CEO Notes

October 2021
October is our annual focus on the submarine force and antisubmarine warfare. The tradition continues this month, as we salute the Silent Service.

Invest in Asymmetry

By Commander Clint Christofk, U.S. Navy
October 2021
China is likely to continue developing A2/AD capabilities to pit its strength against a U.S. critical vulnerability: the targetability of surface platforms that can be ranged from China.

Every Marine a Lifesaver

By Gunnery Sergeant Andrew Guthart, U.S. Marine Corps
October 2021
Enlisted Prize Essay Contest—Second Prize, Sponsored by the U.S. Naval Institute. Marines could be better prepared to meet medical emergencies with standardized training.

Use Emerging Technology For ASW

By Captain Walker Mills, U.S. Marine Corps, and Lieutenant Commanders Collin Fox, Dylan Phillips-Levine, and Trevor Phillips-Levine, U.S. Navy
October 2021
The Navy needs innovative antisubmarine platforms to defend against the growing undersea threat.

Naval Integration Requires a New Mind-set

By Captain Carmen Degeorge, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander Nathaniel Shick, U.S. Navy, and Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Wilson And Majors Chad Buckel And Brian Jaquith, U.S. Marine Corps
October 2021
The Sea Services must evolve their communications and cultures to act as one.
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Learn To Say No

By Lieutenant James Martin, U.S. Coast Guard
October 2021
Communication is crucial in any relationship, but especially so for a junior commanding officer managing a relationship with an operational command.

Use Bioluminescence to Own the ASW Night

By Commander Rob Brodie, U.S. Navy, and Rear Admiral T. Q. Donaldson V, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2021
While night-vision devices have been used mainly for land warfare, the possible use of low-light sensors at sea is compelling, when the night is dark and the ocean luminous.

Expanding the Conception of National Security

By Lieutenant Colonel Scott Cooper, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
October 2021
U.S. national security can no longer be defined predominantly in hard-power terms. Strategic competition with Russia and China is playing out aggressively in other domains.

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