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Editor's Page

October 2016
The nation and the naval profession lost an outstanding Marine, award-winning journalist, and former Proceedings editor-in-chief this past month with the passing of Bob Timberg. Proceedings senior editor Fred Schultz ...
DOD (G. Fawcett)

Temporary Admirals Might Do

By Ryan Peeks
October 2016
On 11 April 1919, Admiral William Sowden Sims—most recently Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, during World War I—became president of the Naval War College and accepted the ...

Naval Institute Foundation

October 2016
Join the Leaders!The Naval Institute is truly grateful for the generosity of all our amazing supporters. Our deepest thanks to the following individuals whose participation thus far in 2016 distinguishes ...
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Lest We Forget - 'Z-Grams' vs. 'Chicken Regs'

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2016
On 1 July 1970, Admiral Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr., was sworn in as the Navy’s 19th Chief of Naval Operations. At age 49, he was the youngest CNO in ...
South Korean Ministry of National Defense

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
October 2016
In early September the Philippines unveiled one of its most ambitious new naval projects with plans to acquire two new HDF-3000 frigates from Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea. Based ...
Data Source: Navy Personnel Command

Professional Notes

October 2016
Busting Myths about the O-4 BoardBy Commander Todd Cimicata, U.S. NavyThe results are in, and the standard array of data has been released to show that, in stark ...

Book Reviews

October 2016
The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its AlliesLieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, U.S. Army (Retired), and Michael Ledeen. New York: St ...

Now Hear This - It's Time for a Cyber Moon Shot

By Vice Admiral Doug Crowder, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Commander David A. Radi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2016
President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 call to put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth was risky. He put an incredibly ambitious stake in the ground ...
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Leadership Forum - My Chief Was Always There

By Rear Admiral Fred L. Ames, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
October 2016
As the new commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau (WHEC-722), I knew endeavoring to understand the needs and gain the perspectives of the Morgenthau’s officers and crew would ...

Planning a Cyberwar

By Martin C. Libicki
October 2016
The trope of the cyber warrior has changed radically. Circa 1999, cyber warriors at the Joint Task Force Computer Network Defense worked under the U.S. Space Command. It seemed like ...

CEO Notes

October 2016
There Will Be Two Maritime Security Dialogue Speakers in OctoberChief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson will participate in the Maritime Security Dialogue series on 3 October at 1000. Admiral ...
Combat Camera Afghanistan (Teddy Wade)

The Navy Undervalues the Liberal Arts

By Midshipman Third Class Jonathan Hebel, U.S. Naval Academy
October 2016
According to the Naval Academy’s website, “At least 65 percent of those graduates commissioned into the U.S. Navy must complete academic majors in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics disciplines.”1 This ...
U.S. Navy (Elizabeth Merriam)

Fleet Practices Are Driving Better Health Care

By Rear Admiral Bruce Gillingham, Lieutenant Joshua Corbridge, and Captain Howard Warner, U.S. Navy; and Captain Curtis Shaub and Lieutenant Commander Dick Hoffmann, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2016
As he has since graduating from surgical training 15 years ago, the orthopedic surgeon stands confidently at the operating table. He has hundreds of successful procedures under his belt but ...

Spark an Intel Revolution

By Lieutenant Andreas Xenachis, U.S. Navy Reserve
October 2016
First Prize Winner - Naval Intelligence Essay Contest Sponsored with the Naval Intelligence Professsionalsoperating environment, understand risks to the status quo, and accurately predict future changes. If the intelligence community ...
Courtesy of Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis

3D Printing Is a Game-Changer

By Captain Matthew Friedell, U.S. Marine Corps
October 2016
In the future, the pace of battle will be set by those who can build the fastest. The thought of printing a machine gun nest or even a hardened structure ...
U.S. Navy (Casey hopkins)

Build Strategic Fast Attack Submarines

By Commander Stephen J. Ilteris, U.S. Navy
October 2016
Strategic nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs)—once considered the savior of the Navy in the late 1950s—now have the potential to destroy it. If forced to fund the next-generation ballistic-missile submarine (SSBN[X]) ...
U.S. Navy / Combat information center on board the USS NormanDy (CG-60)

Give Commanders the Authority

By Lieutenant Commanders Kit de Angelis and Jason Garfield, U.S. Navy
October 2016
After nearly two and a half decades, the United States is facing a return to great competition from near-peer adversaries with advanced military technologies. While our forces are rising to ...

Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Treat LBGT Sailors Fairly

By Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Noah Harvey Ryan Heaton, U.S. Navy
October 2016
“That’s so gay,” is something sailors hear more than ten times a day. Whether people intend to offend homosexuals or not, this and similar comments are indicators of ongoing discrimination ...
U.S. Air Force (Deandre Curtiss)

Comment & Discussion

October 2016
Stop ‘Engagement at all Costs’(See J. Fanell, p. 12, September 2016 Proceedings)Commander J. Michael Dahm, U.S. Navy; Intelligence Officer and former Assistant Naval Attaché to China—Captain Fanell’s call for an ...
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From Our Archive

October 2016
‘Leadership and learning are indispendable to each other.’John F. Kennedy (1917–1963)Crew members of the USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) are depicted in this c. 1896 photograph taken ...

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