lieutenant Andrew Roscoe, U.S. Navy
September 2015
In this era of tightening defense budgets and limited assets, the U.S. Navy is forced to think of ways it can use available resources to achieve more efficient operations. The ...
Air National Guard (Michael Quiboloy)

Unmanned Ethics

By Ensign Samuel S. Lacinski, U.S. Navy
September 2015
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has presented a complex and difficult array of dilemmas to military and political leadership. These systems bring a myriad of capabilities that are ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Christopher Yaw)

Think Smaller, Think Smarter

By Lieutenant Commander Kevin Duffy, U.S. Coast Guard
September 2015
Early on in the film adaptation of Richard McKenna’s novel The Sand Pebbles , an experienced missionary named Jameson explains his opinion of the American sailors stationed in China in ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Guerrillas of the Sea

By Lieutenant John Goff, U.S. Navy
September 2015
Small combatants have always existed in America’s Navy; from the gunboats of the Revolutionary War to the patrol craft (PCs) standing watch in the Arabian Gulf, they have allowed larger ...
Kelly Oaks

Fly the U.N. Pennant Over East Asian Waters

By Commander Jeremy Thompson, U.S. Navy
September 2015
Sea disputes are vexing phenomena for sailors and statesmen who subscribe to a worldview based on political realism. On one hand, such disputes are readily understood by the Bismarcks of ...
U.S. Navy

Professional notes

September 2015
Successfully Integrating Ops, Intel, and Cryptology By Rear Admiral (Select) Cathal O’Connor, Lieutenant Commander Wolf Melbourne, and Lieutenant Commander Chad Layfield, U.S. Navy There are many challenges in coordinating and ...
CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe

Now Hear This - Engage, Interact, Deter

By Lieutenant Commander David C. Sandomir, U.S. Navy
September 2015
China’s growing sea services and anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities pose complex challenges. Senior U.S. Navy leaders are working with industry to provide surface warriors the tools needed for “offensive sea control” ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

September 2015
‘The first in glory, as the first in place.’ Alexander Pope (1688–1744) Alexander Pope (1688–1744) The two-star fuselage placard and wing-strut pennant signify that this Loening OL-8, BuNo A-7847, is ...
U.S. Navy

Data and Design

By Lieutenant (junior grade) Benjamin Morris, U.S. Navy
September 2015
For those with Facebook accounts, try the following experiment: Open the web browser on your computer and start a chat message. Then, open the “Messenger” app on your smartphone and ...
U.S. Navy (Nathan Wilkes)

Lest We Forget - High Jinks and Heritage

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2015
Every spring, crowds gather in front of the U.S. Naval Academy chapel to watch members of that academic year’s plebe class attempt to climb a 21-foot-tall gray granite obelisk that ...

Book Reviews

September 2015
The Indian Ocean and US Grand Strategy: Ensuring Access and Promoting Security Peter Dombrowski and Andrew C. Winner, eds. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2014. 223 pp. Notes. $29.95. Reviewed ...

Editor's Page

Paul Merzlak, Editor-in-Chief
September 2015
From the beginning of his tenure as Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert has been an active participant in our open forum. Starting with his December 2011 article “Navy ...
U.S. Navy (Justin Wolpert)

From the Deckplates - Wheresoe’er They Go

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2015
There is no combat force in the world more powerful than the combined U.S. Navy-Marine Corps team. That team was shocked and saddened when a homegrown Islamic terrorist attacked a ...
Jaroslaw Cislak

Combat Fleets

Eric Wertheim
September 2015
On 2 July the Polish patrol ship Slazak was relaunched at a shipyard in Gdynia following nearly 15 years of construction. Laid down in the fall of 2001, she was ...

CEO Notes

Peter H. Daly, VADM, USN (Ret.)
September 2015
The Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academy Museum have enjoyed a close relationship through the years. An important highlight occurred in the late 1930s when the Academy made the ...
U.S. Air Force (Dennis Sloan)

When Cheating Becomes Normal

By Command Master Chief Paul Kingsbury, U.S. Navy
September 2015
The Naval Nuclear Power Program (NNPP) has an envious safety record (including statistics on miles steamed, etc.). The Safety Management System (SMS) appears sound and serves as a model for ...