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March 1971 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

March 1971 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

United States Naval Institute
March 19 71
Volume 97, Number 3 /8 17
Prize Essay—A United States Navy for the Future 18
The challenge of Soviet seapower marks the end of decades of
luxury upon the seas for the U. S. Navy and presents imperatives for radical change..

Capt. Robert H. Smith, USN
Junior Officer Retention, A Lot of Little Things 26
Both the young "brown bagger" and the equally young bachelor are leaving the naval service in alarming numbers—but not
necessarily for the same reasons.

Lt. Malcolm S. Harris, USNR
The Royal Hellenic Navy 32
Rich in tradition, but poor in modern men-of-war, Greece's Navy strives to carry out its multiple missions, one of which is assisting in the defense of NATO's southern flank.

Comm. G. Drossinos, RHN (Ret.)

The Merchant Marine Act of 1970 38
What began as a series of provisions designed to modernize the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, has mushroomed into a law with a name and a future of its own.
Lt. (j.g.) S. W Emery, Jr., USN

Gun Systems? For Air Defense? 44

Those who consider guns effective only against targets in the low
AALt. Cdr. William D. O'Neil, III, USNR (R) subsonic speed range obviously are unaware of the great strides
made in gun system technology since 1945.
Herndon, Maury, and the Amazon Basin 56
Until the cousins undertook the exploration, no one had succeeded in awakening the somnolent giant that is the Amazon Basin. They failed, but so has everyone since.
Lt. Cdr. James P. Reddick, Jr., USN
Pictorial—U. S. Navy Medical Corps 64
Cover Departments 78 81 89 95 97 99 105 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
The subject of this month's cover painting by John Charles Roach, is the SS U. S. Explorer, a war-built Victory ship which was used to carry supplies to Vietnam and which has now been transferred to foreign ownership. The Old Navy either the Navy Department or the U. S. Naval Institute.
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