Proceedings Magazine - April 2017 Vol. 143/4/1,370

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Faced with threats of terrorist attacks, the United States must harden its ports.



  • Nobody Asked Me But... The Coast Guard Must Adjust its Game
    By Captain Steven Vanderplas, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

    U.S. Coast Guard (Patrick Kelley)

  • Now Hear this... Are There Just a Few Good Men?
    By Kyleanne Hunter

    On 4 March 2017, it was revealed that a secret Facebook group, “Marines United,” had shared thousands of photos of female...

  • Embracing the Dark Battle
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Daniel Stefanus, U.S. Navy
    1st Prize Winner of the General Prize Essay Contest

    The General Prize Essay Contest is funded by Andrew and Barbara Taylor & the Crawford Taylor Foundation.


  • Act On Commander's Intent
    By Captain Dale C. Rielage, U.S. Navy

    2nd Prize Winner of the General Prize Essay Contest

    The General Prize Essay Contest is...

  • Let the Squadrons Decide
    By Commander Gregg Sanders, U.S. Navy

    Naval Aviation needs more flexibility in its Flight Hour Program, with more onus on the squadrons to decide when...

  • Comment and Discussion

    Too Many SWOs per Ship

    (See B. Cordial, pp. 14–17, March 2017 Proceedings)

    The solid solutions offered by Lieutenant Cordial to the human capital problem on surface ships deserve consideration. I agree that new...

  • Promote a Virtuous Insurgency
    By Chad Manifold

    There is a virtuous insurgency growing in the Department of Defense (DOD). It is a quiet fight under the surface of the defense bureaucracy. It is taking place in the spare time of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and...

  • Solve Tomorrow’s Problems Today
    By Captain John Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Building blocks, catalysts, and the correct environment can spark the innovative...
  • Commentary: 76th SecNav Will Lead Resurgence of Naval Forces
    By Philip M. Bilden


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  • Terrorists Attack Port of New York!
    By Captain Joe Skinner, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Faced with threats of terrorist attacks, the United States must harden its ports.

  • All Hands on Deck
    By Lieutenant Commander Sean Plankey, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, Gregory Bernstein, and Reilly Stephens
    Diversify Coast Guard Ops in Central America

  • Hard to Lee: New Naval Priorities for a Multipolar World
    By Commander Benjamin Armstrong, U.S. Navy

    3rd Prize Winner of the General Prize Essay Contest


  • Foreign Drones Complicate Maritime Air Defense
    By Commander Jeremy Vaughan, U.S. Navy

    Lockheed Martin

  • Break Out or Fail
    By Admiral James A. Winnefeld Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)

    U.S. Naval Institute

    If the U.S. military is to maintain its edge in capabilities, it must...

  • "New" Russian Navy: Part 5
    By Norman Polmar


    Most of the shipyards that built the Soviet fleet that challenged the U.S. Navy now are not in Russia, working at less than...

  • CEO Notes

    Our Press Scores High on CNO’s List

    Seventeen books selected for the CNO’s Professional Reading Program are Naval Institute Press titles. And the winners are:

    The Accidental Admiral: A...

  • Editor's Page

    We are honored to publish in this issue the winners of the Naval Institute’s longest running essay competition—the General Prize Essay Contest, launched in 1879 as the Prize Essay Contest. The authors of the first winning essays in...

  • Charting a Course
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    U.S. Navy

    Distributed Lethality: Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

    Naval Surface Forces’ new distributed...

  • From the Deckplates
    By Hospitalman Adrian Fontanez, U.S. Navy

  • Professional Notes

    Hunt Cyber Threats

    By Lieutenant Raymond Dennis, U.S. Navy

    A Quick Intelligence 101 Quiz

    Q: How can an intelligence team help prepare a force for war?

    A: Conduct intelligence preparation of the environment (IPOE...

  • Commentary: Deckplate Leadership Requires Management Competency
    By Fleet Master Chief Paul Kingsbury, U.S. Navy; and Force Master Chief Jon Port, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    U.S. Navy (Laura Hoover)

    Management seems to have become a dirty word, and over the past several decades the...

  • Leadership Forum: Good Leaders Follow Golden Rule
    By Lieutenant Commander William Monk, U.S. Navy Reserve


    The U.S. Sea Services have a strong tradition of character-based leadership founded on...

  • Nobody Asked Me But... Thank You for Your Service
    By Colonel Mark Cancian, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)

    DOD (Michael J. Carden)

  • Book Reviews

    Super Nuke! A Memoir about the Life of a Nuclear Submariner and the

    Contributions of a “Super Nuke”—The USS...

  • World's Coast Guards
    By Jim Dolbow

    Al Jazeera English

    Japan Coast Guard a tool of maritime security

    The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) is a civilian law...

  • Naval Systems
    By Edward J. Walsh

    U.S. NAVY (D. BELL)

    Adding Lethality to LCSs, Frigates

    The Navy is moving toward selection of an over...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    U.S. Navy (J. Lill)

  • Lest We Forget
    By A. Denis Clift

    U.S. Navy / U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archives

    Captain David McCampbell, U.S. Navy, ACE

    With 34...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    Naval Academy 19th Company

    Sponsored Student Memberships: Pass It On!

    One of the Naval Institute Foundation’s...

  • From Our Archives
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    "Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours"...


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