Proceedings Magazine - November 2017 Vol. 143/11/1,377

Feature Article

It seldom occurs to surface warriors to consider how they are viewed by U.S. civilian...


View Proceedings Archives


  • The Books I Carried
    By Lieutenant Jarrod Suess, U.S. Navy

  • Proceedings Podcast, Episode 6

    On this episode of the Proceedings Podcast, Ward and Bill analyze the U.S. Navy's report on the Fitzgerald and McCain collisions at sea, review some features from the November issue of Proceedings, and chat with...

  • Lest We Forget: March of the Women Marines: Colonel Ruth Cheney Streeter
    By A. Denis Clift

    Many years after the war was over, I think about 20 years after, I got a letter from a former sergeant in...

Members Only

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

  • The Corps Must Refine Warfighting
    By Captain James Skeffington, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve<p>

  • Where Are You Going, Kings Point?
    By Commander Thomas F. McCaffery, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)

    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, known colloquially as “Kings Point” for its location in New York, is one...

  • Leadership Forum: Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity
    By Rear Admiral Paul Becker, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    John Wayne in Sands of Iwo Jima. (Credit: Alamy)


  • Fix Officer Retention!
    By Lieutenant Jeremy Cappalo, U.S. Navy

    Time—away from loved ones, consumed by admin, out of the cockpit—and a system that does not...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . Let's Train Them Like Marines
    By Sergeant Major Michael Burke, U.S. Marine Corps

    The Marine Corps spends too much time telling our troops what not to do.

  • From the Deckplates: Navy Training Should Be a Baptism of Fire
    By Petty Officer Second Class Nicholas Harrison, U.S. Navy

    Navy SEALs undergo tough training designed to mimic dangerous situations U.S. Special Forces encounter...

  • Where Is the Military-Political Rubicon?
    By Midshipman W. Kirk Wolff, U.S. Navy

    The 2017 Naval History Conference "Military and Politics" engaged a packed audience at the U.S. Naval Academy's Alumni...

  • Professional Notes: Understand Towing Regulations
    By Lieutenant John Ramos, U.S. Coast Guard

  • Professional Notes: Train for the Fourth Dimension
    By Lance Corporal John Gilchrist, U.S. Marine Corps

    Simply by folding his legs underneath him instead of hanging them out of the helicopter, this Marine...

  • Professional Notes: Fix Aviation Career Pay
    By Commander Michael Lisa, U.S. Navy

  • World Naval Developments: Swiss Build an Electronic Eye
    By Norman Friedman

    IniLabs Dynamic Vision Sensor solves the sensor-bandwidth-processor problem by mimicking the human eye/optic nerve...

  • Comment and Discussion

    Are There Just A Few Good Men?

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

  • Know Tomorrow's Adversary
    By Commander Heather Bothwell, U.S. Navy Reserve

  • Fighting Forward to Ensure Littoral Access
    By Colonel Doug King, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), and Major B.A. Friedman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

    The defense has the advantage in amphibious operations. Marines will require small, swift, stealthy, and...

  • Oceans: Going to Hell in the Deepest Place On Earth
    By Don Walsh

    Hades is the classical Greek word for the underworld (Hell). The hadal zone in the sea is defined as depths between 20,000 feet and the maximum depth of seven miles.


  • The HSC Community Needs to Embrace the Phoenix
    By Lieutenant Commander James J. Moore, U.S. Navy

    Helicopter sea combat squadrons have the only established capability to combine manned and unmanned aircraft...

  • She's a Warrior
    By Commander Suzanna Brugler, U.S. Navy Reserve

    Commander Andria Slough, also a member of the U.S. Naval Academy graduating class of 1998, is the...

  • Commentary: Want Innovation? Provide Intellectual Immunity
    By Major Nicholas R. Nappi, U.S. Marine Corps

    “The supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic...

  • Book Reviews

    Cyber War Will Not...

  • Now Hear This: It's Time for Concealed Carry on Base
    By Lieutenant Commander C. Randolph Whipps, U.S. Navy

  • World's Coast Guards: Coastguard New Zealand
    By Jim Dolbow<p>

    Coastguard New Zealand generally is focused on marine search and rescue and boating education. Its units...

  • The Submarine that Served in Two World Wars
    By Norman Polmar

    The Pantera in World War II.

    Few submarines served in both World Wars I and II. Indeed, only one readily...


Conferences and Events

View All

From the Press

23 February - Seminar

Sat, 2019-02-23

David F. Winkler

3 March - Lecture

Sun, 2019-03-03

Stephen A. Bourque

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