Proceedings Magazine - March 2018 144/3/1,381

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  • The Road to Retention Is Paved with Good Intentions
    Lieutenant Commander Tony Kochanski, U.S. Navy

    Retention in any organization is a direct reflection of leadership. If the Navy is to recover from its retention...

  • Prioritize the A-Plus Projects
    By Commander Tom Clarity, U.S. Navy

    In the late 1990s, a guest speaker to my NROTC battalion offered a piece of advice I often have thought of during my naval career: never do A-plus...

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  • Book Reviews
    By Captain Bill Bray, U.S. Navy (Retired)
  • Professional Note: Build a Warfighting Edge
    By Lieutenant Commander Jon "Shank" Lushenko, U.S. Navy

    The HSM and HSC helicopters should be part of the EMW plan. Here, a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to...

  • Now Hear This: Learn Through Sharing
    By Fleet Master Chief Raymond D. Kemp, U.S. Navy

  • CEO Notes: WEST 2018 Was a Hit!
    Peter H. Daly, VADM, USN (Ret.)

    The WEST 2018 Conference and Exposition, 6-8 February, was a huge success.

    Almost 8,000 people...

  • SWO Commanding Officers Need Mentors
    By Captain John P. Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The Navy's ...

  • Proceedings Photo of the Week: 30 March

    The USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO-193) conducts replenishment at sea with the USS Mustin (DDG-89) in the 7th Fleet area of...

  • Rewrite the Playbook on Maritime Homeland Defense
    By Commanders Timothy Kerze and Dana Brooke Reid, U.S. Coast Guard
    With a few modest modifications, the Coast Guard’s major cutter fleet could play a greater role in defense...
  • Immigrant Service Members Get the Job Done
    Captain John P. Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Setting the Record Straight: Loss of the USS Indianapolis and the Question of Clarence Donnor
    By Richard Hulver and Sara Vladic

  • Iran Owns the Gray Zone
    By Commander T. J. Gilmore, U.S. Navy

    After the USS Samuel B. Roberts struck an Iranian mine in the Persian Gulf in April 1988, the u.S. Navy responded with Operation...
  • 2018 World Navies in Review
    By Eric Wertheim

    The 55,000-ton Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning was operational with the People's Liberation Army Navy in 2017. More and larger aircraft...

  • Charting a Course: Mattis, Get Hot!
    By Captain Kevin S. Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Operating with about half the ships it had in 1989 (here, the USS John S. McCain in Vietnam in 2017, before colliding with the MV...

  • Comment and Discussion

    Chief Petty Officers Can Fix the Surface Navy

    Usually the phrase “loss of confidence” is used as rationale for commanders to quietly remove a subordinate from a position of authority. So what should happen when a loss of...

  • Deckplates: Overuse Devalues Personal Awards
    By Fleet Master Chief Paul Kingsbury, U.S. Navy

    The Navy has increased drastically its use of personal awards, but overuse can lessen their impact.

  • Professional Note: Upgun Marine Company Commanders
    By Gil Barndollar

    Given the Marine Corps' move toward distributed and enhanced company operations, it is time to elevate...

  • Get the Balance Between the Art and Science of Maritime Warfare Right
    By Commodore Peter Leavy, Royal Australian Navy

  • The French Navy Protects the National Territory
    By Rear Admiral Pierre Vandier, French Navy

    Renewal of the French Navy’s frigate fleet is well under way with delivery of the multimission FREMM frigates—here, the ...

  • Piracy in the Nigerian Maritime Domain
    By Commodore Ty Pani, Nigerian Navy

    A Nigerian Navy boarding team climbs on board a ship during a hijacking scenario. The Nigerian Navy combats piracy primarily through deterrence and...

  • To Carry the Weight of Nagasaki
    By Ensign Heidi Zisselman, U.S. Navy

  • Thirty Days At Sea
    By Admiral Christophe Prazuck, French Navy
  • Solve the Baltic's Geography Problem
    By Lieutenant Commander Ott Laanemets, Estonian Navy
  • Leadership Forum: Communicate Who You Are
    By Commander Thomas Bodine, U.S. Navy

    Effective communication is an important aspect of leadership. Lieutenant Commander Jason Shell leads a discussion on leadership, accountability, risk...

  • World Naval Developments: Search For Airliner Offers Clues About Undersea Warfare
    By Norman Friedman

    Autonomous underwater vehicles such as the Hugin 4500, shown above, have been a part of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly from the...

  • A Comparison of U.S. Navy and Royal Navy Officer Training
    By Dr. Anthony Wells

    As a former Royal Navy officer who had the pleasure of serving with the U.S. Navy at sea, I have perhaps unique insights into the...

  • Lest We Forget: Leopard Attacks the Chesapeake
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Chesapeake vs. Leopard, by Irwin John Bevan. The crew of the Leopard pursued and boarded the U.S. frigate Chesapeake looking for...

  • Oceans: Whaling Is a Dying Business
    By Don Walsh

    Dead minke whales on board a Japanese "scientific whaling" ship. Fortunately, whaling is a dying business globally.


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