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The Annual Naval Review

By Bill Hamblet
May 2021
In addition to the Naval Review—a recap of the past year in the Sea Services—the May issue of Proceedings contains the three General Prize Essay Contest winners.

CEO Notes

May 2021
The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually on 19 May at 4:00 pm EDT. Likewise, the 2021 WEST Conference will take place virtually on 29 and 30 June.

U.S. Navy in Review

By Robert D. Holzer and Scott C. Truver
May 2021
In the past year, the U.S. Navy battled the COVID-19 pandemic, weathered senior leadership upheavals, responded to tragedy at home, and protected U.S. maritime interests worldwide.
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U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hammond III, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
May 2021
For the Marine Corps, 2020 was defined by both the COVID-19 pandemic and the initiation of Commandant of the Marine Corps General David H. Berger’s decisions for “sweeping changes."
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U.S. Coast Guard in Review

By Joe DiRenzo and David Boyd
May 2021
A record hurricane season, renewed focus on the Arctic and counternarcotics, vessel construction, even greater emphasis on professional development, COVID-19, and a continued focus on diversity efforts.

Naval Aviation and Weapons in Review

By Commander Guy “Bus” Snodgrass, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2021
The past few years have borne witness to significant headwinds for the Naval Aviation Enterprise: cost overruns, program shortfalls, leadership challenges, and more.
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Information Sources

May 2021
Sources of information for U.S. Navy, Military, and Maritime Agencies, Associations, Conferences and Exhibitions, the Naval Institute Foundation, and the U.S. Naval Institute.
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Cultivate an Age of Sail Culture

By First Lieutenant Andrew S. Benn, U.S. Marine Corps
May 2021
Decentralized control—necessitated by the lack of communications technology and the global theater—was fundamental to naval operations during the Age of Sail
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Book Reviews

May 2021
Experts review Three Wise Men, The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster, Race of Aces, and other new and noteworthy books.

‘I am a Survivor’

By A. Denis Clift
May 2021
An anonymous letter to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, dated 16 March 1944 and excerpted here, was included in Vice Admiral Felix Johnson’s 1976 Naval Institute oral history.
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Asked & Answered

May 2021
What is the most underappreciated rating or military occupational specialty in your service, or which one that no longer exists should be brought back?
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The New Maritime Space Officer

By Vice Admiral Brian B. Brown, U.S. Navy
May 2021
The Navy has established a formal maritime space officer designator. This small but important specialty will be part of the Navy’s information warfare community.

The U.S. Naval Institute is a private, self-supporting, not-for-profit professional society that publishes Proceedings as part of the open forum it maintains for the Sea Services. The Naval Institute is not an agency of the U.S. government; the opinions expressed in these pages are the personal views of the authors.