Proceedings Magazine - January 2018 Vol. 144/1/1,379

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  • Photo of the Week 26 January

  • Focus on Warfighting
    Lieutenant Travis F. Bean, U.S. Navy

  • In the Long Calm Lee of Midway
    By Lieutenant Commander Colin Roberts, U.S. Navy

  • HM Coastguard Focuses on SAR
    By Jim Dolbow

    Her Majesty’s Coastguard is the United Kingdom’s 24/7 civilian maritime and aeronautical search-and-rescue (SAR) agency. The...

  • What Happened To Our Surface Forces?
    Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • When a Career Goes Up in Flames
    By Lieutenant Commander John R. Liddle, U.S. Navy

  • Comment and Discussion

    A Mistake Should Not Kill a Sailor’s Career

    (See E. Heck, p. 14, December 2017

    Prepare for the “To Be Or to Do” Moment

    (See R. Schuhart, pp. 10-11, December 2017 ...

  • French Mids Drive Ships
    By Lieutenant Commander Michelle Mecklenburg, U.S. Navy

  • CEO Notes: Our Conferences Fire on All Cylinders
    Peter H. Daly

    Our Conferences Fire on All Cylinders

    Clearly the Navy’s surface forces have received a great deal of attention as a result of the collisions of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56). In...

  • The Navy Cannot Afford Large Crews
    By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The Navy’s ability to accomplish its mission is at risk from one primary factor—the high cost of manning its ships. There is no...

  • Surface Forces Are Refocused
    By Vice Admiral Thomas S. Rowden, U.S. Navy

    Over the summer, two tragedies took the lives of 17 sailors on board the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and USS John S. McCain...

  • To Fix TacAir Pilot Retention, Follow the Money
    Lieutenant Commander Anthony Kochanski, U.S. Navy

    The TacAir Navy has a pilot retention problem. Money isn't the only reason, but it's a contributor.  (U.S....

  • Check Your Ego At The Hatch
    By Lieutenant Commander Luke Kelvington, U.S. Navy

    Ships and crews improve by establishing a culture centered on humility, accountability, and purpose....

  • Time to Redress XO/CO Fleet Up
    By Captain John P. Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Excessive time spent away from ships is doing a disservice to surface warfare commanding officers....
  • Increase Strike Group Lethality
    By Lieutenant Commander Justin Reddick, U.S. Navy

    The term “lethality” can be associated with any number of things in the Navy. Oftentimes it will be associated with a weapon...

  • Character Has Real Consequence
    Commander Kevin Duffy, U.S. Coast Guard

    “Ensign, you’re going to stand right here and watch that boat,” my captain ordered me,...

  • Combat Fleets of the World
    By Eric Wertheim

    U.S. Navy, D.M. Young


  • Bolster the Navy’s Patrol Forces
    Lieutenant Commander Matthew E. Dryden, U.S. Navy

    A small force of U.S. Navy patrol ships has sailed the waters of the Arabian Gulf for the last 15 years, guarding key maritime infrastructure,...

  • Industry vs Government Tech Innovation — Winter Is Coming!
    By Commander C. Colin Supko, U.S. Navy Reserve

    “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take lead in the...

  • Coast Guard Needs Mine Countermeasures
    Peter von Bleichert

    Naval mines and underwater improvised explosive devices (M/UWIED) are a threat to U.S. homeland waters and maritime forces abroad....

  • Marines Don’t Eat Alone
    Sergeant Major Michael Burke, U.S. Marine Corps

    "Good morning, first sergeant. Is it all right if I sit here? Marines don't eat alone, right?"

  • Negligent Homicides: A Bridge Too Far
    By Captain Kevin S. Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Photo of the Week 12 Jan

    This week's photo shows Navy Builder 2nd Class Sean McHugh, of Underwater Construction Team Two, using a Broco torch during an...

  • Naval Guns Still Matter
    Lieutenant Andrew Wiley Miller, U.S. Navy

    The naval gun is a compact, easily supported, proven weapon. Just as war on land will always require rifles and boots on the ground,...

  • Enlisted Education Must Be More Than Training
    Lieutenant Colonel Kyle G. Phillips, U.S. Marine Corps

  • Task Force 355
    By Harlan Ullman

    The Trump administration has set as one of its top defense priorities a 355-ship Navy. While numbers can be arbitrary, three separate...

  • Photo of the Week: 5 January

    As a new feature of Proceedings Today, we will publish a photo every Friday that catches our eye as we scan photos of the Sea...

  • Let Marines Be Marines
    Captain Brendan Boley, U.S. Marine Corps

    The retention of highly trained Marines is a major problem that the Corps is fighting and losing as personnel leave the ranks for a...

  • Professionalize the Surface Force
    Captain Ted Hontz, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Photo of the Week 19 January

    The Photo of the Week for 19 January is a shot of the Hellenic Navy's historic trireme Olympias....

  • Where Russian Information Warfare Is Failing
    Captain Bill Bray, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Given the news the past few years, one could be forgiven for concluding Vladimir Putin’s Russia is the world’s grand practitioner...

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  • Establish a Maritime War College
    By Captain Buck McDermott, U.S. Navy Reserve

  • Don't Micromanage Response Boats
    By Chief Boatswain's Mate Phillip Null, U.S. Coast Guard
    Coast Guard districts and sectors should provide boat crews with objectives and support, but authority in...
  • Deckplates: Blind Spots of Fraternization Blur the Lines
    By Master Chief Quincy L. Mayes, U.S. Navy

  • The Value of (Unrep) Time
    By Commander John A. Lukacs IV, U.S. Navy

    Underway replenishment (UnRep), the Navy’s “secret weapon of World War II” as coined by Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, has...

  • Lest We Forget: Nickel Grass: U.S. Resupplies Israel
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)<p>

  • Book Reviews
    Reviewed by John Lehman

    Seablindness: How Political Neglect is Choking American Seapower and What to Do About It

    By Seth...


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