In November each year we emphasize Marine content, in part to celebrate the Marine Corps in the anniversary month of its birthday, 10 November 1775. This issue features three
articles and a “Nobody Asked Me, But” by Marine authors. In our special tribute to Veterans Day and service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice, “To Honor the Fallen,” not surprisingly five of the seven contributors are Marines. This issue also includes the Marine General Officer and Senior Enlisted Leadership listings, with photos and organizational information about the service.
In a point-counterpoint section, “Navy Ratings Sail into the Sunset,” two master chiefs and a senior chief take on the controversial decision to change the Navy’s rating system. This move promises to generate a great deal of heat and light over many future issues of Proceedings.
This issue also marks the return of the Coast Guard Essay Contest, sponsored with Huntington Ingalls Industries (HHI) after a ten-year hiatus, with publication of the prize-winning essay, “White Hulls Must Prepare for Gray Zone Challenges,” by Lieutenant Commander Craig Allen Jr., U.S. Coast Guard.