CEO Notes

December 2022
As the Naval Institute prepares to celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2023, we are reminded that the Institute has been through many periods of global change.

To Defend, Not Define, in a Democracy

By Captain Randolph M. Brooks, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2022
Do military personnel such as Marine Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller have the right under the First Amendment to criticize their government—like all U.S. citizens?

Promote Job-Driven Education

By Petty Officer Second Class Rachael Shively, U.S. Navy
December 2022
The Navy should weigh promotions more heavily toward practical knowledge and skills, not toward degrees that have no relation to the job at hand.
Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard participants

Wargame Maritime COIN

By Lesley Wilhelm
December 2022
Insufficient attention has been paid to gaming possible ways of countering China’s harassment of Southeast Asian allies and partners below the threshold of violence.
ADM Meyer

‘Aegis to Sea’

By A. Denis Clift
December 2022
Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer recalls his time as weapons system manager, Advanced Surface Missile System (Aegis), Naval Ordnance System Command in his oral history.

Asked & Answered

December 2022
The American Battle Monuments Commission operates and maintains 26 permanent American military cemeteries on foreign soil. How many have you visited, and which visit was your most memorable?
Seaplane cartoon

Splash Twelve

By Tyler E. Totten
December 2022
2022 Naval Institute-CIMSEC Fiction Contest 3rd Prize Winner. A U.S. Navy convoy comes under attack in the South China Sea, and a squadron of seaplane fighters strikes back.

Why Midshipmen Must Study History

By Tom McCarthy
December 2022
Future naval officers must understand U.S. and global history to lead effectively in the fleet. This is what the U.S. Naval Academy is doing to meet that imperative.

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