Proceedings Magazine - August 2018 Vol. 144/8/1,386

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  • Learn from the El Faro Disaster
    By Keith Fawcett

    The Coast Guard should reevaluate deck officer training in light of mistakes made on the merchant ship.

  • Proceedings Photo of the Week: 24 August

    This week's photo shows Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departing the well deck of the ...

  • Veteran Reintegration Begins on Day One
    By Lieutenant Commander Kevin S. Bemel, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve

    Instilling an "us versus them" view toward civilians can hinder sailors' and Marines' transition when they leave the...

  • Comment and Discussion

    There’s a Case for Diesels

    (See M. Walker and A. Krusz, p. 64, June 2018, and B. Gabbert, online C&D, July 2018 Proceedings)

    I believe proponents of nuclear rather than diesel...

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  • Book Reviews: August 2018

    John Lehman. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 2018. 330 pp. Illus. Appendices. Biblio...

  • It Could Have Been Us: Improve Coast Guard Training to Prevent Mishaps
    By Lieutenant (jg) Lillian Simon, U.S. Coast Guard

    At first glance, it appears there are striking similarities between the USS Fitzgerald and John McCain disasters:...

  • Coast Guard Budget Masks Problems
    By Commander Chris Lucero, U.S. Coast Guard

    The Coast Guard received nearly $1 billion more in fiscal year (FY) 2018 than in any other regular appropriation in the Service...

  • Open-Source Intelligence: A Double-Edged Sword
    By Captain T. S. Allen, U.S. Army

  • Hybrid Warfare Helps Russia Level the Playing Field
    By Major Valerie McGuire, U.S. Marine Corps

    Despite a defense budget less than a tenth the size of the United States’, Russia has honed...

  • Innovative Thinking to Retain Women
    By Lieutenant Commander Brooke Millard, U.S. Coast Guard

  • The Mirage of Mission Command
    By Commander Carl Graham, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Sea Stories Strengthen the Navy
    By Master Chief David C. DiPietro, U.S. Navy

  • Editor's Page
    By Captain Bill Hamblet, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    Wow! It seems very sudden that I find myself the editor-in-chief of Proceedings, and I am blessed and humbled by the opportunity. After my retirement from the Navy in 2016, I joined the Proceedings team feeling like I had landed...

  • CEO Notes
    By Admiral Peter H. Daly

    The focus of this month’s Proceedings is the Coast Guard. I am proud of the deep connection between the Naval Institute and the Coast Guard—a connection that grows stronger every year with more “orange and white”...

  • Now Hear This: Send the Best Officers to the Naval War College
    By Captain Jamie McGrath, U.S. Navy

    Aside from a curriculum focused at the operational and strategic levels of war, an in-residence war college course offers invaluable face-to...

  • Recruit Millennials to Replenish the Coast Guard Reserve
    By Petty Officer Second Class Thea Nielsen, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

    Coast Guard reservists receive a host of military benefits that the service could promote to attract recruits over the age of 21...

  • Rescue 21:10 Years, 100,000 Lives Saved
    By Vice Admiral John P. Currier, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

    The Rescue 21 radio network allows skilled Coast Guard operators to geolocate the source of Mayday transmissions. Rescue boats and...

  • War and Peace Helps Us Read History
    By Captain Bill Bray, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    To Tolstoy, theories of history are a fultile attempt to impose order on chaos. He rejects in particular the "great-man"...

  • The Manned-Unmanned Team: Training the Operator
    By Lieutenant Commander David “DB” Barnhill, U.S. Navy

  • Deep-Six Paper Charts
    By Lieutenant Commander Andy Storey, Royal Navy (Retired)

    Using current technology, all available and enabled positioning sources, whether GPS or an inertial platform, are displayed in real time...

  • C2C24 Transforms Navy Operations
    By Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett, U.S. Navy

    The Navy’s new C2C24 architecture synchronizes advanced data analytics to provide unprecedented...

  • Sea Control Will Be Expensive For China
    By Norman Friedman

    From top: The Chinese destroyer Jinan (DDG-152) and frigate Yiyang (FFG-548), and the U.S. destroyer USS Mason (DDG-87), cruiser USS...

  • Combat Fleets of the World
    By Eric Wertheim

  • New Strike Missile Gives LCS, FFG(X) Bigger Teeth
    By Edward J. Walsh

    The subsonic Naval Strike Missile flies at wave-top height and has no active seeker, making it very difficult to detect or defend...

  • Harpoon Missiles with a Coast Guard Stripe
    By A. Denis Clift

    On Admiral Paul Yost's watch, the USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) gained distinction as the only Coast Guard cutter to fire a Harpoon...

  • I Found My Voice
    By Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Vince Patton, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

    The Naval Sea Cadet program was fairly new, at least in the Detroit area, when I joined in September 1969. I stumbled upon it while attending my weekly Boy Scout Troop meeting, when our assistant scoutmaster, James Hannan, told me he also was...

  • Confidence to Accomplish a Life-Long Dream
    By Special Operations Chief Michael Vollmer, U.S. Navy Reserve

    It was 1997 and my mother, acutely aware of my restless need for adventure, showed me a newspaper article detailing the summer training a local Naval Sea Cadet unit participated in. I was unsure what this program entailed, but I knew the idea of...

  • Coast Guard Aviation, 1915-1916
    By Master Chief William R. Wells II, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

  • From Local Law Enforcer to Global Responder: 228 years of Coast Guard Transformation
    By William H. Thiesen, PhD

    Rare photo of Coast Guard boat station crew in World War I uniforms (U.S. Coast Guard)


  • Emerging & Disruptive Technologies: The Game Changers
    By Commander Steve “Tanker” Thomas, U.S. Navy

  • Dynamic Thinking Is No Threat
    By Lawrence Lengbeyer, PhD

    “Learning is the key to an agile force that can meet the challenges we see coming—and those we don’...

  • A Safer Way for Ships to Do Plane Guard
    By Captain Maurice Joyce, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) is the Bible of naval aviation. When an officer...

  • Silence Is Not the Order of the Day
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Invest In Our Nation's Future Leaders
    By Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Vince Patton, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired), Special Operations Chief Mike Vollmer, U.S. Navy Reserve, and Lieutenant Commander Grant Thomas, U.S. Coast Guard

    Military youth programs like the Naval Sea Cadet Corps help build the nation’s future leaders. Active-duty and reserve units...

  • “Just Say No” Isn’t the Answer
    Captain John P. Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Telling Sailors to “say no” rings hollow if leaders won’t accept “no” for an answer. The Navy...

  • UAVs: Before Fire Scout There Was DASH
    Captain Thomas Pinney, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • MV-22B over Wake Island

    This week's top photo shows an MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 from the 13th Marine...

  • Optimism Defines Winners
    By Vice Admiral A. H. Konetzni, Jr. U.S. Navy (Retired)

    As I contemplate past successes and failures in the Navy and the corporate world, I am reminded of a common thread intertwined between all...

  • NATO-Japan Maritime Cooperation Can Respond to Global Challenges
    By Lieutenant Commander Yusuke Saito, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

    Japan and NATO have much to gain from increased naval partnership. Here, HMS Sutherland (foreground)...

  • What the Truman Deployment Says About Unpredictability
    By Commander Jim Lewis and Captain Robby Harris, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • The Navy and the High North
    By Lieutenant Commander Rachael Gosnell, U.S. Navy

  • Photo of the Week: 3 August 2018

  • The Navy Needs 21st-Century Pants
    By Lieutenant Brendan Cordial, U.S. Navy

    Recent history has seen the introduction of the Navy working uniform, fire-resistant variant coveralls, unisex combination covers, etc....


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