Proceedings Magazine - April 2016 Vol. 142/4/1,358

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It may seem odd to connect a vaunted leader from the age of cannon, cutlass, and sail to modern social media. But look deeper. If the British admiral lived today, he would...


  • Charles de Gaulle Fights ISIS
    Photography by Francois Guenet

    On 23 November 2015, the French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, operating in the Persian Gulf, launched her first air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In early December, Rear Admiral Rene-Jean Crignola,...

  • Now Hear This - 'Misnavigation' or Spoofing?
    By Captain Dana A. Goward, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

    On 12 January, images of two U.S. Navy boat crews captured by Iran competed in the media with those of President Barack Obama at the State of the Union address. Anonymous government officials ...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - #SavetheSkirt
    By Lieutenant Allison Scott, U.S. Navy

    When a coworker told me that skirts had been banned from the U.S. Naval Academy’s commissioning ceremony, I laughed. I replied that there was no way the Academy would force ...

  • Charting A Course - To Drink, or Not to Drink?
    By Kevin Eyer

    In his iconoclastic book, My View From The Bridge Wing (Create Space, 2015) Captain Alan E. Eschbach, U.S. Navy (Retired), discusses topics ranging from suicide (and his personal struggles with that...

  • Twilight of Manned Flight?
    By Commander Brendan Stickles, U.S. Navy
    The writing is on the wall: The next century of carrier aviation will be one of continued relevance, but considerably different composition.

    Second Prize, General Prize...

  • Innocent Until Investigated
    By Commander J. Michael Dahm, U.S. Navy
    The secretive proceedings that ruined an officer’s career demonstrate that when the Navy only pursues justice for some, it abandons its principles of fairness for all.

    Headlines report that military...

  • Bunker Burst White Paper

    Please click here to download a pdf of the Bunker Burst White Paper.

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  • Editor's Page

    As anyone who knows Proceedings can tell you, this is a contributor-driven publication. The members of the professional staff do not write the content of the publication. Instead, we work with...

  • CEO Notes
    Peter H. Daly, VADM, USN (Ret.)

    Annual Meeting

    The U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting takes place on Thursday, 28 April 2016, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. The meeting will start at 1530 and...

  • Comment & Discussion

    Maneuvering a DDG Safely and Tactically

    (See T. Ogden, pp. 80–82, March 2016 Proceedings)

  • From the Deckplates - Best Practices Evolve from Open Discussion
    By Petty Officer Second Class Eric Richard Egana, U.S. Navy

    While being trained at my first command in the Navy, I noticed something unusual right away.

  • @AdmNelson
    By Lieutenant Commander Jared M. Wilhelm, U.S. Navy
    It may seem odd to connect a vaunted leader from the age of cannon, cutlass, and sail to modern social media. But look deeper. If the British admiral lived today, he would eagerly use Twitter and insist that his...
  • What Makes the CPO Mess Tick
    By Fleet Master Chief Petty Officer Paul Kingsbury, U.S. Navy
    Is current criticism of the Chief Petty Officers’ Mess warranted? Some is; most is not.

    Third Prize, General Prize Essay Contest

    On the 100th anniversary of...

  • 'All Manner of Contingencies'
    An Interview with General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, Royal Army
    USNI News Editor Sam LaGrone spoke recently about a number of global issues with the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

    Proceedings: During his confirmation hearing, the...

  • Innovation Is Initiative
    By Lieutenant Roger Misso, U.S. Navy
    To maximize its potential in belt-tightening times, the Navy needs Innovative Petty Officers who are agile and adaptable.

    It is often said that the best teams are more than the sum of their parts. In an...

  • A South China Sea Game Changer?
    By Captain Tuan Pham, U.S. Navy
    A ruling is about to come down from the Hague on the simmering sovereignty dispute between the Philippines and China; all regional players have a stake in the outcome.

    The world anxiously waits for the International...

  • Special Report - The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum Strikes Again
    By Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Kohlmann, U.S. Navy Reserve<p>

    The power of innovation lies not in mere ideas or words, but action. Innovation has an impact only when men and women who have no special rank or title see a problem and run toward a solution, spending their own spare time and money to solve...

  • Special - Bunker Burst: Innovation Unleashed

    The ideas were flying and the brainstorming was abundant at the inaugural “Bunker Burst” Innovation Workshop, held at the San Diego Convention Center on 16 February. Presented by the U.S. Naval Institute and Bunker Labs with the...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - Fatigue Threatens SAR Operations
    By Captain Stephen Chamberlin (Retired), Captain Sean Carroll, and Commander Leanne Lusk, U.S. Coast Guard

    Following a series of search-and-rescue (SAR) operations in the past decade that ended tragically, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation challenged the service to ...

  • Book Reviews

    Tarnished: Toxic Leadership in the U.S. Military

    George E. Reed. Sterling, VA: Potomac Books, 2015. 203 pp. Index. Notes. $26.50.

    Reviewed by Major Nicholas Bugajski, U.S. Army

  • Leadership Forum - #Leadership (Hashtag Leadership)
    By Captain Rafiel Deon Warfield, U.S. Marine Corps

    Generation Y (those born between 1980 and 2000) comprises the junior officer ranks currently serving in the naval services. Collectively, they are referred to as “millennials.” They have grown up...

  • Professional Notes

    Give Sailors the Tools to Fix Things

    By Captain Robert W. Bodvake and Lieutenant Todd Coursey, U.S. Navy

    Industry is quickly producing manufacturing software, tools, and techniques that can improve the material...

  • Naval Systems - Tomahawk Seeker Demo'd for 'Distributed Lethality'
    By Edward J. Walsh

    Raytheon Missile Systems engineers are evaluating potential modifications to an active seeker array that, based on successful flight-testing last December, enables the long-range Tomahawk ...

  • World Naval Developments - Ever-Smarter Software = Ever-Greater Missile Versatility
    By Norman Friedman

    In February, Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter announced that the U.S. Navy would soon field a version of the SM-6 antiaircraft missile as a supersonic (Mach 3.5) antiship weapon. The SM-6 differs from...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    On 25 February the Australian government released its latest defense white paper and long-range investment plan, which placed a high priority on naval expansion and acquisition programs that facilitate submarine and antisubmarine operations far...

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

    During the hotly contested struggle for the Solomon Islands during World War II, while Japanese and U.S.

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    In His Own Words: Gregory E. Glaros

    I first became aware of the Naval Institute as a midshipman at the Naval Academy in 1982. I joined shortly after graduating and have remained a member. It is always good to have an intellectual...

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    ‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.’

    Winston Churchill (1874–1965)


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