Proceedings Editor-in-Chief Bill Hamblet

From the Editor’s Desk

March 2020
From the Editor’s Desk We decided to try a few new things in this year’s International Navies Issue. Long-time readers will recognize “The Commanders Respond” section (pp. 32–48). Every year ...
Hunt for Red October

CEO Notes

March 2020
International Members While we are the U.S. Naval Institute, we have long welcomed international members, and we consider them key to our success and impact. Approximately 5 percent of our ...

Comment & Discussion

March 2020
Naval Intelligence Must Relearn Its Own Navy (See C. Nelson and E. Pedersen, pp. 58–62, February 2020) As a former surface warfare officer turned information warfare professional, I could not ...
3 buckets

The Three Buckets

By Captain Carl Meuser, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2020
When they join the Navy, everyone is issued three buckets: Experience, Knowledge, and Luck.
Overworked sailors have less time for recreational activity

Personal Health Is Not Expendable

By Petty Officer First Class Andrew Newsome, U.S. Navy
March 2020
The biggest problem is the lack of regard toward service members’ mental and physical health. If something does not change soon, the Navy will lose many dedicated sailors to fatigue ...
General George Washington, shown resigning his commission

Humility Is for Leaders

By Lieutenant Commander Steven R. Moffitt, U.S. Navy
March 2020
Humility is not the first characteristic that comes to mind when conjuring images of history’s greatest military leaders.
A Marine Corps corporal at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, places a 3-D printed part inside a sinter to bake and fuse.

The MEU Needs Additive Manufacturing

By Captain Thomas D. Milroy, U.S. Marine Corps
March 2020
The MEU’s capabilities and readiness to respond to situations across the range of military operations must be maintained. AM can give the MEU a competitive advantage by becoming the centerpiece ...
A hydrographic survey ship uses a multibeam sonar seafloor mapping system.

Mapping the World Ocean Seafloor

By Don Walsh
March 2020
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), only 10 percent of the 140 million square miles of the planet’s seafloor has been “adequately mapped.”
Ships of Destroyer Squadron 11 lost on the rocks at Honda Point in 1923

Chaos at the Devil’s Jaw

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2020
On a foggy night in 1923, the USS Delphy (DD-261) and six other destroyers in her squadron were lost—the worst disaster in U.S. Navy history at that time.
Bill Clinton PLS

Looking Beyond the Military for Leadership Growth

By Captain Chris Flaherty, U.S. Navy; Lieutenant Colonel Jeannette Haynie, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve; Lieutenant Commander Matt Driskill, U.S. Navy; Lieutenant Commander Tom Huntley, U.S. Coast Guard; and Lieutenant Ben Maddox, U.S. Navy
March 2020
Midcareer Sea Service officers should seek leadership lessons outside of the military.

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