Every week, the Proceedings Podcast covers a wide range of topics and brings the pages of Proceedings and Naval History to life.  


Join the Editor-in-Chief of Proceedings, Bill Hamblet, and Editor-in-Chief of Naval History, Eric Mills, as they host a variety of Proceedings and Naval History authors and naval leaders “in the know” to discuss issues facing the Sea Services and explore the latest trending topics and stories from USNI News. 


Whether you're a history major at the U.S. Naval Academy, or you just want to broaden your knowledge base, the best Naval History editions sponsored by the William M. Wood foundation are great for anyone looking to add naval history to their media diet. Join Naval History Editor-in-Chief Eric Mills as he dives into Naval History articles, offers first-person accounts, and discuss well known and not so well known events in naval history to help inform opinions by understanding naval historical context.


Episode 11 - CAPT Kevin Eyer on the LCS

18 December 2018

In this episode of the Proceedings Podcast, Bill and Ward are joined by Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired),  surface warfare expert, to talk about the state of the Littoral Combat Ship in the wake of the recent CRS report on the program.

Episode 10 - Mishap in the WestPac

05 December 2017

In this episode Bill calls into Beach Hall from Newport, RI to chat with Ward about the findings from the C-2 mishap in WestPac, the U.S. Naval Institute Defense Forum Washington, transgender troops, and more.

Episode 9 - Risqué Skywriting and the Future of SWO Training

28 November 2017

Bill and Ward discuss the fallout from the Growler sky writing incident over Washington state, and the future of SWO training. Call-in guest is Commander Tom UllmerU.S. Navy, the current Naval Institute fellow and former Gator ship CO.

Episode 7 - Fat Leonard

07 November 2017

USNI News editor Sam LaGrone joins Bill Hamblet and Ward Carroll in the studio to talk about current events including the latest surrounding the budget and "Fat Leonard" scandal.

Episode 6 - LT Jarrod Suess, USN

31 October 2017

Ward Carroll and Bill Hamblet analyze the U.S. Navy's report on the Fitzgerald and McCain collisions at sea, review some features from the November issue of Proceedings, and chat with SEAL Lieutenant Jarrod Suess, U.S. Navy, about the books he carried into combat.

Episode 3 - Too Many SWOs per Ship

09 October 2017

In episode 3 of the Proceedings Podcast, Bill and Ward invite their first guest into the studio: Lieutenant Brendan Cordial, U.S. Navy, a surface warfare officer who wrote an article in the March issue titled, "Too Many SWOs Per Ship." Lieutenant Cordial offers some ideas on improvements for the fleet.