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CEO Notes

June 2022
On 11 May, we held the Naval Institute’s 149th Annual Meeting—our first in-person annual meeting in three years and our first at the new Jack C. Taylor Conference Center.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet

Don’t Buy Warships (Yet)

By First Lieutenant David Alman, Alabama Air National Guard
June 2022
General Prize Essay Contest—First Prize, Sponsored by Andrew and Barbara Taylor. The Navy should focus on weapon procurement in the near term.

Keep War Confined to the ‘Seas’

By Captain Sam Tangredi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2022
General Prize Essay Contest, Third Prize. Sponsored by Andrew and Barbara Taylor. U.S. forces should reorient to confine conflict with China to the maritime, space, and cyber global commons.

The Navy’s STEM Diversity Problem

By Lieutenant Commanders Dusty McKinney and Patrick Rumsey, U.S. Navy
June 2022
Diversity & Inclusion Essay Contest—First Prize sponsored by Raytheon Technologies. The high STEM degree requirement for officers conflicts with the service’s diversity goal.
author’s team in Iraq

Trust Starts on the Deckplates

By Lieutenant Commander Brian M. Harrington, U.S. Navy
June 2022
Leadership Essay Contest-Third Prize. Sponsored by Dr. J. Phillip London Today’s division officers and department heads must foster a culture of trust and lead with confidence and initiative.

Look Before You Leap

By Nicholas A. Lambert
June 2022
A global wheat shortage and soaring food prices will bring pressure on the U.S. administration to use naval forces in the Black Sea.
Federal Police

A First-Generation Sailor

By Lieutenant (j.g.) Octavio Barranco, U.S. Navy
June 2022
Fear that their undocumented parents will be deported while they are deployed is detrimental to the warfighter mentality service members must embody.

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