Proceedings Magazine - November 2018 Vol. 144/11/1,389

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  • Trust in Commanding Officers Is Not in Freefall
    By Captain James L. Storm, U.S. Navy

  • Charting a Course: Stop the Erosion of Command
    Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Authority in command is supposed to be absolute, but over time commanding officers’ authority has...

  • Don’t Build a New U.S. Patrol Craft—Buy a German One
    By Lieutenants Colin Barnard and Ian Sundstrom, U.S. Navy

    The German Navy has retired its Gepard-class patrol craft (shown) in favor of larger missile corvettes. But the...

  • Command Has Not Been Eroded
    By Lieutenant Commander Catherine A. B. Reppert, U.S. Navy

    In the November 2018 Proceedings, CAPT Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired) wrote of an...

  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 30 November 2018

    U.S. Marines with Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and Marine Forces Pacific render honors during a repatriation ceremony in Betio...

  • The Marine Corps Must Locate, Close With, and Destroy Stress
    By Gunnery Sergeant Miguel Zeran, U.S. Marine Corps

  • The Navy Needs a New Engine of Innovation
    Captain Terry Pierce, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies Group...

  • Editor's Page

    The November Proceedings is our annual Marine Corps-focused issue, corresponding with the Corps’ birthday. I recently had two wonderful opportunities to speak with Marine audiences. The first was an invitation to talk to the...

  • CEO Notes: Happy 243rd Birthday U.S. Marine Corps
    Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    Happy 243rd Birthday U.S. Marine Corps

    It is fitting that the November issue of Proceedings focuses on the Marine Corps every year. Happy birthday, Marines! Two new Marines recently joined our Editorial Board. LtCol Eric Reid is...

  • Comment & Discussion

    Handling the Zumwalt-class Destroyer

    (See J. Lillie, pp. 70-72, October 2018)

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  • Build a Corvette with a Hornet’s Sting
    By Lieutenant Colonel Steve Waugh, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

  • Master of None: The Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer Career Path Must Change
    By Commander Matthew Phillips, U.S. Navy

  • Enable Cyber Action at Sea
    By Chief Boatswain’s Mate Phillip Null, U.S. Coast Guard

  • TwitterX: A Secure Social Media Application for Naval Special Warfare
    By Lieutenant Commander Reed A. Kitchen, U.S. Navy

  • China Has Learned the Value of Amphibious Operations
    By Brigadier General William J. Bowers, U.S. Marine Corps, and Dr. Christopher D. Yung

    Soldiers prepare U.S.-made tanks for the Nationalist retreat to Taiwan during the 1949 Civil War. (From the...

  • Now Hear This: Who Will Be Ready to Fight?
    Captain Robert A. Erbetta, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)

    Initiatives such as the Navy Community Service Program link service member volunteers with their communities...

  • Now Hear This: The Navy Must Prioritize Mine Warfare
    Captain Edmund B. Hernandez, U.S. Navy

    Operating mine countermeasure UUVs, like the Mark 18...

  • Leadership Forum: Eliminate Retirement As A Misconduct Sanctuary
    Major Rafiel D. Warfield, U.S. Marine Corps

    U.S. taxpayers often pay for the benefits of retired military officers who have been...

  • Professional Notes: Time for a New in-Water Ship Repair Strategy
    Master Chief, Master Diver Jon Klukas, U.S. Navy

    Construction Mechanic Second Class Steve Fenske, left,...

  • Professional Notes: Develop Leadership Through Writing
    Lieutenant Matthew A. Stroup, U.S. Navy

    Many junior officers are reluctant to take on the challenge of...

  • Prussian Leadership Development for the U.S. Navy
    By Lieutenant C. R. Harris, U.S. Navy

    A Prussian officer on horseback with a foot soldier. (Alamy)

  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 21 November 2018

    Chief Religious Program Specialist John Dillard, from Montgomery, Alabama, salutes during a burial-at-sea ceremony on board the USS ...

  • What the Lull in Aircraft Carrier Deployments Means
    By Lieutenant Commander Tony Kochanski, U.S. Navy Reserve

    Earlier this year the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) entered Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for intermediate-level maintenence. (U.S. Navy...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . Take Care of Your Chaplains
    Major Nicholas Nethery, U.S. Army

    They have chosen a different path, but chaplains need leadership, mentoring, and...

  • Learn from the Fleet Ballistic Missile Program
    By Brian C. Russell

    Navy scientist Charles Miller and mathemetician Jessica Hildebrand perform pre-flight checks on a modular, UAV-mounted chemical, biological,...

  • Tactical Units Need Better Cyber Support
    By Commander Andrew Thaeler, U.S. Navy

    Since U.S. Cyber Command (CyberCom) was established in 2009, most of its effort has focused on building out...

  • Phase Zero Recon Reduce Risk for Crisis Response
    Captain Scott D. Williams, USMC

    With more accurate, up-to-date information, Marine units tasked with emergent humanitarian missions...

  • Eyewitness to Revolution
    By Colonel Richard D. Camp, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    A joint U.S. team was sent to help the Shah...

  • Don’t Inflate the Cyber Threat
    By Major Adam Yang, U.S. Marine Corps

    A lack of public understanding could overinflate the cyber threat and have serious national security implications.

  • Win With The Second Best Weapon
    By Commander Christopher Nelson, U.S. Navy

    (U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive)

    Lessons from Operation Starvation against Japan

  • Book Reviews

    Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict

    Eli Berman, Joseph H. Felter, and Jacob N. Shapiro. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press...

  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 16 November 2018

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 11 Sailors and NASA personnel during an underway recovery test with the USS John P. Murtha...

  • From the Deckplates: Smooth the Transition to Freshwater
    Petty Officer Second Class Maximo J. Diaz-Rolon, U.S. Coast Guard

    The Coast Guard must do more to prepare its people for...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . Rename the Coast Guard Districts
    Commander Jim Hotchkiss, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

    The Coast Guard’s current naming system for district commands is obsolete. The service should rename district commands to reflect their geographical areas of responsibility.

  • David Rosenberg: 'Oveseasmanship' Pioneer
    Donald M. Bishop

    Dave Rosenberg, with a Native American bonnet in one hand and a Filipino hat...

  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 9 November 2018

    Ship's Serviceman Second Class Marquise Ball, from Norfolk, Virginia, reaches for the national ensign to shift colors as the guided-...

  • Professional Notes: Send Surface Warfare Officers Up Geiger Ridge
    Captain Thomas Dickson, U.S. Army

    Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert B. Neller speaks to Marines, sailors, and...

  • Professional Notes: Leadership Lessons from Nuclear Prototype
    Lieutenant Phoebe Kotlikoff, U.S. Navy

    Senior enlisted leaders teach the fundamentals of firefighting and damage control to...

  • World Naval Developments: China's Imports Could Decide a Future Conflict
    Norman Friedman

    Russia has been the world’s largest wheat exporter for the past two years, as it was in the years prior to 1914—before the Soviets wrecked Russian agriculture. This has current naval relevance because sea power is about the reality...

  • Combat Fleets
    Eric Wertheim

    The Canadian Navy...

  • Oceans: Sea-Level Rise and Disappearing Nations
    Captain Don Walsh, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Experts estimate that sea-...

  • Lest We Forget: Tales of Chesty: 'He Was a Character'
    A. Denis Clift

    Then-Lieutenant Colonel “Chesty” Puller (center) on Guadalcanal in 1942....

  • From Our Archive

    “Minds are like parachutes—they only function when open.”

    Thomas Dewar (1864–1930)


  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 2 November 2018

    Explosives are detonated during the NATO-led Exercise Trident Juncture 18 joint-capability demonstration near Byneset, Norway on 30...


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