Proceedings Magazine - March 2016 Vol. 142/3/1,357

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To sharpen its asymmetric warfighting edge, the Navy should first examine the promising technologies already in its arsenal.

Naval innovation saved Western...



  • Editor's Page

    The last decade-plus has seen its fair share of controversial weapon-system acquisition programs. Whether the littoral combat ship, the DDG-1000, the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, or the Joint...

  • Now Hear This - Let Talented Officers Opt-In for Early Promotion
    By Captain Ronald R. Shaw Jr., U.S. Navy

    “Talent management” has quickly become a familiar phrase in Navy manpower circles. Under this banner, various working groups in the Pentagon and at Navy Personnel Command ...

  • From the Deckplates - More, Not Less
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The United States continues to be a free and prosperous nation because young men and women volunteer for the honorable and often arduous calling of military service. They need and deserve the ...

  • Charting a Course - Working with Your Chief
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Advice to officers, both junior and senior, is not limited to that which can be gathered from fellow officers. Rather, it is imperative that officers seek out, and carefully listen to, their senior enlisted personnel—their chiefs. It goes...

  • Ahoy from the Zumwalt!
    By Captain James Kirk, U.S. Navy
    ‘The young destroyerman of today is faced with a future full of the promise for adventure and accomplishment beyond compare.’—Captain Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., U.S. Navy, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,...
  • The F-35's New OODA Loop
    By Colonel Matthew G. Kelly, U.S. Marine Corps
    As the dogfighting age gives way to the information age, naval aviation’s cutting-edge stealth fighter is rewriting the John Boyd playbook.

    ‘There is a partly justified criticism that...

  • The Commanders Respond
    As maritime security around the world becomes more intertwined, navies have turned to existing alliances and partnerships as well as ad hoc coalitions to ensure readiness. Proceedings asked the commanders of navies from...
  • Ghana: A Rising Star in the Maritime Domain
    By Lieutenant Commander Onege Maroadi, U.S. Navy
    The African nation has become a model as its security initiatives make inroads in the battle against pirates in the Gulf of Guinea.

    At the Ghana Armed Forces headquarters in the capital, Accra, on 27 March...

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  • CEO Notes

    We recently completed our revised Strategic Plan which defined our objectives for 2016-18. Like the captain of any ship, as CEO I must evaluate how best to deploy the talent we have in support of our...

  • Comment & Discussion
  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - Give Aircrew More Stick Time
    By Lieutenant Kenny O'Loughlin, U.S. Navy

    Listen closely when working with senior enlisted and you’ll likely hear a real sea story of the days when an aircrewman would ride shotgun with the aircraft commander on the way back to the ...

  • Igniting Our 'Greek Fire'
    By Captain Mike Studeman, U.S. Navy
    To sharpen its asymmetric warfighting edge, the Navy should first examine the promising technologies already in its arsenal.

    Naval innovation saved Western civilization. The Byzantine Empire repulsed two...

  • World Navies in Review
    By Eric Wertheim
    Throughout the past year the maritime forces of multiple nations operated on, under, and above the world’s oceans and coastal zones as instruments of national power. From flexing military muscle to helping with humanitarian...
  • 'A Potent One-Two Punch'
    By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Directed-energy weapons and all-electric warships are poised to revolutionize the future fleet.

    The U.S. Navy has never been more vital to America’s security and prosperity. A Cooperative...

  • Book Reviews

    How the War Was Won: Air-Sea Power and Allied Victory in World War II

    Phillips Payson O’Brien. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 640 pp. Index. Illus. Maps. $35.

    Reviewed by Lieutenant...

  • Professional Notes

    Maneuvering a DDG Safely and Tactically

    By Commander Tom Ogden, U.S. Navy

  • Oceans - Stormy Seas Ahead for the Big-Box Boats?
    By Don Walsh

    In the mid-1950s, the advent of a global containerized cargo system forced a complete makeover of the maritime shipping industry. Ships, ports, and infrastructure that supported traditional break-bulk cargo...

  • World Naval Developments - An H-Bomb for the Supreme Leader's Birthday?
    By Norman Friedman

    Early in January North Korea celebrated Kim Jong-Un’s birthday by conducting its fourth nuclear test—this one, it claimed, of a hydrogen bomb. That got considerable attention. Unlike atomic bombs,...

  • Lest We Forget - Neversink
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In 1797, the frigate USS United States was the first American warship to be launched under the naval provisions of the fledgling nation’s new Constitution. Built in time to participate in the...

  • From Our Archive

    ‘I have always been fond of the West African proverb: “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”’
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) 


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