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CEO Notes

May 2023
Join us on Wednesday, 10 May, for the Naval Institute’s 150th Annual Meeting at the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center!

Never Sail Alone

By Lieutenant Commander Michael Copland, Royal Australian Navy
May 2023
The answer to achieving balance may lie in what has always been a U.S. and Royal Australian Navy strength: alliances and partnerships.
Ukrainian Navy Island-class patrol boats

The Ukrainian Navy and the Fight for Democracy

By Vice Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa, Ukrainian Navy
May 2023
Today’s war is a confrontation between autocracies and democracies. Moreover, “great power” countries and military-political alliances endeavor to avoid direct conflict with each other.
The Canadian frigate Vancouver

NATO Navies in Review

By Eric Wertheim
May 2023
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the accession of new members have reenergized NATO and increased unity.
U.S. Navy SEALs

Why We Need Junior Officers

By Lieutenant Christopher Knight, U.S. Navy
May 2023
Leadership Essay Contest—First Prize. A JO takes an oath that sailors can trust him or her, from day one, with interpreting what supporting and defending the Constitution looks like.
A Turkish para-rescueman prepares to evacuate a “downed” Turkish pilot

From Our Archive

May 2023
U.S. Air Force security police provide cover during the final phase of NATO Exercise Display Determination 87 held in the Turkish section of Thrace.
Ships from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Future Challenges for the Baltic Sea

By Captain Lawson W. Brigham, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
May 2023
The environmental security challenges in the Baltic Sea will likely intensify in the decades ahead with increasing marine traffic and regional warming.

Trust: An Asymmetric Advantage

By Major Dilan Swift, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
May 2023
The Navy and Marine Corps have one significant advantage over their adversaries: trust—and the speed and decentralization of action it enables.

Protecting Missions From Cyber Attack With Real-Time Risk Maps

May 2023

Perhaps the greatest challenge in protecting mission-critical systems from cyberattack is that there are so many possible ways an adversary could strike. A shipboard missile system in the Pacific, for example, might be disabled by an adversary that jams satellites or spoofs sensors, or disrupts command-and-control communications, or perhaps shuts off power to the cooling system of a building, a thousand miles away, that houses DoD computer servers.


Let No Shipboard Fire Go to Waste

By Commander Paul S. Giarra, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2023
It has been nearly three years since the catastrophic fire on board the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). Lessons from that fire must be learned—not forgotten—to reinforce the Navy’s competitive advantage ...

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