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March 1962 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

March 1962 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

For the advancement of professional, literary and scientific knowledge in the Navy
Proceedings SeaBees at work during the invasion of Southern France, during World War II. Watercolor by Combat
Artist Albert K. Murray.
March, 1962
Naval Strategy and the New Frontier 23
By Carl H. Amme, Capt., USN
The Significance of the Prize Essay Contest, 1879-1961 35
By Ellery H. Clark,
Radar—Milestone or Millstone? 44
By Donald F. Miley
Arctic ASW 53
By Gordon Brown
The Leadership Council Works 58
By Lt. Cdr. W. A. Matson, II, USN
The Merrimack—Our Navy's Worst Headache 66
By Albert L. Demaree
The SeaBees in World War II 85
By Admiral Ben Moreell, CEC, USN (Ret.)
Comment and Discussion 102
Book Reviews 112
Professional Reading
Professional Notes Notebook Progress

A Page from the Old Navy
Secretary's Notes 157
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Board of Control
Admiral George W. Anderson, U. S. Navy
Rear Admiral John F. Davidson, U. S. Navy
Commander William M A Greene, U. S. Navy
Vice Admiral Robert B. Pixie, U. S. Navy
Vice Admiral James A. Hirshfield, U. S. Coast Guard
Rear Admiral Paul D. Stroop, U. S. Navy Brigadier General B. A. Hochmuth, U. S. Marine Corps
Captain Jack A. Obermeyer, U. S. Navy Captain John S. Schmidt, U. S. Navy
Past Presidents
Admiral David D. Porter 1873
Rear Admiral John L. Worden 1874
Rear Admiral C. R. P. Rodgers 1875-78,1882-83 Commodore Foxhall A. Parker 1878-79
Rear Admiral John Rodgers 1879-82
Rear Admiral Thornton A. Jenkins 1883-85
Rear Admiral Edward Simpson 1885-87
Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce 1887-98
Rear Admiral Wm. T. Sampson 1898-1902
Rear Admiral H. C. Taylor 1902-1904
Rear Admiral C. F. Goodrich 1904-1909
Rear Admiral Richard Wainwright 1909-11 Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske 1911-23
Vice Admiral William L. Rodgers 1923-24
Admiral Henry B. Wilson 1924-26 Admiral Hilary P. Jones 1926-28
Rear Admiral Edward W. Eberle 1928-29 Admiral S. S. Robison 1929-31
Rear Admiral M. L. Bristol, 1931-33 Admiral William H. Standley 1933-35 Admiral David Foote Sellers 1935-37 Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy 1937-40 Admiral H. R. Stark 1940-42
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz 1942-43,1946-48 Fleet Admiral E. J. King 1943-46
Admiral Louis E. Denfeld 1948-50
Admiral Robert B. Carney 1950-52,1954-56 Admiral William M. Fechteler 1952-54
Admiral Arleigh A. Burke 1956-59, 1960-61 Admiral Jerauld Wright 1959-60
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Assistant Miter
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Associate Editors
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LCDR Arnold S. Lott, U. S. Navy (Ret.) Editorial Assistants
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Joyce Atwood
Frank Uhlig, Jr.
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