A graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy in the Class of 1941, Captain Taussig was wounded at Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941 while serving in the USS Nevada (BB-36). In 1949, he graduated from George Washington Law School. From 1952 to 1954, while Senior Instructor in Military Law at the U. S. Naval Academy, he assumed collateral duty as Secretary-Treasurer of the U. S. Naval Institute. After retirement from active duty, he stayed on at the Naval Institute as Executive Secretary for two years. In 1956, he went to Westinghouse Air Arm as Senior Engineer, Advanced Development Engineering; in 1958, he became Corporate Representative, The Raytheon Company. He was Director, Government Relations, Joy Manufacturing Company, when, in 1962, he established Taussig, Tomb & Associates, a consulting and representative firm in Washington, D.C. He is a Director of the Retired Officers Association.

Articles by Joseph Taussig

Pearl Harbor

I Remember Pearl Harbor

By Captain Joseph K Taussig, Jr., U. S. Navy (Retired)
December 1972
The author recalls the fateful morning when he was standing import officer-of-the-deck on board the USS Nevada (BB-36).

The Commanding Officer and the New Uniform Code

By Lieutenant Commander Joseph K. Taussig, Jr., U.S. Navy
October 1951
Many changes in the administration of discipline and justice will be apparent to the Naval Service while the new Uniform Code of Military Justice and the supplementary Manual for Courts-Martial ...

Radar Collisions, and the Rules of the Road

By Lieutenant Commander Joseph K. Taussig, Jr., U. S. Navy
September 1949
The officer of the deck of a vessel equipped with radar is often faced with the necessity of deciding whether or not affirmative action is necessary when an unidentified target ...

Territorial Control And Jurisdiction Over Sea Areas

By Lieutenant Joseph K. Taussig, Jr., U. S. Navy
July 1945
Territorial control and jurisdiction over sea areas constitutes one of the most ancient, yet timely, problems presented in the field of international relations. Much confusion arises from the ambiguous use ...

Naval War-Time Discipline And Rehabilitation

By Vice Admiral J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy
October 1944
We have discussed in previous issues of the Proceedings the methods and procedures of naval courts- martial and the causation of offenses. Our present major topic on the subject of ...