guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65)

The Fundamental Naval Tactical Problem

By Captain Edmund B. Hernandez, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2022
Every Navy officer must understand and think critically and creatively about the fundamental naval tactical problem: how to apply the elements of naval combat to “attack effectively first.”

Was It Worth It?

By Dan Caldwell
November 2022
The answer to the question—Was it worth it?—may be different for veterans who served in different places, eras, and conflicts.
Sea Cadets

Sea Cadets: Building Sailors and Citizens

By Rear Admiral Andrew Lennon, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2022
For six decades, Sea Cadets has been a training ground for young men and women, helping them develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to become productive, responsible citizens.

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November 2022
A group of U.S. Marines, a mix of men and women all wearing full camouflage, look intently at their instructor during self-defense combat training at an unknown location.

The Black Sea: A Unique Place

By Captain Don Walsh, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2022
If there are war activities in the region, Turkey may prohibit passage of military vessels of any of the combatants.

The Marine Band

By A. Denis Clift
November 2022
In these edited Proceedings excerpts, Marine Lieutenant Colonel Edwin N. McClellan details how the Marine Corps band came to be.
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Bulldogs Away

By Ralph G. Francisco
November 2022
2022 Naval Institute-CIMSEC Fiction Contest Winner—First Prize. New USN missile boats desperately try to engage approaching Chinese landing forces.
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)

Exit Music

By Ben Plotkin
November 2022
2022 Naval Institute-CIMSEC Fiction Contest Winner—Second Prize. In a future second Battle of Leyte Gulf, an Artificial Intelligence commander orders the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group to take almost ...

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