October 1979 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

Proceedings United States Naval Institute, October 1979, Volume 105/10/920.

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). Proceedings United States Naval Institute, October 1979, Volume 105/10/920. GGA Image ID # 1679a276dc


Planning for che 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.

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