Ten Seconds to Live or Die

By Captain William R. Daly, U.S. Navy
December 2018
“The difference between a good officer and a poor one is about ten seconds…” Commodore Arleigh Burke, 1943

DoD Needs a Joint Cyber Red Team

By Lieutenant Commander Adam Sinsel, U.S. Navy
December 2018
As cyber security becomes a bigger part of warfare, the Department of Defense requires more cyber red teams, including a joint cyber red team.

Navy Should Absorb Army's Peacekeeping Institute

By Greg Olsen
December 2018
Secretary of the Army Mark Esper reportedly has recommended eliminating the Army War College’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI). The purported reason is that under the new National Defense ...

From the Deckplates: Who Needs Women?

By Petty Officer Second Class Amanda Bednarchick, U.S. Coast Guard
December 2018
Because women leave the Coast Guard earlier in their careers than men, their representation in senior enlisted leadership positions is much smaller than that of men. More women in leadership ...

Every Marine Is NOT an Advisor

By Major Rafiel Deon Warfield, U.S. Marine Corps
December 2018
Despite its years of experience, the Corps continues to struggle to develop a coherent and effective way to identify, train, and employ advisors. It has made significant strides. It institutionalized ...

The Navy Needs an Autonomy Project Office

By Captain Sharif Calfee, U.S. Navy
December 2018
A dedicated office autonomy office could coordinate R&D efforts and focus on delivering prototypes of autonomous unmanned systems to the fleet. The Navy must embark on a major reorganization similar ...

Autonomous Unmanned Systems Give Amphibious Assault an Edge

By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Scott C. Truver
December 2018
One of the most rapidly growing areas of innovative technology adoption by the U.S. military involves unmanned systems (UxS). The expanding use of military UxS is creating strategic, operational, and ...

Naval Intelligence’s Lost Decade

By Commander Wolf Melbourne, U.S. Navy
December 2018
Part of the Information Warfare Community for nearly ten years, naval intelligence has yet to exploit cutting-edge information technology. Naval intelligence needs to acquire and field cutting-edge systems that will ...

Realistic Trauma Training Hones Surgical Teams

By Captains John D. Malone, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Mitchell Dukovich, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired); Captain Tuan N. Hoang, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy; and Kit Lavell
December 2018
Survival rates from combat wounds in Afghanistan and Iraq over the past 17 years exceed those of all previous wars. The reasons are multiple, but a major contributor is rapid ...

Study the Past To Win Today

By Lieutenant Commander Jason A. Fite, U.S. Navy
December 2018
Retired Navy Captain Wayne P. Hughes’ classic work, Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat, can teach young officers how to fight and win.

Honor Cannot Be Divided

By Midshipman First Class Noah Johnston, U.S. Navy
December 2018
At the U.S. Naval Academy, midshipmen are “imbued with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty.” There are many cases, however, of midshipmen who have committed honor and conduct ...

CEO Notes

By Vice Admiral Pete Daly, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2018
“The power to inform, convene, and inspire” campaignI’m proud to announce that the Naval Institute has launched our first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign to celebrate nearly a century and a ...

Comment & Discussion

December 2018
A photo of the USS Thresher (SSN-593) taken through the periscope of the USS Hardhead (SS-365) off Rhode Island as the Thresher sailed for Portsmouth Navy Yard in fall 1962. ...

Security Cooperation for the 21st Century

By Representative Jim Banks (R-IN)
December 2018
The DoD must sharpen foreign security cooperation processes. Policies for this critical area need to be updated to reflect current business processes, and then fine-tuned to ensure the appropriate requirements ...

Book Reviews

December 2018
The Marines, Counterinsurgency, and Strategic Culture: Lessons Learned and Lost in America’s WarsJeannie L. Johnson. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018. 324 pp. Biblio. Index. $36.95.Reviewed by Major Barret ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
December 2018
The USS Indiana (SSN-789), joined the fleet on 29 September, Ukraine’s navy launched its first locally designed and built 79-foot Centaur-class assault boat, and Her Majesty’s Papua New Guinea Ship ...

From Our Archive

December 2018
“There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” Gen. James H. Doolittle (1896–1993)At 15, U.S. Coast Guard Seaman Second Class Gerald W. Haddon was a veteran of ...

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