Proceedings Magazine - October 2018 Vol. 144/10/1,388


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

    If Proceedings is the flagship of the open forum, then its Comment & Discussion section (C&D) is the flagship’s combat direction center. My predecessor and mentor, Fred Rainbow, used to say, “Authors don...

  • Marines Don’t Need Broadband To Win
    By Captain Alfred B. Ruggles, U.S. Marine Corps


  • Peacetime Surface Warfare Officers Need to be Wartime Thinkers
    By Jonathan Panter

    Ensign Amanda Skinner on the bridge of the USS Dewey (DDG-105) off Southern California, July 2018.

  • Desk Jobs Don’t Win Wars
    By Captain Samuel Rinaldo, U.S. Marine Corps

  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 26 October 2018

    Machinery Repairman Second Class Adrian Albo grinds metal on board the USS Anchorage (LPD-23) in the Mediterranean Sea, 22...

  • More Comment & Discussion from October

  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 18 October 2018

    A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7 approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD...

  • CEO Notes: Secretary John Lehman on the Proceedings Podcast
    By Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    Secretary John Lehman on the Proceedings Podcast

  • Comment & Discussion

    There’s a Case for Diesels

    (See M. Walker and A. Krusz, p. 64, June 2018, B. Gabbert, More C&D...

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  • Independent But Integrated
    By Captains Dick Corpus and Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Although they appear to have disappeared from carrier strike group operations, submarines...

  • Hurricane Ready: Coast Guard Adapts to the Social Media Storm
    By Cadet Evan Twarog, U.S. Coast Guard

    When the next hurricane hits, the American people will expect the Coast Guard to be monitoring social media. The...

  • Handling the Zumwalt-Class Destroyer
    By Lieutenant Joe Lillie, U.S. Navy

  • Redefine the Strike Group
    By Captain Don Donegan, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The Navy should rethink the operational...

  • Where We Were
    By A. Denis Clift


  • Book Reviews: October 2018
  • Lest We Forget—Sinking the Kamikaze Host Submarine I-37
    By A. Denis Clift

    Vice Admiral Robert Taylor Scott Keith graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1928, served in battleships and destroyers, commanded a...

  • The Marine Corps Has a Drinking Problem
    By Captain Aric Ramsey, U.S. Marine Corps

  • The New Silk Road Runs through the UAE
    By Afshin Molavi

    Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island in Dubai. (NASA photo/Tim Kopra)

  • Train For Maritime Cyber Warfare
    By Lieutenant Commander Lee Stenson, U.S. Coast Guard


  • Marine Corps Must Accept the COIN Challenge
    By Staff Sergeant Riley McFarlin, U.S. Marine Corps

    The Marine Corps has a history of flexibility and ingenuity in the face of new challenges, from conventional offensive and...

  • Make User-Centered Design a Cornerstone for Navy Systems
    By Karl F. Van Orden and Robert S. Gutzwiller

    (Photo: Damage Controlman 2nd Class Aiza Aloria, U.S.Navy, stands watch at the propulsion and auxiliary control console on board the...

  • Distributed Lethality Requires Distributed (Artificial) Intelligence
    By Lieutenant Commander Jacob Wilson, U.S. Navy


  • Model the Next Hospital Ship on the LPD-17 Design
    By Lieutenant Jonathan M. Palmer, U.S.Navy, Medical Service Corps

    The USS Portland (LPD-17) conducts sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, July 2017. (U.S. Navy/Lance Davis)

  • Consider a Four-Day Workweek
    Commander J.D. Kristenson, U.S. Navy

    On board the USS Champion (MCM-4) we chose to explore beyond the bounds of the traditional Monday to Friday workweek by implementing a...

  • Fleet-wide ‘Check Rides’ Will Put Warfighting First
    By Lieutenant Commander Renato DePaolis II, U.S. Navy

    Chief Boatswain’s Mate Martin Clark and Chief Boatswain’s Mate Kalis Fells review a drill guide during a Coastal...

  • Charting A Course: Time to Update the Command Master Chief Program
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Increase the Carrier Air Wing Size
    By Ben Wan Beng Ho

    Fighter aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Two sit on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) as it operates in the...

  • Helicopters Best Enable Forced Entry From the Sea
    By Captain Daniel Phillips, U.S. Marine Corps

  • Fly to Fight, Fight to Win
    By Lieutenant Robert E. Swain III, U.S. Navy


  • Choosing the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    By Lieutenant Commander Daniel R. Green, U.S. Navy Reserve, Ph.D.

  • Experiment with LCSs and EPFs
    By Steven Wills, PhD.

    Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS-4) and joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3)...

  • Bring Tactical Nukes Back to the Fleet
    By FCCM(SW) Thomas Lohr, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    The USS Mustin (DDG-89) test fires a vertical-launch antisubmarine rocket (VL-ASRoc).

  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 5 October 2018

    Royal Navy Commander Nathan Gray, test pilot with the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, gives...

  • Ethics in Asymmetrical Warfare
    By Ensign Ryan O’Connor, U.S. Navy

    Many of the enemies the nation faces today do not play by the traditional rules of warfare, but U.S. ...

  • Now Hear This: Get Off the Training Juice
    By Captain Richter Tipton, U.S. Coast Guard

    Do you really have a training problem? Really? Ask yourself, “If I gave my people a...

  • Bring The Boomers’ Crew Cycle to the Surface
    By Petty Officer Second Class Isaac Everett, U.S. Navy

    When the Blue crew of the USS Louisiana (SSBN-743) returns home, the Gold crew will be waiting to take their...

  • Tall Guy Problems in the Navy
    By Senior Chief Petty Officer Jacob Mazurek, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    I was a six-foot-four enlisted guy in the U.S. Navy. Any guy my size (or taller) is familiar with the usual tall guy problems; however...

  • A Personal Glimpse of John McCain
    By Paul Stillwell

    In the spring of 1976, Proceedings was making plans to publish a special issue on naval aviation. The office of the Deputy...

  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 12 October 2018

    Corporals Matthew Teutsch, left, and Brett Norman, both combat videographers with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participate in...

  • The Surface Navy’s Training Program Remains an Administrative Nightmare
    By Lieutenant Brendan Cordial, U.S. Navy

    A surface ship’s training officer must print more than 11,000 pages each year to properly document training.

  • Exploit ADS-B for Better Aviation Training
    By Lieutenant Jonathan Messer, U.S. Navy; and Captain Richard Johnson, U.S. Air Force

    The T-6B Texan II has replaced the older, slower T-34 “Tormentors.”

  • Future Captains Must Be Tested
    By Captains Steve Antcliff, Eric Sager, and Gary Montalvo, U.S. Navy

    Then-Commander Gary Montalvo, one of the authors, commands the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN-777) as the...

  • World Naval Developments – More Than a Tanker?
    By Norman Friedman

    The U.S. Navy has selected the Boeing MQ-25 Stingray as its first carrier-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), to operate at least...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

  • Gas Turbines Keep The Surface Navy Moving
    By Edward J. Walsh

  • Swedish Coast Guard a U.S. Partner
    By Jim Dolbow

    The KBV 002 Triton is one of the Swedish Coast Guard’s three multipurpose vessels—the largest ships in its fleet. The...

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  • From Our Archive

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