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New Episodes

Episode 73: 17 April 2019

VADM Mat Winter, PEO-JSF, talks in-depth about the F-35 program, past and present.

Episode 72: 15 April 2019

CAPT Tal Manvel gives his opinion of the Navy's recent decision to not to refuel CVN-75.

Episode 71: 10 April 2019

The midshipmen leaders of NAFAC talk foreign affairs and their outlook as they're about to enter the fleet.

Episode 70: 5 April 2019

Maj B.A. Friedman, USMCR, talks about where we need to up our amphibious warfare game, including getting the Army involved again.

Episode 69: 26 March 2019

Command Master Chief Bill Houlihan talks with Ward Carroll and Paul Kingsbury about how Navy chiefs need to earn back the trust of their sailors.

Older Episodes

Episode 68: 20 March 2019

Renowned graphic novelist Garth Ennis talks about The Night Witches, published by Dead Reckoning, the graphic novel imprint of the Naval Institute Press.

Episode 67: 15 March 2019

Magnus Nordenman poses 5 questions NATO must answer in the North Atlantic.

Episode 66: 6 March 2019

Captain Cliff Bean, a career cryptologic warfare officer, debates Captain Henry Stephenson, a career naval intelligence officer, on the viability of the Navy’s newest composite warfare commander—the information warfare commander afloat—and whether information warfare community officers should be unrestricted line officers.

Episode 65: 1 March 2019

Master Chief Scott Kelly and retired Captain John Cordle talk about the maintenance lessons learned from the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and USS McCain (DDG-56) collisions and where the fleet is now as a result.

Episode 64: 26 February 2019

ET2 Patrick Fisher, who penned two controversial op-eds for Navy Times in recent years, offers his thoughts on whether the Navy is actually taking action on issues flagged after the collisions-at-sea during the summer of 2017.

Special Report: 22 February 2019

Bill Hamblet, Paul Kingsbury, and Ward Carroll review the highlights of USNI/AFCEA WEST Day 3.

Special Report: 15 February 2019

Bill Hamblet, Paul Kingsbury, and Ward Carroll review the highlights of USNI/AFCEA WEST Day 2 live from San Diego.

Special Report: 14 February 2019

Bill Hamblet, Paul Kingsbury, and Ward Carroll review the highlights of USNI/AFCEA WEST Day 1 live from San Diego.

Episode 63: 31 January 2019

Bill Hamblet and Ward Carroll talk with Retired Captain Trip Barber about how the Navy needs to design the fleet for 2030 and beyond.

Episode 62: 29 January 2019

Bill Bray and Ward Carroll talk with Commander Wolf Melbourne about his prize-winning article "Naval Intelligence's Lost Decade" from the December 2018 issue of Proceedings.

Episode 61: 24 January 2019

Bill Hamblet and Ward Carroll talk with Scot Mobley, author of Progressives in Navy Blue: Maritime Strategy, American Empire, and the Transformation of U.S. Naval Identity, 1873-1898

Episode 60: 17 January 2019

In a special edition of the Podcast from the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium in Crystal City, Virginia, the "Top Guns" of the Surface Navy explain how they train the fleet for the high-end fights of the future.   

Episode 59: 09 January 2019

Brian McGrath talks about his recent USNI Blog article, "To Increase Fleet Lethality, Arm the Amphibs."

Episode 58: 4 January 2019

Retired VADM Barry McCullough talks about the future of the Surface Navy as a preview to this year's SNA convention.

Episode 57: 21 December 2018

Lieutenant Commander Jason Fite, U.S. Navy,  talks about his December Proceedings article, "Study the Past to Win Today." 

Episode 56: 18 December 2018

Commander Brendan Stickles, U.S. Navy,  talks about his recent Blog post "The Price is Wrong"—which explains the military's new Blended Retirement System and the importance of the decision facing service members who joined the military prior to 1 Jan 2018. 

Episode 55: 12 December 2018

Major Rafiel Deon Warfield, U.S. Marine Corps, talks about how the Corps need to create a better screening system for choosing those who train foreign militaries.  

Episode 54: 7 December 2018

Captain Sharif Calfree, U.S. Navy, talks about creating an autonomous program office to fast-track good ideas into fleet capability.

Episode 53: 27 November 2018

Lieutenant Commander Jimmy Drennan, U.S. Navy, (AKA: The Salty Millenial), talks about generational tensions and trends in the Navy, his contributions to the Blog, and feedback from older and younger readers. Also, Fleet Master Chief Paul Kingsbury, U.S. Navy (Retired), new to the Naval Institute staff, makes his first appearance on the show.

Episode 52: 19 November 2018

Brigadier General William Bowers, U.S. Marine Corps, and Dr. Christopher Yung talk about their article in the November issue "China Has Learned the Value of Amphibious Operations."

Episode 51: 16 November 2018

Afshin Molavi, Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, talks about China and the "New Silk Road" and the defense and security implications surrounding it.

Episode 50: 9 November 2018

David Poyer talks about how he writes and his latest effort "Deep War."

Episode 49: 2 November 2018

Lieutenant Commander Graham Scarbro, U.S. Navy Super Hornet pilot, talks about fixing the Navy's air combat adversary problem.

Episode 48: 26 October 2018

First Lieutenant Christian Heller, U.S. Marine Corps, talks about his prize-winning essay on counterintelligence.

Episode 47: 18 October 2018

Tom Cutler from the Naval Institute Press talks about his time in the "brown water" Navy in Vietnam, his job as the Gordon England Chair for Professional Naval Books, and how raw manuscripts become Naval Institute Press books.

Episode 46: 9 October 2018

Former Secretary of the Navy John Lehman talks about winning the Cold War at sea, the 1980s maritime strategy, and his new book Oceans Ventured.

Episode 45: 4 October 4 2018

Coast Guard Academy Cadet Evan Twarog talks about social media and how an idea that took off during Hurricane Harvey has now become fundamental to how the Coast Guard saves lives. His essay won third place in the 2018 Coast Guard Essay Contest and is in the October Proceedings.

Episode 44: 26 September 2018

Captain "Barney" Rubel, U.S. Navy (Retired) discusses his September Proceedings article, "Use Carriers Differently in a High-End Fight."

Episode 43: 12 September 2018

Captain Peter Ryan, U.S. Navy talks about the threat video addiction poses to readiness across the fleet.

Episode 42: 3 September 2018

Major Valerie McGuire, U.S. Marine Corps, on Russia's hybrid warfare threat, including computer hacking.

Episode 41: 28 August 2018

Undersea explorer Robert Kraft describes his team's recent findings of the wrecks of the Lexington, Indianapolis , and Juneau. (For more check out "Paul Allen's Winning Season" in the August issue of Naval History magazine.

Episode 40: The Evolution of Navy Fighting Doctrine

Trent Hone talks Navy fighting doctrine changes at the turn of the 20th Century on how they influenced the outcome of World War II. Trent is the author of "Learning War," which was just published by the Naval Institute Press.

Episode 39: 23 August 2018

Major Nick Nethery, U.S. Army, discusses what's needed for the next generation of urban combat from his article "Prepare to Fight in Megacities," which appears in the August Proceedings.

Episode 38: August 10, 2018

Lieutenant Katie Davidson, U.S. Navy, talks about how junior officers must help fix SWO training. 

Episode 37: August 2, 2018

Acting MCPON Russell Smith, U.S. Navy, talks morale, manpower, and career paths.

Episode 36: 26 July 2018

Petty Officer Second Class Erica Rands-Howard, U.S. Coast Guard, talks about her experiences as a brand new member of a cutter crew when she worked "double 4-to-8" watches, which broke her more than breaking her in.

Episode 35: 19 July 2018

Don Walsh talks about diving to 36,000 feet in the Marianas Trench and other amazing adventures he had as one of the first "hydronauts" in the early '60s.

Episode 34: 11 July 2018

August Cole, writer and futurist, calls into the Proceedings Podcast to talk about "Automated Valor," his short work of fiction that was exclusively published in the May issue of Proceedings and a host of other topics including the future of warfighting and military procurement.

Episode 33: 30 June 2018

Fred Rainbow, longtime Proceedings Editor-in-chief, looks back on his Naval Institute career on the eve of his retirement.

Episode 32: 28 June 2018

Captain James McGrath, U.S. Navy, calls into the show from the Naval War College to discuss his article in the June Proceedings titled "Would Nimitz Win a Midway Today?" McGrath talks about relative shipbuilding capacity and how Roosevelt made it happen in the '30 and how it can't happen today.

Episode 31: 20 June 2018

Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, U.S. Navy (Retired) calls into the Proceedings Podcast to discuss his recent article in the magazine titled "It's Not Just the Forward Deployed," which outlines his issues with the Comprehensive Review written following the two collisions at sea last summer that killed 17 sailors.

Episode 30: 12 June 2018

Professor James Holmes of the Naval War College calls into the show to discuss the "five faces of Chinese naval power."

Episode 29: 28 May 2018

Admiral Mike Mullen, U.S. Navy (Retired), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joins Bill and Ward in the studio to talk about his article from the April issue of Proceedings regarding adjustments to the surface warfare officer career path in the wake of last summer's collisions at sea.

Episode 28: 21 May 2018

Captain Andrew Jampoler, U.S. Navy (Retired) calls into the show to talk about his article in the May Proceedings about how last summer's collisions at sea and the Fat Leonard scandal are related and reflect poorly on the state of leadership and the profession at large.

Episode 27: 8 May 2018

Major Nick Nappi, U.S. Marine Corps, calls in from Hawaii to talk to Bill and Ward about how each of the Pacific allies might react in the event of a hot war with China.

Episode 26: 20 April 2018

Lieutenant (junior grade) Andrea Howard, U.S. Navy, talks to Bill and Ward about the history of tactical nuclear weapons and the state of current thought with respect to their use.

Episode 25: 11 April 2018

Bill and Ward talk to Lieutenant Joseph Hanacek, U.S. Navy, about his article in the April Proceedings titled, "Presence Is Not Deterrence," in which he makes a distinction between "active" and "latent" suasion and suggests the Navy is doing too much of the latter, while assuming it covers the former. 

Episode 24: 4 April 2018

Bill and Ward speak to Captain Sam Tangredi, U.S. Navy (Retired) about his article in the April Proceedings, dealing with the future of amphibious warfare.

Episode 23: 28 March 2018

In this episode, Bill and Ward talk to two U.S. Coast Guard commanders about their article in the March Proceedings about how cutters might be modified to fight the home game against peer threats.

Episode 22: 15 March 2018

Captain John Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired) talks to Bill and Ward about his most recent Proceedings article, "It Is All About the Sailors," which deals with the challenges of training at sea and making sure sailors get enough rest to be effective and safe.

Episode 21: 8 March 8 2018

In this week's episode of the Proceedings Podcast, Bill Hamblet and Ward Carroll talk to Lieutenant (junior grade) Daniel Stefanus, U.S. Navy, a surface warfare officer who's won several U.S. Naval Institute essay contests in recent years. Lieutenant Stefanus provides insight into his techniques for writing about issues facing the Navy and leadership in the fleet in general.

Episode 20: 1 March 1 2018

In this episode, Navy SEAL Colin Supko talks about his combat experience and how it's served him as he created Patriot List, his startup business. Colin also discusses innovation with Bill and Ward, and gives his recommendations for how the Department of Defense could improve its warfighting capability by being more business-friendly. 

Episode 19: 22 February 2018

This week, Captain Pete Pagano, U.S. Navy (Retired) joins Bill and Ward to talk about how the Navy need to update its training process to prepare for near-peer threats. And Megan of the Naval Institute Press stops by to preview the Naval Institute Press spring catalog.

Episode 18: 15 February 2018

USNI News senior writer Megan Eckstein joins Bill and Ward to talk about the roll-out of the DoD budget and the U.S. Navy's latest shipbuilding plan.

Episode 17: 8 February 2018

In this episode Bill and Ward talk to Vice Admiral Tom Moore, U.S Navy, NAVSEA Commander, live from WEST 2018. Admiral Moore discusses the status of CVN-78, the future of LCS, how NAVSEA has supported 7th Fleet in the wake of last summer's mishaps, and the need for a defense budget.

Episode 16: 1 February 2018

This week’s guest is Admiral Scott Swift, U.S. Navy, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. He talks with Ward Carroll and Bill Hamblet about his February article and current challenges in the Pacific.

Episode 15: 24 January 2018

In this episode of the Proceedings Podcast, Bill and Ward talk to Captain Will McGee, U.S. Marine Corps, about his article titled "The Exercise Has No Clothes" featured in the January issue of the magazine. Captain McGee explains some of what he wrote in the piece regarding how training scenarios don't provide the depth of information on an adversary that real-world scenarios can.

Episode 14: 16 January 2018

In this episode, Commander Salamander joins Bill and Ward to talk about the most recent report regarding the USS Fitzgerald and McCain mishaps. Sal's latest blog post suggests the Surface Navy isn't showing the right signs of learning lessons from these tragedies.

Episode 13: 10 January 2018

In this episode Bill and Ward talk to Lieutenant Commander Tony Kochanski, U.S. Navy, a Growler pilot who just got out to fly with a commercial carrier. Tony wrote an article titled "To Fix TACAIR Pilot Retention, Follow the Money," a discussion about flight pay disparities, that appears in the January issue of Proceedings.

Episode 12: January 4, 2018

In this episode of the Proceedings Podcast, Bill Hamblet and Ward Carroll discuss the January issue of Proceedings with Fleet Master Chief Paul Kingsbury, U.S. Navy, and drill down into Captain Kevin Eyer’s definitive article “What Happened To Our Surface Forces?

Episode 11: 20 December 2017

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: 6 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: 30 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 Ullmer, U.S. Navy, the current Naval Institute fellow and former Gator ship CO.

Episode 8: 15 November 2017

Bill Hamblet and Ward Carroll talk to Sergeant Major Mike Burke, U.S. Marine Corps, about his article titled "Train Them Like Marines" in the November issue of Proceedings.

Episode 7: 8 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: 1 November 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 5: 25 October 2017

In this episode, along with other current events, Ward Carroll and Bill Hamblet explain that U.S. Naval Institute is NOT a political forum while discussing a Proceedings Today article titled, "Take a Knee for Social Justice."

Episode 4: 18 October 2017

In this episode, Ward and Bill put a finer point on the amazing history of the U.S. Naval Institute and go deep on China.

Episode 3: 11 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. 

Episode 2: 4 October 2017

Bill and Ward chat about the latest around the "Fat Leonard" scandal and the T-45 OBOGS problem. Bill also digs deep into how the U.S. Navy should deal with China. 

Episode 1: 27 September 2017

In the first episode of the Proceedings Podcast, Ward Carroll and Bill Hamblet discuss the most recent "Fat Leonard" news as well as the latest news on the collisions at sea and the T-45 oxygen system problems. The team also highlights feature articles from the October issue of Proceedings — the Submarine issue.