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  • Master Chiefs must be strong, ethical leaders.
    Ethics Matter for Master Chiefs
    By Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith, U.S. Navy

    For all in the Navy, character and ethics define who we are and how we represent the service. For new chief petty officers, ethics and character are...

  • Mahan Rules
    By Dr. James R. Holmes and Commander Kevin J. Delamer, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Potential U.S. adversaries are studying the ideas of the great maritime...
  • Comment and Discussion

    Are There Just A Few Good Men?

    See K. Hunter, p. 10, April 2017 Proceedings)


  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T . . . the PLA Navy
    By Captain James Fanell, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Photo credit: SinoDefence

    Recent statements from a former and a current senior Navy official reminded me of the 1967 Aretha Franklin classic...

  • Coast Guard Partners with Philippine Navy
    By Lieutenant Tom Baker, U.S. Coast Guard

    The United States transferred the decommissioned 378-foot Boutwell (WHEC-719) to the Philippine Navy on 21 July 2016 in Alameda, California....

  • NATO Isn’t “Obsolete” — But It’s Not Ready
    By F. G. Hoffman

  • The President, the Pentagon, and the People
    By Captain Sean R. Liedman and Commander Daniel Dolan, U.S. Navy (Retired)


    Question: If the United States were to face a major foreign crisis (such as a NATO Article 5...

  • Bring Back the Nuclear Tomahawks
    by Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Dr. James N. Miller

    The West has been frustrated since 2012 over Russia’s decision to violate the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty by...

  • Officers: Keep Politics Off Social Media
    By Lieutenant Steven R. Moffitt, U.S. Navy

    Impassioned public discourse is the hallmark of a healthy republic and should be encouraged among U.S. civilians. For our nation’s...

  • The Influence of Sea Power Still Plays
    Rear Admiral Terry McKnight, U.S. Navy (Retired)


  • Bring High-Velocity Learning to Information Warfare
    Lieutenant Commander C. Randolph Whipps, U.S. Navy

  • Overreacting to Tweets Undermines U.S. Message
    By Captain William J. Toti, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Recently much has been said about “tweet wisdom,” the appropriateness of certain presidential musings, what was said, what should...

  • Plane Guard Helos Can Do More
    Lieutenant Ben “Butters” Foster, U.S. Navy

    Thousands of hours are flown by helicopters each year to provide plane guard search-and-rescue airborne alert for fixed-wing...

  • Build Human-Machine Dream Teams
    By Captain Dale Rielage, U.S. Navy

  • New Cold War at Sea Is Brewing
    Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired)


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  • Charting a Course—Depression, Anxiety, and Anger Are Treatable
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Depression, Anxiety, and Anger Are Treatable

    When I was a kid, we didn’t have restless leg syndrome, dry-eye syndrome, acid reflux disease, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Autism was not listed in the Diagnostic and...

  • Commentary—The Webb Controversy: What’s Right?
    By William Brooks III

  • Can We Make the Global Network of Navies Work?
    By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    U.S. Navy (Declan Barnes)

  • Disrupt the Spectrum With AI
    By Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Vandervelde, U.S. Navy (Retired)<p>

    Emerging & Disruptive Technology Essay Contest Winner / Sponsored with Leidos...

  • Keep Tanks with the MEU
    By Captain Martin F. Wetterauer IV, U.S. Marine Corps<p>

    General James N. Mattis Professional Writing Award

    Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) tanks raise the lethality and...

  • We Must Change How We Name Ships
    By James Young

    Marshall Johnson Jr. ca. 1896
    The new system should honor heroes and commemorate historical and...

  • The U.S. Navy in Review
    By Robert D. Holzer and Dr. Scott C. Truver

    U.S. Navy (Michael Bevan)

  • U.S. Marine Corps in Review
    By Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hammond III, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    U.S. Marine Corps (Peter Berardi)

    “We will make the force ready for today, but also prepared for tomorrow by...

  • U.S. Coast Guard In Review
    By Joe DiRenzo III and David Boyd


  • U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapons Development in Review
    By Commander Guy M. Snodgrass, U.S. Navy

    U.S. Navy

  • U.S. Merchant Marine: World Maritime Industry In Review
    By Shashi Kumar

    Associated Press (Bernat Armangue)

    “We are pleased to put 2016 behind us”—this...

  • U.S. Battle Force Changes: 1 January 2016–31 December 2016
    Compiled by Jim Dolbow
    Commissioning/Construction/Naming of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships

    U.S. Navy / Courtesy Lockheed Martin...

  • Editor’s Page

    The Naval Review provides the opportunity to reflect on and document important naval operations and activities of the past year through our six feature review sections authored by subject experts. This annual review also assembles handy naval...

  • CEO Notes

    Join Us for Our Annual Meeting & Reception

    On 11 May we will conduct our 143rd Annual Meeting. This is an opportunity to help us celebrate winners of the General Prize Essay Contest and Authors of the Year. Members and other...

  • Nobody Asked Me But. . . Does the Navy Trust its Senior Executives?
    By Commander Charles Werchado, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)

    Does the Navy Trust its Senior Executives?

    U.S. Navy (John F. Williams)

  • Now Hear This—Drones Make It Complicated
    By Midshipman Fourth Class Jared Xavier Haley, U.S. Navy

    Drones make it complicated

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

  • From the Deckplates—Buy in to the Navy’s Culture and Values
    By Intelligence Specialist First Class Thanh Bui, U.S. Navy

    Buy in to the Navy’s Culture and Values

    U.S. NAVY (Abe McNatt)

    After the chief results...

  • Nobody Asked Me But. . . If You Build It, They Will Come . . . by Sea
    By Lieutenant Colonel Michael Trevett, U.S. Army (Retired)

    If You Build It, They Will Come . . . by Sea

  • Commentary—NATO is Not Freeriding
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Sean Lavelle, U.S. Navy

    NATO is Not Freeriding

    U.S. Department of Defense (Brigitte N. Brantley)

    The 2016 election cycle provoked...

  • Book Reviews

    Make Your Bed: Little Things that can Change Your Life . . . and maybe the world


  • World Naval Developments
    By Norman Friedman

    Aegis is Key to Deterring North Korea

  • Leadership Forum—We Need 21st Century Burkes
    By Lieutenant Colonel Frank G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    In March, HMCS Athabaskan, the last Canadian guided-missile destroyer, was retired from service. The 5,000-ton ship was built in Canada and entered service in 1972. She was the third of the four-ship Iroquois class. Originally designed with an...

  • Oceans—Plastics Threaten the Ocean
    By Don Walsh

    Plastics Threaten the Ocean

  • Lest We Forget
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    To the Brink of Armageddon

  • From our Archive

    Private First Class Carl Bock of the USS Antietam's Marine team, flies high with the ball in a pre-game tilt against the USS Essex Marines at the Yokosuka Fleet Gym on 21 March 1952.



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