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CEO Notes

January 2022
We will kick off 2022 with a Maritime Security Dialogue featuring Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, Commander, Fifth Fleet, followed by a special event at the Coast Guard Academy!
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Waking Up Is Hard to Do

By Anna Donnla O’Hagan
January 2022
Sleep inertia is of particular concern in military operations, where unanticipated events require personnel to awaken unexpectedly and immediately undertake critical decision-making and actions.

Embrace the F-Word

By Captain Roger G. Herbert Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2022
Failure-is-not-an-option pronouncements may be stirring, but they also are unachievable and unhealthy. Without failure, there can be no success.
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Review & Commentary

By Captain John Byron, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2022
Captain John Byron reviews The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War, and Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War

Merrill the Missileer

By A. Denis Clift
January 2022
1934 Naval Academy graduate, future-Captain Grayson Merrill relates his experience as deputy and then head of the Special Design Branch of the Bureau of Aeronautics.
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Asked & Answered

January 2022
Our readers share their most dangerous or harrowing adventures at sea in rough weather, either on a warship, merchant ship, or pleasure craft.
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How the Navy Can Avoid a 21st-Century Gallipoli

By Lieutenant Commanders Trevor Phillips-Levine, Dylan Phillips-Levine, Collin Fox, U.S. Navy; and Captain Walker Mills, U.S. Marine Corps
January 2022
The disastrous ANZAC landing at Gallipoli in April 1915 was attempted after a failed mine countermeasures operation to open the Dardanelles Strait. The U.S. Navy can avoid a similar fate.

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