US Naval Institute Proceedings - February 1999

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute	Proceedings, Volume 125/2/1,152, February 1999.

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 125/2/1,152, February 1999. GGA Image ID # 1d014b0f76

On the Cover: The Naval Institute is proud to announce and publish the winners of its third annual Enlisted Essay Contest. (Photo by Leo Dirkx.)

The February 1999 issue featured articles included Let's Fix Retention Now, Gender Integration: What's Next? The A-12 Legacy: It Wasn't an Airplane—It Was a Train Wreck, Tomorrow's Fleet: Part II, and more.

Table of Contents

Enlisted Essay Contents Winners

  • Ask the Chief
    By Chief Electronic Warfare Technician Robert S. Lanham, USN
    The chiefs must regain their reputations as the professionals with the answers.
  • Let's Fix Retention Now
    By Master Chief Machinist's Mate Mark Butler, USN
    The way the Navy rewards its boatswain's mates may offer the solution.
  • Gender Integration: What's Next?
    By Gunner's Mate First Class Terry L Buckman, USN
    More of the same . . . with better leadership.


  • The A-12 Legacy: It Wasn't an Airplane—It Was a Train Wreck
    By Herbert L Fenster
    The A-12 Avenger never flew, but its expensive lessons should not be ignored.
  • Maneuvering Jointly from the Sea
    By Captain Daniel W. Temple, USMC
    To do otherwise could unseat the Navy-Marine Corps team as the nation's preeminent expeditionary warfighter.
  • DD-21's Fatal Flaw
    By Commander Michael J. Fitzgerald, USNR
    Reservists may be the answer to the manning shortfalls for damage control.
  • Does the Navy Need the 1700 Community?
    By Janice Graham
    It could be the Navy doesn't need a fleet support community.
  • Infrastructure Networks Are Key Vulnerabilities
    By Robert E. Podlesny
    Knowing the vulnerabilities goes a long way to helping restore the networks when they go down.
  • The Reserves: Ready to Fight . . . World War I?
    By Commander John C. Keegan, USNR
    Reservists must be more than "weekend warriors."
  • Access Is Key to Power Projection
    By Lieutenant Commander Paul N. Nagy, USNR
    Even forward-deployed naval forces depend on support from the shore.
  • Another Great White Fleet?
    By Captain Stuart D. Landersman, USN (Ret.)
    It might be a good time to plan for another voyage.
  • Tomorrow's Fleet: Part II
    By Scott C. Trliver
    The best may be the enemy of good enough.



  • Socking It to U.S. Taxpayers in the Persian Gulf


  • Part VI: Five Fleets: Around the World with the Nimitz Saving Trader Jon's

Professional Notes

  • High-Altitude UAVs Should Be Naval Players
  • Cooperative Engagement (Must Be] for the CO
  • Standardizing Tug Commands
  • Using the Internet—To Get the Word to the Troops

Nobody asked me, but

  • Revolt of the Admirals: Part Deux
  • Cease Fire on SWOS!

Other Departments

  • Membership News
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Another View
  • Book Reviews
  • Books of Interest
  • The U.S. Navy
  • Oceans
  • Points of Interest
  • World Naval Developments
  • Combat Fleets
  • Notebook
  • Lest We Forget
  • Index to Advertisers

The U.S. Naval Institute is a private, self-supporting, not-for-profit professional society, which publishes Proceedings as part of the open forum it maintains for the sea services. The Naval Institute is not an agency of the U.S. government; the opinions expressed in these pages are the personal views of the authors.

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