Proceedings Magazine - December 2017 Vol. 143/12/1,378

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  • Proceedings Deputy Editor Interviewed on New National Security Strategy

    Proceedings deputy editor-in-chief Bill Hamblet was interviewed this week on CGTN about President Trump's national security...

  • Comment & Discussion

    She’s a Warrior

    (See S. Brugler, p. 66,...

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    Naval Institue Made Great Progess in 2017 

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  • Time to Review the FitRep Paradigm
    By Lieutenant Brendan E. Cordial, U.S. Navy

    Navy fitness reports go back to the Civil War, and we still need them—while recognizing their limitations.


  • Armed Drones: The Coast Guard's Next New Frontier?
    By Lieutenant Commander Craig Allen Jr., U.S. Coast Guard

  • From Wells to Wings
    By Lieutenant (junior grade) Daniel Stefanus, U.S. Navy
    Littoral operations in the 21st Century require amphibious...
  • Revamp FITREPs for Lethality
    Lieutenant Brendan Cordial, U.S. Navy

    If the U.S. Navy is going to be led by the best tacticians, officer FitReps must include objective evaluations of warfighting...

  • Charting a Course - Operating With a Pilot in the Channel
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • From the Deckplates - A Mistake Should Not Kill a Sailor's Career
    By Petty Officer Third Class Elizabeth Heck, U.S. Navy

    I would give my life for this country. But I am human, and I make mistakes. One mistake nearly cost me my Navy career and left me...

  • A Woman's Place Is in the Corps
    By Lieutenant Colonel W. John Butler, U.S. Marine Corps

    The U.S. Marine Corps can reach the Commandant’s goal of 10 percent female Marines.


  • How to Work with the New Retirement System
    By Scott Spiker

  • Now Hear This—Prepare For The "To Be Or To Do" Moment
    By Commander Russell Schuhart, U.S. Navy

    The U.S. military is primarily a meritocracy and rewards officers for succeeding in challenging assignments. A...

  • Ensure COMMS: Tap Commercial Innovations for the Military
    By Lieutenant Commander Steven Moffitt and Lieutenant Evan Ladd, U.S. Navy

    Tap Commercial Innovations for the Military

    The U.S. military must leverage the commercial sector to...
  • Nobody Asked Me But . . . Relocate Marine Corps Recruiting Centers
    By Captain James Psyhogis, U.S. Marine Corps

    In today’s technologically advanced operating environment, the Marine Corps must continually evolve not only how it employs...

  • Professional Note - Modernize Submarine Mission Planning
    By Commander Michael V. Maclaine, Captain Vern Parks, U.S. Navy, Captain John Zimmerman, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Dr. William Krebs

    Under way in the eastern Atlantic, the USS Texas (SSN-775), a Virginia-class attack submarine, receives new tasking to go east...

  • Leadership Forum - We Crafted a Charter
    By Lieutenant Commander Matthew Brown, U.S. Navy

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    Photo credit: Naval Press Service, N. Nitz

  • Nobody Asked Me But . . . Don't Segregate Celebrations
    By Chief Gunner's Mate Kyle Shafer, U.S. Navy

    Imagine a Navy that celebrated important events of our service and our nation instead of one that celebrates monthly based on race,...

  • Professional Note - Plans & Tactics Officer: Creating a New Approach
    By Lieutenant James Billings, U.S. Navy

  • Naval Systems - The San Antonio Class Evolves
    By Edward J. Walsh

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) laid the keel of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Fort Lauderdale (LPD-...

  • World Naval Developments - Bad Actors and Software Create Vulnerability
    By Norman Friedman

    In October 2017, it was reported that a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor in 2015 had compromised inadvertently the agency’s...

  • From Our Archive - The USS Macon


    "She finally, just sort of like an old dog, lay down. Away she went and disappeared."


  • Naval Institute Foundation - In Appreciation: William Shea Hasler


    The Naval Institute has received a generous bequest from William Shea Hasler, a former merchant seaman who...

  • Professional Note - Protect the Fleet
    By Lieutenant Joseph Lillie, U.S. Navy

  • Lest We Forget - On board the USS Macon Going Down
    By A. Denis Clift

    It was a very lonely feeling being outside the ship in an airplane with no place to go if you had any problems. I made it a point to get...

  • Book Reviews


    Harold Brown: Offsetting the...


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