plane

CEO Notes

September 2021
Reflecting on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, and looking forward to the Grand Opening of the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center.
V-22 Osprey

The CVL’s Time Has Come

By Captain Pete Pagano, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2021
The Navy could quickly field a class of CVLs and an air wing at an acceptable cost to meet the challenge of a rising global maritime adversary.
Laptop

Dare to Write

By Major Brian Kerg, U.S. Marine Corps
September 2021
Professional writing is one of the most effective and far-reaching ways military members can lead.
Navy divers

Overhaul Enlisted Warfare Programs

By Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Clark, U.S. Navy
September 2021
Enlisted Prize Essay Contest—First Prize. Sponsored by the U.S. Naval Institute. In the era of great power competition, the Navy needs to change its architecture for warfare specialties.
Tooter Teague and Mad Dog Copeland Chasing MiGs

Smoking MiGs

By Rear Admiral Winston W. “Mad Dog” Copeland, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2021
Naval combat pilots had to think fast and fire faster during intense fire fights over Vietnam.
Cargo Ship

To Convoy or Not to Convoy

By Lieutenant Colin Barnard, U.S. Navy
September 2021
In any conflict in Europe, protecting sea lines of communication will be essential, but the approach must be appropriate to the threat.
Midshipman

The Plebes of 9/11

By Anne-Marie Drew
September 2021
Before that September morning, the Naval Academy Class of 2005 was like most plebe classes.
recruits

50 Years of the Volunteer Force

By Colonel Jeff Peterson, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), with Don Boroughs
September 2021
Fifty years ago this month, President Richard Nixon signed into law the bill that would be the death knell of the draft.
Soldiers, Sailors, & Airmen

Empathy Is Not Sympathy

By Colonel Ryan L. Hill, U.S. Air Force
September 2021
Empathy is the critical people skill that ensures businesses thrive. It enables and enhances the ability to understand, inspire, motivate, and communicate.
aircraft carriers

Blowing Holes in Windshields

By A. Denis Clift
September 2021
In 1964, then–Rear Admiral Strean took command of Carrier Division 2 on board the USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), with additional duties as Commander, Task Force One.
Russian Navy Baltic Fleet ships

ZAPAD 2021 Brief

By Captain Chris Bott, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2021
The Russian Armed Forces just kicked off the year’s largest strategic exercise, ZAPAD 2021. With tensions high, NATO and Scandinavia are paying close attention.

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