CEO Notes

CEO Notes

April 2023
Save the Date! This year’s Naval Institute Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 10 May 2023, at the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center in Annapolis.

Fight for Integration

By Gunnery Sergeant Anton Arifaj, U.S. Marine Corps
April 2023
In the post–war on terrorism years, service members’ ability to coexist and build camaraderie has been tested.

Was the Thresher Ready for Sea?

By Captain Jim Bryant, U.S. Navy (Retired), Captain Frederick Best, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired), Commander Ron Ricci, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired), Steve Walsh, and Nick Wulfekuhle
April 2023
Since 2017, a volunteer research team has been studying the Thresher incident, but little information was available until recently.
The USS Freedom (LCS-1) and Independence (LCS-2)

Time to Scrap LCS

By Lieutenant Anthony Carrillo, U.S. Navy   
April 2023
LCS has failed to live up to expectations; been costly in terms of money, material, and manning; and lacks a post-retirement mission.

Lead Like a Coach

By Lieutenant Commander Dusty McKinney, U.S. Navy
April 2023
Junior officers can take leadership notes from youth sports coaches for earning trust, developing their teams, and cultivating young leaders.

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