Editor's Page

August 2016
Beginning in October 1989, when the Coast Guard was preparing to celebrate its bicentennial the following year, Proceedings has provided extra coverage of the nation’s third Sea Service in one ...
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CEO Notes

August 2016
Great Patriot & Friend Passes Over the Independence Day weekend, the United States lost one of its great patriots, Jack Crawford Taylor of St. Louis, Missouri. History looks much different ...
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Comment & Discussion

August 2016
LCS Delivers (See S. H. Swift, pp. 34–38, July 2016 Proceedings) Remo Salta—The Pentagon and the Navy have invested so much time, effort, and money in the Littoral Combat Ship ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Ashley J. Johnson)

From the Deckplates - No Border, No Nation

By Maritime Enforcement Chief Petty Officer Kurt Yockel, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2016
Europe currently faces a massive migrant and refugee influx not seen since World War II. Europeans have witnessed the flow of more than 1 million immigrants and have seen the ...
U.S. Navy (Charles White)

Charting A Course - Who Watches the Watchmen?

By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2016
In the U.S. 5th Fleet, perhaps the most important attribute for any commander is forbearance. The Persian Gulf is a powder keg, and the last thing needed are commanders leaning ...
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Go to '27-Section Duty'

By Captain John Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2016
Welcome to a new approach to in-port maintenance that improves shipboard morale and performance.
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Fight Terrorism with a Time-Proven Approach

By Vice Admiral Colin J. Kilrain, U.S. Navy
August 2016
There is a global security crisis that, despite considerable international attention, is only getting worse. Since 2015, more than 20,000 men, women, and children, many of them self-radicalized over the ...
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Disrupt or Be Disrupted

By Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Tlapa, U.S. Marine Corps
August 2016
War is a competitive, adaptive, nonlinear endeavor. Any military organization incapable of innovation will perish. in it. However, our military’s current culture—beholden to tradition, obedience, and orthodoxy—poses huge impediments to ...
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Sustain Operational Crews & Support

By Captain Gregory Stump, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2016
The United States’ deficit shrank from approximately $1.1 trillion in Fiscal Year 2012 to $439 billion in FY 15, as interest rates remained low. 1 That’s the upside. However, annual ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Grant Devuyst)

R&D Center Delivers Big Punch

By Captain Dennis Evans, Lieutenant Commander Samuel Nassar, and Lieutenant Keely Higbie, U.S. Coast Guard, and Joe DiRenzo III
August 2016
Discussions on research and development (R&D) can vary based on the audience. Some may think of modern tech startups that research app development or new ways to engage across social ...
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A Century in the Air

By Paul Stillwell
August 2016
Even before it became the Coast Guard, one of the service’s predecessor organizations was fostering the development of aviation in the United States. In 1900, Ohio’s Wright brothers, Orville and ...

U.S. Coast Guard Resources

August 2016
Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the August 2016 issue of Proceedings . References U.S. Coast Guard Flag Officers & Senior ...
U.S. Navy (Nathan Burke)

1941 Asiatic Fleet Offers Strategic Lessons

By Hunter Stires
August 2016
“Air-Sea Battle.” What comes to mind when you hear that dashing phrase? How about its ungainly replacement, “Joint Concept for Access and Maneuver in the Global Commons”? Some might envision ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Henry G. Dunphy)

Leadership Forum - Create and Value Early Commands

By Lieutenant Alan Cummings, U.S. Navy
August 2016
Seek command “Early and Often,” the surface community advises its junior officers. 1 Yet the surface Navy’s reliance on expensive, sophisticated, multimission platforms has left it with few opportunities for ...

Book Reviews

August 2016
Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War Fred Kaplan. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. 352 pp. Notes. Index. $28.00. Reviewed by Chris Demchak Fred Kaplan’s Dark Territory may ...
U.S. Navy (Joshua Scott)

Professional Notes

August 2016
The Coastal Riverine Community Needs Attention By Lieutenant Ryan C. Law, U.S. Navy Coastal riverine forces have been an important U.S. military asset since Operation Market Time—a joint U.S. Navy ...
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Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
August 2016
On 12 May the first of two planned Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense (BMD) sites was certified as operational at Deveselu, Romania, by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet. Aegis ...
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Lest We Forget - In Love and War

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2016
The role of the Navy spouse often is legitimately touted as a vital component to a sailor’s success. For most, it is a matter of “keeping the home fires burning” ...
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Naval Institute Foundation

August 2016
In His Own Words: Ali Wambold I first became involved with the Naval Institute through a former Institute Board member and business associate who knew of my father’s career as ...