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Editor's Page

By Captain Bill Hamblet, U.S. Navy (Retried), Editor-in-Chief
February 2019
This month’s focus is on cyber warfare, and many of the feature articles are fruits of the Naval Institute’s Cyber Essay Contest.
February 1969 Proceedings Cover

Where We Were

By A. Denis Clift
February 2019
February 1919 Proceedings—In his lead essay, Institute President Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, U.S. Navy (Ret.), wrote, “One of the functions of the Naval Institute is to present the ...
Professional portrait of Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Retired)

CEO Notes

By Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Ret.), CEO and Publisher
February 2019
We hope to see you at WEST 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center, 13–15 February. This year's topic is 'Sharpening the Competitive Edge: Are We Ready to Compete, Deter, ...
Commanding Officer of the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) standing on the bridge.

Captain, Get Some Sleep!

By Captain John Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2019
Culturally, the Navy must embrace the idea that sleep is a necessity—especially for commanding officers.
Machinist Mate 2nd Class Dezmond Twymon of the USS Porter (DDG-78) patches a ruptured pipe during the Porter’s damage control olympics in 2018

Focus on the Main Tasks

By Rear Admiral Leonard Picotte and Captain Keith Larson, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2019
It is paramount that commanding officers have enough experience at sea before assuming command.
Map showing the island of Sumatra

How the NYPD Can Help Fight Terrorism in Indonesia

By Lieutenant Colonel Alexander L. Carter, U.S. Army
February 2019
In New York City, there are fairly advanced and matured capabilities employed by that city’s law enforcement agency (NYPD) that could be shared with Jakarta, specifically through technical assistance and ...
Craig Trent, commanding officer of USS Porter (DDG-78), addresses the crew during an all-hands call, Jan. 13, 2019.

Leaders Need a Game Plan

By Vice Admiral Albert H. Konetzni Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2019
We all need a game plan to maximize our effectiveness in life. We do better when we know that our lives are planned, when we know how to control a ...
Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships USS Pioneer (MCM-9) and USS Patriot (MCM-7) underway in the Sea of Japan

Don’t Kill the Navy Mine Countermeasures Triad

By Captain Edmund B. Hernandez, U.S. Navy
February 2019
Ultimately, decommissioning the MCM triad will bring an end to another era in the tortured history of Navy mine warfare, historically a low priority in maritime warfighting. Fortunately, the coming ...

Talking About My Generation—and the LCS

By Midshipman Connor Coleman, U.S. Navy
February 2019
The LCS affords junior officers to be assigned far more bridge time than their peers get on larger ships, it is well-suited for convoy protection, and it can be very ...
LTJG Lindsey Westfall looks through binoculars on the bridge aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) as the ship pulls into Salalah, Oman.

Recent Improvements to SWO Training Are Not Enough

By Midshipman Paul Kenney, U.S. Navy
February 2019
Many improvements have been made to surface warfare officer training since the tragic 2017 ship collisions, but they haven't gone far enough, especially for prospective surface warfare officers who are ...
The Golden Thirteen posing in full dress on a stairway.

Fighting To Serve

By Lieutenant Commander Taj D. King, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy
February 2019
The first African American sailors blazed a trail for future sailors of color to serve in the U.S. Navy
Composite of Sergeant Major Horton as a gunnery sergeant at Camp LeJeune and after his retirement from active duty

An Elder's Story

By Sergeant Major John L. Horton, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
February 2019
Sergeant Major Horton enlisted in the Marine Corps in the late 1950s. Despite facing segregation and discrimination, he persevered and found adventure, opportunity, and heritage.
U.S. Navy Honor Guard from Misawa, Japan, marches in the 2015 Aomori Ten City Parade in Mutsu, Japan

Correct the Navy's Character Problem

By Lieutenant Commander James J. “Jake” Moore and Lieutenant Commander Michael Silver, U.S. Navy
February 2019
The Navy should strengthen the character side of the Navy Leadership Development Framework to eradicate “goal sickness” and address long-term retention of young leaders.

Book Reviews

February 2019
On Desperate Ground: The Marines at the Reservoir, The Korean War's Greatest Battle by Hampton Sides, In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown ...
Surface port bow view of the ROKS Nojeokbong (LST-689) pierside for her commissioning

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
February 2019
South Korea’s Navy took delivery of the tank landing ship Nojeokbong on 21 November 2018. The LST, expected to enter service in 2019, is the fourth and final unit of ...
Instructor at the Army’s Florida Ranger Camp conducting a lecture on survival and military operations in swamp and jungle areas on 6 February 1962.

From Our Archive

February 2019
Using a flooded swamp as his classroom, an instructor at the Army’s Florida Ranger Camp conducts a lecture on survival and military operations in swamp and jungle areas on 6 ...

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