Proceedings Magazine - May 2016 Vol. 142/5/1,359

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One of the best examples of how innovation works militarily lies in the way the Navy overhauled its approach to submarine warfare in the Pacific during World War II....


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    What is the formula for innovation, and more important, how do we sustain it? It comes down to being good in three dimensions: technology, human capital, and capital investment.

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    As the Department of Defense and the military...

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    Once we entered the clan’s dead zone we lost all comms and our direct link with the rest of the fire team. No choice, though—we couldn’t lose the target. I could swear my two FireLance ’bots hesitated right before they...

  • Now Hear This - It's Time to Push Rotary Manned-Unmanned Teaming
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    Every Marine learns that the purpose of the Marine Corps Infantry is to “locate, close with, and destroy the enemy.” The infantry is the core of the Corps; it is the heart that all other occupational...

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    By Lieutenant Colonel Frank G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
    One of the best examples of how innovation works militarily lies in the way the Navy overhauled its approach to submarine warfare in the Pacific during World War II.

    Looking back after World War II, many...

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    Admiral Sir John...

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    It was just another day in the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John M. Richardson recounted in testimony before the House Subcommittee on Appropriations in March of this year. On 27 October 2015:...

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    For the Marine Corps, 2015 was a year focused on providing combatant commanders with the right force in the right place at the right time in the changing global environment often referred to as the “New...

  • Coast Guard Year in Review
    By Joe DiRenzo III and David Boyd

    In 2015 the Coast Guard proudly completed its 225th year in service to the nation as a premier maritime force.

  • U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapons Development in Review
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    Naval aviation’s greatest achievement during the past year may not be the advancement in its platforms, although increasing stability in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Gerald R. Ford (CVN-70)-...

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    By Lieutenant Rolando Machado Jr., U.S. Navy

    What do you think of when a man you barely know hugs you? During Plebe Summer 2005, I remember the excitement and enthusiasm I felt on completion of the zodiac ...

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    The expansive effort to rid our service of failure has unintended consequences that detract from performance and character. Specifically, a fear of failure projected across the force robs leaders of the opportunity to teach service members how to...

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