warfighter series

CEO Notes

March 2022
Using the Jack C. Taylor Conference center to further our mission, with a new lecture series for midshipmen.
The Wilmington (PG-8)

Gunboat Diplomacy Demands a Gun

By Lieutenant Commander Brian Hayes, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
March 2022
The reason that naval presence operations fail to deter aggressive Russian and Chinese behavior is simple: the presence of U.S. warships is not backed by a credible threat of force.

Reinvigorate Risk

By Lieutenant Commander Alan Cummings, U.S. Navy Reserve
March 2022
To succeed in great power competition, the United States must manipulate adversaries’ risk.
the USS Coates (DE-685

My American and Navy Story

By Chief Warrant Officer Douglas S. Earle Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2022
As a proud African American retired Navy warrant officer, I have wanted to tell my story for several years but kept putting it off.
A Marine Corps MV-22 from Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268

U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hammond III, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
March 2022
Overall, 2021 was a year of change that witnessed important milestones in shifting the ship’s rudder and placing the Marine Corps on course toward the Commandant’s objective force.
crew members from the USCGC Maple (WLB-207)

U.S. Coast Guard in Review

By Joe DiRenzo and David Boyd
March 2022
In 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard continued the significant operational tempo it has seen over the past few years, both within the United States and overseas.
F-35C Lightning II,

Naval Aviation and Weapons in Review

By Commander Guy “Bus” Snodgrass, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2022
With a clear-eyed view of the challenges in the maritime domain, Navy planners continue to make incremental improvements throughout the naval aviation enterprise.

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