Proceedings Magazine - July 2018 144/7/1,385

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    By Norman Friedman

  • SAR: It's Not a Man-Overboard Recovery
    By Captain Jake Douglas, Lieutenant (j.g.) Ian Braker, and Lieutenant (j.g.) Cameron Slappe, U.S. Navy


    A real-world search-and-rescue at sea is different than a man-overboard drill, especially at night in bad weather....

  • Editor's Page
    By Fred Rainbow

    Proceedings has an exceptional reach. As an example, in this issue, the Naval Institute is publishing contributions by two fathers-sons. Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral James A. (Sandy) Winnefeld Jr.—first...

  • Declassify the Thresher Data
    By Captain James B. Bryant, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    It has now been 55 years since the USS Thresher (SSN-593) sank east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts,...

  • CEO Notes
    By Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    Proceedings Editor-in-Chief—Fred Rainbow

    In late April, Fred Rainbow let us know of his decision to retire from the Naval Institute effective 1 July. This issue of the magazine will be his last one as...

  • JOs Can Fix SWO Training
    By Lieutenant Katelyn Davidson, U.S. Navy

    The Navy should provide commanding officers functioning shiphandlers who know the rules of the road and how to keep their ships safe in the...

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    By Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Tingle, U.S. Army

  • Fighting Through Silence
    By Second Lieutenant Davis Vercher, U.S. Marine Corps

    The Marine Corps must prepare to fight in electromagnetic darkness.

  • A Submarine Survival Guide for Junior Officers
    By Command Master Chief David C. Janowski, U.S. Navy

  • Make Mayport a Disaster Response Base
    By Captain Thomas A. Ulmer, U.S. Navy

    During the 2017 hurricane season, the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), shown here, and USS New York (LPD-21) had to sail north for two days, from Mayport to...

  • Reload Missile Shooters at Sea
    By Lieutenant Commander Tom Granger, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In a high-end fight, the Navy’s missile shooters will need to rearm quickly at sea. This crane from the USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) removes an...

  • Be Ready to Fight
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Status Report—One Year Later
    By Admiral Bill Moran, U.S. Navy

  • Photo of the Week: 27 July

    This week's Proceedings Photo of the Week shows a Royal Navy Fleet Diving Unit 2...

  • Modernize Industrial-Era Practices through Corporate Technology
    Major Stephen McNeil, U.S. Marine Corps

    “Have a seat please, sir, and I’ll go get your orders,” the clerk said. I scanned the waiting room of the Camp Pendleton...

  • Getting Past the Bonus: Five Ways to Retain Aviators
    By Lieutenant Commander J. M. Charapich and Lieutenant R.A. DePaolis II, U.S. Navy

  • Friends, Firsts, and the Future at RimPac 2018
    By Lieutenant Commander Leah Cole, US Coast Guard Military Fellow

    Special operations forces from the United States, Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Peru, Philippines, and Japan conduct an airborne...

  • Does the Navy Really Want Innovators?
    By Marcus Jones, PhD

  • Rim of the Pacific: Talk the Walk
    By Captain James E. Fanell, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Photo of the Week: 20 July

    This week's Proceedings photo of the week shows Navy Electronics Technician 2nd Class Joseph Farmer climbing the mast onboard the USS...

  • Better Data Can Improve Safety at Sea
    By Captain Sharif Calfee, U.S. Navy, and Commander Harrison Schramm, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Mishap rates in the Navy’s surface fleet are trending downward, but unified data collection and analysis can help move safety to the next...

  • The Carrier’s Role is Narrowing
    By Commander Angus Ross, Royal Navy (Retired)

    Long the centerpiece of the U.S. Navy, the aircraft carrier will become a more focused player. 

  • Upgrade National Missile Defense
    By Peter von Bleichert

  • Break In Sailors, Don't Break Them
    By Petty Officer Second Class Erica Rands-Howard, U.S. Coast Guard

    The U.S. seagoing services are steeped in naval traditions. While many are adored and effective, some are outdated and potentially harmful to the...

  • Pivot to Panay: Rethinking U.S.–Chinese Relations
    By Commander Carey Cash, U.S. Navy

    A forgotten historical footnote provides the opportunity for the United States and China to reframe their relationship. 

  • Deploy More Ships to Rota
    By Lieutenant David Bedard, U.S. Navy

    The Navy must increase the number ships assigned to Forward Deployed Naval Forces–Europe (FDNF-E) to meet the ever-increasing...

  • Proceedings Photo of the Week: 13 July

    This week's photo shows an MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron (VMM)-164 preparing for an exercise that simulated the...

  • Russia’s Navy in the Pacific: the Forgotten Fleet?
    By Igor Delanoë, PhD

  • Comment and Discussion

    Forward-Deployed Naval Forces

    (See pp. 111–112, May 2018 Proceedings)

  • Back to Driving Ships, Part III
    By Captain John P. Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Lieutenant Commander Toy Andrews, U.S. Navy

  • More Comment & Discussion from July

    The Midshipmen Weigh In: Does the Naval Academy Still Have Vlue?

    (See A. Drew, pp. 50–51, May 2018...

  • The Bicentenary and the Future of the Armada de Chile
    By Admiral Julio Leiva, Armada de Chile

    Armada de Chile Bicentenary Tallship Parade, Port of Valparaíso, June 3rd, 2018

    Armada de Chile Bicentenary Tallship Parade, Port of...

  • Now Hear This: Aircrews Need Deployable Flight Simulators
    By Captain Geoffrey L. Sanford, U.S. Marine Corps

    Marine Corps aviation is not equipped to fight in the future operating environment, and the solution to the problem is not money. 

  • Fix the Navy Civilian Hiring Process
    By Michael B. Chase and Annmarie Baxter

  • Be Predictably Unpredictable
    By Rear Admiral Jeff Harley, U.S. Navy and Captain Robby Harris, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Leadership Forum: How to Lead the New Generation
    By Second Lieutenant James A. Winnefeld III, U.S. Marine Corps

  • Combat Fleets of the World
    By Eric Wertheim

  • Ocean: Kilauea Vulcanism: Understanding Hot Spots
    By Captain Don Walsh, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    Three lava fissures erupting on the Kilauea volcano on 15 May. Photo by the U.S. National Guard...

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    By A. Denis Clift

  • Lead Like Stockdale
    By Captain Douglas E. Stephens, U.S. Navy

    I joined the Navy in 1984, completed boot camp and hospital corpsmen “A” school, and proceeded to the then-naval hospital in Newport, Rhode Island. Before I could be assigned to a ward, I was detailed to be a duty driver for an annual...

  • Book Reviews: July 2018

    Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines Are Trained
    Kate Germano with Kelly Kennedy. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2018. 304 pp. Notes. $18.

    Reviewed by Captain David G. Smith, U.S. Navy (Retired...

  • From Our Archives

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    By Jim Dolbow

    During the practice “Above the Sky,” held in cooperation with the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue and the police on the...


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