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CEO Notes

March 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.
Concept art showing the General Atomics–Aeronautical Systems Liberty Lifter

Liberty Lifter Set For Take-off

By Brian O'Rourke
March 2023
DARPA announced in February that it has selected teams from General Atomics and Aurora Flight Sciences to develop concept designs for the agency’s Liberty Lifter Seaplane wing-in-ground effect full-scale demonstrator.

The Coast Guard Is Missing from Mahan

By Lieutenant Commander Ryan Clark, U.S. Coast Guard
March 2023
As the United States refocuses on great power competition and reevaluates its maritime strategy, it must consider the critical duties of the U.S. Coast Guard, even if Mahan did not.
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and a Los Angeles–class fast-attack submarine

Strategy by Other Means

By Lieutenant Commander Aaron Marchant, U.S. Navy
March 2023
General Prize Essay Contest—Second Prize, Sponsored by Andrew and Barbara Taylor. The Navy must craft a strategy that matches military means with political ends.
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Fighting When the Network Dies

By Captain Sam J. Tangredi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2023
General Prize Essay Contest—Third Prize, Sponsored by Andrew and Barbara Taylor. To beat a technological near-peer in a future war, the Navy will need a reserve “analog” fleet.

Acey Deucey Can Teach Military Strategy

By Captain Robert C. Rubel, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2023
Acey Deucey is a variant of backgammon that has been played in the Sea Services since the early 1900s. It is a competitive game that combines luck and strategy.
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

U.S. Navy in Review

By Robert Holzer and Dmitry Filipoff
March 2023
The authors review 2022 with a focus on the critical new systems, capabilities, and concepts the Navy is developing and has deployed in recent years—or is close to fielding.

U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Lieutenant Colonels James W. Hammond III and John T. Quinn II, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
March 2023
In early May 2022, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David H. Berger, released the second update to March 2020’s Force Design 2030.
Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard in Review

By Joe DiRenzo and David Boyd
March 2023
With new leadership came a new vision, a new strategy, and a sense of excitement. Admiral Fagan released Commandant’s Intent 2022, noting, “Tomorrow looks different. So will we."
A commanding officer speaks to his crew during an all-hands meeting

Fine-Tune the FITREP

By Lieutenant Commander Mark Riebel, U.S. Navy
March 2023
The Navy too often sees the effect of its reluctance to count the crew’s wisdom in its fitness reporting system.
Sailors participate in an Apex Legends competition

Gamified Learning Can Be Effective

By Lieutenant Colonel Daniel J. Finkenstadt, U.S. Air Force, and Erik Helzer
March 2023
It should not be surprising that the Department of Defense (DoD) is exploring the potential of “gamified learning” to enhance education in fields such as foreign language study.
courage is the foundation of the Sea Services

Sea Is for Courage

By Midshipman Second Class Freda Smit, U.S. Navy
April 2023
Unlike weapons and platforms, courage is not tangible, but it is equally critical to the Sea Services’ strength as a fighting force.

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