Proceedings Magazine - September 2017 Vol. 143/9/1,375

Feature Article

The Navy often overlooks its vulnerabilities in peacetime, but as the crew...


View Proceedings Archives


  • Comment & Discussion

    Sexual Assault: Not in Our Navy

    (See B. Kennedy, p. 10, August 2017 Proceedings)

Members Only

  • MH-60S Can Be Today’s PT Boat
    By Lieutenant Ben Foster, U.S. Navy

    The Sierras can deliver combat power, just as did multimission World War II patrol torpedo boats.

  • U.S. Sea Power Has a Role in the Baltic
    By Bruce B. Stubbs

    If NATO is required to respond to Russian aggression against its Baltic members, U.S. naval forces could provide...

  • F-35B Will Change NATO Amphib Ops
    By Captain William A. Perkins, U.S. Navy

  • Aviation Order of Battle
    Compiled by Jim Dolbow
    U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary Air Program, Customs & Border...
  • The Navy Needs a Modern PT Boat
    By Lieutenant Alan Janigian, U.S. Navy

    PT boats filled an important need in World War II in shallow waters, complementing the achievements of greater ships in greater...

  • Royal Navy Collision Offers Lessons for U.S. Navy
    Captain Dale Rielage, U.S. Navy

    Just off the coast of Lebanon lies the wreck of the HMS Victoria, once the flagship of the Royal Navy Mediterranean Squadron....

  • Cooperate Through Coast Guards in the Western Pacific
    By Captain Kevin Bruen, U.S. Coast Guard

  • Editor's Page

    Every issue of Proceedings addresses issues relevant to Naval Aviation, but each September we dedicate extra coverage. This month, in addition to features, the departments cover a range of aviation topics. The “Nobody Asked Me, But…...

  • The Navy Must Be Forward
    Representative Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin)

  • CEO Notes
    Peter H. Daly VADM, USN (Ret.) <p>Life Member and Member since 1978

    Annual Meeting & Member Reception Were Terrific

    At our Annual Meeting held on 11 May in Washington, D.C., we reported the Naval Institute’s key 2016 results:

    • We increased membership for the fifth year in a row...

  • Questions Raised About More Than Just Seamanship
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Nobody Asked Me But. . . Scrap Marine Hornets
    By Lieutenant Brian Hayes, U.S. Navy Reserve

    The crisis facing Marine aviation appears to have hit the Corps’ F/A-18 Hornet fleet particularly hard. According to one report, as of April 2016, only 87 of 276 of these aircraft were flyable. Without enough mission-capable planes in which...

  • Did a Must-Do Attitude Contribute to Collisions?
    Captain David Marquet, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    We do not yet know the causes of the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) and USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) collisions that...

  • Now Hear This—RAN has a Role in Ballistic-Missile Defense
    By Lieutenant Commander Yusuke Saito, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

  • Red Sea Combat Generates High-Velocity Learning
    Rear Admiral John Wade and Lieutenant Timothy Baker, U.S. Navy

  • From the Deckplates—Restore the Warrior Mentality
    By Fireman David P. Horton, U.S. Navy

    Toughness, sacrifice, and a willingness to pay the ultimate price to protect the liberties and freedoms of the United States are...

  • Professional Notes—Fill the Glaring Hole in Distributed Lethality
    Lieutenant Commander Patrick Blind, U.S. Navy

  • Professional Notes—Be Prepared to Deliver Bad News
    By Commander Tom Clarity, U.S. Navy

  • Professional Notes—Be Competitive for Senior Enlisted Promotion
    By Command Master Chief Jason Reynolds, U.S. Navy

  • Leadership Forum—Leadership Is a Journey
    By Midshipman First Class James A. Winnefeld III, U.S. Navy

    The Naval Academy has produced many great Navy and Marine Corps military leaders. All the midshipmen receive the same high-level leadership...

  • Special—The Lonesome Light
    By Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    A casual observer might wonder why U.S. aircraft carriers have a lonesome pole with one white light atop it on the starboard side...

  • Book Reviews

    Destined For War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

    Graham Allison. Boston-New York:...

  • The Surface Force Is Not Broken
    Lieutenant Commander Matthew Brown, U.S. Navy

    In the course of guaranteeing my fitness to assume command of the USS Scout (MCM-8) and her extraordinary crew, I have endeavored for...

  • World Naval Developments—North Korean ICBMs Threaten Peace
    By Norman Friedman

  • Oceans—Around the World the Old Fashioned Way: The Hokule'a Story
    By Don Walsh

    On 17 June 2017, the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a sailed into her homeport of Honolulu, Hawaii. It was the completion of a 47...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

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

  • From Our Archives


    “The Blue Book says we’ve got to go out and it doesn’t say a damn thing about having to come back....


Conferences and Events

View All

From the Press

5 March - Fundraiser

Tue, 2019-03-05

5 March - Fundraiser and Book Signing

Tue, 2019-03-05

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 140 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership