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

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  • 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...

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  • Rewrite the Playbook on Maritime Homeland Defense
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    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
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  • Setting the Record Straight: Loss of the USS Indianapolis and the Question of Clarence Donnor
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  • 2018 World Navies in Review
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    The 55,000-ton Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning was operational with the People's Liberation Army Navy in 2017. More and larger aircraft...

  • Fleet Problems Offer Opportunities
    By Admiral Scott H. Swift, U.S. Navy
    Looking for a way to raise the training bar and allow commanders to develop...
  • 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...

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    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...

  • 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 ...

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  • Solve the Baltic's Geography Problem
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  • 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...


  • 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...

  • China Wages a Drug War
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    Two important documents published in December reveal that the United States is now in a new hot war with the People’s Republic of...

  • The Indelible Legacy of Miss Mac
    By Captain Bill Bray, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    Mildred McAfee takes the oath of office to become a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve and Director of the Navy's Women's Reserve...

  • ARGs Need Dedicated CODs
    Captain F. Byron “Oggie” Ogden, U.S. Navy

    Amphibious ready groups (ARGs) need dedicated aircraft to be added to fleet logistics support squadrons (the VRC community). The...

  • Revisit Incidents at Sea
    Dr. Richard Moss, PhD.

    Two Russian Su-24 attack aircraft performed low-level, close passes over the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) in the Baltic Sea on 12...

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    A group of heavily armed soldiers burst into a room filled with terrified hostages, who have no idea what is happening.


  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 9 March

    It's a dog's life!  Marine Corporal Zack Barkley prepares to fire his M4 carbine during a live-fire exercise on the...

  • Make the Navigator a Department Head on Surface Ships
    Lieutenant Matthew Faulkenberry and Lieutenant Brian Van Metre, U.S. Navy

    The series of incidents in the Pacific Fleet last year focused the attention of the Navy on necessary...

  • Photo of the Week: 2 March

    This week's Photo of the Week was taken on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in the Atlantic Ocean last week.  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...

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    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
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  • Piracy in the Nigerian Maritime Domain
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    A Nigerian Navy boarding team climbs on board a ship during a hijacking scenario. The Nigerian Navy combats piracy primarily through deterrence and...

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  • 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...

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

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


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