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US Naval Institute Proceedings - October 1979

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 105/10/920, October 1979.

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 105/10/920, October 1979. GGA Image ID # 1679a276dc

On the Front Cover

A Trident I missile is launched from the submerged USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657) off the coast of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A Professional Note on building the Trident submarines begins on page 117 of this issue. (U. S. Air Force photo).

Issue Summary

The October 1979 issue articles include Planning for the Navy's Future, How to Improve a Great Navy, Inflation Versus the U. S. Navy, Integration of the Navy (1941-1978), Navy Pilots are Bailing Out, and more.


  • Planning for the Navy's Future
    By Francis J. West, Jr.
    In 1972, George McGovern claimed we could get by with a much smaller Navy. Is Jimmy Carter trying to prove him right?
  • How to Improve a Great Navy
    By Master Chief Personnelman William M. Keough, USN (Ret.)
    At the end of a happy career, a chief urges common sense.
  • Inflation Versus the U. S. Navy
    By Lieutenant Commander Rene E. Gonzalez, Jr., USN
    When is a $600 million ship not a $600 million ship? When a dollar isn't worth a dollar.
  • Integration of the Navy (1941-1978)
    By Frederick S. Harrod
    Integration doesn't always mean acceptance, and acceptance doesn't always mean opportunity.
  • Pictorial—Sea Service History on Postage Stamps
    By Alfred J. Moses
    To philatelists, John Paul Jones is not just another pretty face.
  • Design to Cost: A Case Study
    By Lieutenant Commander Kenneth R. McGruther, USN
    Getting EW equipment is important, but so is getting our money's worth.
  • Navy Pilots are Bailing Out
    By Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Day, USN
    Leadership is the key to pilot retention. Without realizing it, some squadron COs are leading their men to the airlines.
  • The Role of the Submarine in Chinese Naval Strategy
    By Lieutenant Commander Richard R. Pari seau, USN
    "Imperialist Yankee running dogs now friends, but build SSBNs anyway."—Peking fortune cookie
  • The Maritime Academies Are All Wet
    By David Bess
    Educated for a "wet" seagoing career, an academy alumnus may miss the boat in a management job ashore.
  • Pictorial—Naval and Maritime Prize Photography 1979


  • Secretary's Notes
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Leadership Forum
  • Nobody asked me, but
  • Book Reviews
  • As I Recall .. .
  • Books of Interest
  • Professional Notes
  • U. S. Navy: EW
  • Notebook
  • Changes in Status of Ships

The opinions or assertions in the articles are the personal ones of the authors and are not to be construed as official. They do not necessarily reflect the views of either the Navy Department or the U. S. Naval Institute.

Proceedings is published monthly by U. S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD. 21402. Second-class postage paid at Annapolis, MD. and at additional mailing offices. Memberships/Subscriptions $18.00 one year U.S.A. Copyright © 1979 U. S. Naval Institute.

U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings (ISSN 0041-798X)

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