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The Naval Institute is a private, not-for-profit educational institution whose mission is to provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to global security. Every week on the Proceedings Podcast, the Naval Institute's Director of Outreach, Ward Carroll, and the Editor-in-Chief of Proceedings, Bill Hamblet, talk about what's happening in the Sea Services, latest news from USNI News, stories in Proceedings and Naval History magazines, and interview Naval Institute authors. Deputy Editor Bill Bray joins the cast from time to time as well.

Episode Date
Proceedings Podcast Episode 87 - Time to Change the PRT
00:33:30
Military cardiologist Col John G. Sotos discusses how the current PRT doesn't reflect the physical needs of today's fight. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/june/physical-fitness-programs-dont-fit-todays-fight
Jun 17, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 86 - Solve the Littorals Problem with Corvette Carriers
00:42:07
Lt.Col. Colin Smith talks about using corvette carriers to solve the U.S. Navy's capability gap in the littorals with the renewal of great power competition. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/june/corvette-carriers-new-littoral-warfare-strategy
Jun 09, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 85 - Untold Stories of the Battle of Midway
00:47:25
Battle of Midway expert Jon Parshall takes another look at how the battle unfolded and events the day after that ended one submariner skipper's career. Read more: https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2007/june/ignoring-lessons-defeat https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2019/june/double-turn-misfortune
Jun 04, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 84 - Could D-Day Have Happened in '43?
00:41:33
Vince O'Hara explores how D-Day might have happened in 1943 instead of 1944. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2019/june/d-day-year-too-late
Jun 02, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 83 - Make a Coast Guard Admiral SOUTHCOM
00:42:08
A Coast Guard couple explains why SOUTHCOM should be headed by a Coast Guard admiral. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/june/coast-guard-should-helm-southcom
May 29, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 82 - Editors Talk Blue Angels and Coming Attractions
00:43:15
The Proceedings staff discusses what it's like to fly with the Blue Angels, this year's "controversial" Herndon climb during USNA's commissioning week, and what's coming up in future issues of the magazine.
May 22, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 81 - Naval Aviation Year in Review
00:50:51
CDR "Jethro" Bodine reviews the state of Naval Aviation platform-by-platform and offers in-depth perspective on each one. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/may/us-naval-aviation-and-weapons-year-review
May 16, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 80 - Navy Helos in Vietnam Documentary
00:34:23
The producers of "Scramble the Seawolves" explain the inspiration behind their documentary about a squadron of Hueys that provided close air support for the riverines in Vietnam. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2019/june/i-am-sailor-and-seawolf
May 12, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 79 - MCPON Fleet Update
00:50:00
MCPON Russ Smith talks about the latest issues around the fleet.
May 09, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 78 - Peter Swartz Talks Naval Strategy
00:46:45
Legendary naval strategist Peter Swartz talks about his career and offers advice for the next generation of military planners. Read an interview with CAPT Swartz in the May issue of Proceedings at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/may/naval-strategist-speaks
Apr 30, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 77 - Child Care is a Fleet Problem
00:42:28
LCDR Alison Maruca talks about her challenges with being both a Naval Officer and a mom, and how her issues aren't just a female sailor problem. Read her article in Proceedings at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/april/child-care-fleet-problem
Apr 22, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 76 - PEO-JSF Director Talks F-35
00:58:03
VADM Mat Winter, PEO-JSF, talks in-depth about the F-35 program, past and present.
Apr 15, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 75 - Refuel the Truman, It's the Law
00:41:50
CAPT Tal Manvel gives his opinion of the Navy's recent decision to not to refuel CVN-75. Read his article at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/march/refuel-truman-its-law
Apr 13, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 74 - Midshipmen Explain NAFAC
00:36:43
The midshipmen leaders of NAFAC talk foreign affairs and their outlook as they're about to enter the fleet. Learn more about NAFAC: https://www.usna.edu/NAFAC/index.php
Apr 07, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 73 - Get the Army Back in Amphibs
00:49:58
Maj. B.A. Friedman, USMCR, talks about where we need to up our amphibious warfare game, including getting the Army involved again. Read Major Friedman's article in the April issue of Proceedings: https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/april/ensuring-access-maritime-world
Apr 03, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 72 - Chiefs Need to Earn Back Sailors' Trust
00:49:58
CMC Bill Houlihan talks about how chiefs need to earn back the trust of their sailors. Read more in his post on the USNI Blog: https://blog.usni.org/posts/2019/03/22/message-to-the-mess-earn-back-the-sailors-trust
Mar 24, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 71 - Garth Ennis Talks "The Night Witches"
00:37:14
Renowned graphic novelist Garth Ennis talks about "The Night Witches," published by Dead Reckoning, the Naval Institute Press graphic novel imprint. Learn more about and order "The Night Witches": https://www.deadreckoning.org/book/the-night-witches/
Mar 17, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 70 - NATO Expert Talks North Atlantic
00:44:27
Magnus Nordenman poses 5 questions NATO must answer in the North Atlantic. Read his March Proceedings article on USNI.org: https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/march/five-questions-nato-must-answer-north-atlantic
Mar 13, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 69 - Is IW a Warfare Command?
00:47:18
A debate about whether IW is best positioned as support or a warfare specialty.
Mar 04, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 68 - Behind the Scenes of Fleet Maintenance
00:42:54
Master Chief Scott Kelly and retired CAPT John Cordle talk about the maintenance lessons learned from the FITZGERALD and McCAIN mishaps and where the fleet is now as a result. Read Captain Cordle's February 2019 Proceedings article at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/february/captain-get-some-sleep
Feb 27, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 67 - ET2 Gives a View from the Deckplates
00:42:13
ET2 Patrick Fisher, who penned two controversial op-eds for "Navy Times" in recent years, offers his thoughts on whether the Navy is actually taking action on issues flagged after the collisions-at-sea during the summer of 2017. Read his op-eds at https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/10/29/op-ed-dear-vcno-fix-the-chiefs-mess-and-listen-more-to-junior-sailors/ and https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/01/09/opinion-dont-ignore-bad-policy-and-the-indolent-chiefs-mess/
Feb 24, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 66 - WEST Day 3 Wrap-up
00:29:18
Bill, Paul, and Ward review the highlights of Day 3 of WEST 2019.
Feb 19, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 65 - WEST Day 2
00:31:16
Bill, Paul, and Ward review the highlights of WEST 2019 Day 2 live from the San Diego Convention Center.
Feb 13, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 64 - WEST Day 1 Wrap-up
00:28:43
Bill, Paul, and Ward review the highlights of USNI/AFCEA WEST Day 1 live from San Diego.
Feb 12, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 63 - Redesign the Fleet
00:36:29
Capt. Trip Barber talks about how the Navy needs to design the fleet for 2030 and beyond. Read Captain Barber's "Proceedings" article at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/january/redesign-fleet
Jan 29, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 62 - Naval intel's Lost Decade
00:28:43
CDR Wolf Melbourne talks about how Naval Intelligence needs to take better advantage of tech and big data. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/december/naval-intelligences-lost-decade
Jan 29, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 61 - Birth of the Navy Progressives
00:49:37
Author Scott Mobley talks about his new book, "Progressives in Navy Blue," which deals with the revolution in critical thought in the officer ranks in the late 1800s. Buy the book at https://www.usni.org/press/books/progressives-navy-blue
Jan 22, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 60 - Warfare Tactics Instructors Tell All
00:41:14
The "Top Guns" of the surface Navy explain how they train the fleet for the high-end fights of the future.
Jan 16, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 59 - Arm the Amphibs
00:48:31
Naval expert Bryan McGrath discusses his blog post about arming amphibious ships under the doctrine of "distributed lethality." Read his piece on the USNI Blog: https://blog.usni.org/posts/2018/12/14/increase-fleet-lethality-by-arming-the-amphibs
Jan 07, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 58 - Surface Warfare Forecast from SNA Chief
00:41:53
Retired VADM Barry McCullough talks about the future of the Surface Navy as a preview to this year's SNA convention.
Jan 03, 2019
Proceedings Podcast Episode 57 - Why History Matters in Winning Wars
00:40:36
LCDR Jason FIte talks about history's role in making warfighters and Hughes' "six cornerstones" of naval tactics. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/december/study-past-win-today
Dec 20, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 55 - All Marines are Not Advisors
00:38:31
Maj. Rafiel Deon Warfield, USMC, talks about how the Corps needs to create a better screening system for choosing who trains foreign militaries. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/december/every-marine-not-advisor
Dec 11, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 54 - Create an Autonomous Program Office
00:36:15
CAPT Sharif Calfee talks about creating an autonomous program office to fast-track good ideas into fleet capability. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/december/navy-needs-autonomy-project-office
Dec 06, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 53 - The Salty Millennial Revealed
00:48:04
USNI Blog columnist "The Salty Millennial" reveals his true identity and talks about the state of generational tension in the Navy today. Read his posts on the USNI Blog: https://blog.usni.org/author/the-salty-millennialgmail-com
Nov 26, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 52 - China Wants Amphibs
00:40:10
BGEN Bill Bowers, USMC and Dr. Chris Yung talk about China's desire to have amphibious warfare capability. Read more in Proceedings: https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/november/china-has-learned-value-amphibious-operations
Nov 18, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 51 - Afshin Molavi Talks China
00:39:57
Afshin Molavi, Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, talks about China and "the new Silk Road" and the defense implications surrounding it. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/october/new-silk-road-runs-through-uae
Nov 12, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 50 - David Poyer Talking Military Fiction
00:31:03
David Poyer talks about how he writes and his latest effort "Deep War." Learn more about "Deep War": https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250101105
Nov 07, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 49 - Fix Navy Air's Adversary Problem
00:44:59
LCDR Graham Scarbro talks about how to fix Navy Air's bandit problem to avoid sending aviators into combat ill-prepared to fight. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/november/fix-naval-aviations-adversary-problem
Nov 04, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 48 - Counter Intelligence Focus
00:35:47
1st Lt. Christian Heller, USMC, talks counter intelligence and how the Marines need to focus on this mission area during both asymmetric and peer conflicts. Read his prize-winning essay here: https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/october/make-counterintelligence-main-effort
Oct 28, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 47 - Tom Cutler Talks Naval Institute Press
00:37:21
Tom Cutler from the Naval Institute Press talks about his time in the "brown water" Navy in Vietnam, his job as the Gordon England Chair for Professional Naval Books, how raw manuscripts become Naval Institute Press books, the new Chief's Guide, and the latest news from the second deck of Beach Hall. Learn more about the CPO's guide: https://www.usni.org/press/books/chief-petty-officers-guide-2nd-edition Learn more about Tom Cutler's service in his "Brown Water, Black Berets," available from the Naval Institute Press: https://www.usni.org/press/books/brown-water-black-berets
Oct 16, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 46 - SECNAV Lehman Recounts the Cold War
00:47:33
Former SECNAV John Lehman talks about winning the Cold War at sea and other parts of his tenure during the Reagan years as captured in his new book "Oceans Ventured." Learn more: https://books.wwnorton.com/books/Oceans-Ventured/
Oct 07, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 45 - Using Social Media During Disasters
00:38:29
How the U.S. Coast Guard started using social media during disasters. USCGA Cadet Evan Twarog talks about how an idea that took off during Hurricane Harvey has now become fundamental to how the Coast Guard saves lives. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/october/hurricane-ready-coast-guard-adapts-social-media-storm
Oct 06, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 44 - Carriers in the High-End Fight
00:39:03
Using carriers differently in a high-end fight. Retired Naval Aviator Capt. "Barney" Rubel discusses the issues he raises in his Sept. PROCEEDINGS article. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/september/use-carriers-differently-high-end-fight
Sep 25, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 42 - Russian Hybrid Warfare
00:37:41
Maj. Valerie McGuire on Russia's hybrid warfare threat, including computer hacking. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/august/hybrid-warfare-helps-russia-level-playing-field
Sep 11, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 43 - Sailors and Video Addiction
00:32:43
Navy Capt. Peter Ryan talks about the threat video addiction poses to readiness across the fleet. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/september/technology-new-addiction
Sep 10, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 41 - Finding the Wrecks of Indy and Lex
00:37:55
Undersea explorer Robert Kraft describes his team's recent findings of the wrecks of the LEXINGTON, INDIANAPOLIS, and JUNEAU. (For more check out "Paul Allen's Winning Season" in the Aug. issue of NAVAL HISTORY magazine. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2018/august/paul-allens-winning-season
Aug 24, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 40 - The Evolution of Navy Fighting Doctrine
00:48:03
Trent Hone talks Navy fighting doctrine changes at the turn of the 20th Century on how they influenced the outcome of World War II. Trent is the author of "Learning War," which was just published by the Naval Institute Press. Buy the book: https://www.usni.org/press/books/learning-war
Aug 24, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 39 - Prepare for Megacity Combat
00:38:13
Discussion about what's needed for the next generation of urban combat featuring an Army major who wrote "Prepare to Fight in Megacities," which appears in the August PROCEEDINGS. Read it at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/august/prepare-fight-megacities
Aug 13, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 38 - JOs Can Fix SWO Training
00:49:13
Lt. Katelyn Davidson, USN talks about her article on how JOs can fix SWO training. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/july/jos-can-fix-swo-training
Aug 11, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 37 - Acting MCPON Russell Smith
00:30:31
Acting MCPON Russell Smith talks morale, manpower, and career paths.
Aug 01, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 36 - Sleep Deprivation in the Coast Guard
00:38:43
USCG Petty Officer talks sleep deprivation: Petty Officer Second Class Erica Rands-Howard, USCG, talks about her experiences as a brand new member of a cutter crew when she worked "double 4-to-8" watches, which broke her more than breaking her in. Read about her experiences in https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/july/break-sailors-dont-break-them
Jul 23, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 35 - Don Walsh on Diving to 36,000 Feet
00:48:43
Don Walsh talks diving to 36,000 feet and other amazing adventures he had as one of the first "hydronauts" in the early '60s. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2011/september/oceans-dr-piccard-and-his-wonderful-electric-submarines
Jul 16, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 34 - August Cole Talks About the Futuristic Military
00:44:32
Writer and futurist August Cole calls into the PROCEEDINGS Podcast to talk about "Automated Valor," his short work of fiction that was exclusively published in the May issue of PROCEEDINGS, and a host of other topics including the future of warfighting and military procurement. Read automated valor at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/may/automated-valor
Jul 08, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 33 - The Legendary Fred Rainbow Looks Back
00:46:49
Longtime PROCEEDINGS Editor-in-chief Fred Rainbow looks back on his Naval Institute career on the eve of his departure from the USNI team.
Jul 02, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 32 - Would Nimitz Win a Midway Today?
00:42:48
CAPT Jamie McGrath calls into the show from the Naval War College to discuss his article in the June PROCEEDINGS titled "Would Nimitz Win a Midway Today?" McGrath talks about relative shipbuilding capacity and how Roosevelt made it happen in the '30 and how it can't happen today. Read his article at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/june/would-nimitz-win-midway-today
Jun 25, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 31 - VADM Aucoin Talks About the CR
00:40:40
VADM Joseph Aucoin, USN (Ret.) calls into the PROCEEDINGS Podcast to discuss his recent article in the magazine titled "It's Not Just the Forward Deployed," which outlines his issues with the Comprehensive Review written following the two collisions at sea last summer that killed 17 sailors. Read his article at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/april/its-not-just-forward-deployed
Jun 17, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 30 - An In-Depth Look at China's Naval Strategy
00:38:59
Professor James Holmes calls into the show to discuss the "five faces of Chinese sea power" and the roots of Mao's naval strategy. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/june/visualize-chinese-sea-power
Jun 09, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 29 - ADM Mike Mullen Talks the SWO Career Path
00:36:07
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen joins Bill and Ward in the studio to talk about his article from the April issue of PROCEEDINGS regarding adjustments to the surface warfare officer career path in the wake of last summer's collisions at sea. Read his article at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/april/we-can-fix-swo-career-path
May 28, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 28 - How 2017 Tested the Naval Profession
00:40:28
Capt Andrew Jampoler, USN (Ret.) calls into the show to talk about his article in the May PROCEEDINGS about how last summer's collisions at sea and the Fat Leonard scandal are related and reflect poorly on the state of leadership and the profession at large. Read it at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/may/2017-tested-naval-profession
May 19, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 27 - Will Our Allies Support a War with China?
00:39:39
Maj. Nick Nappi, USMC, calls in from Hawaii to talk to Bill and Ward about how each of the Pacific allies might react in the event of a hot war with China. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/may/will-they-fight-china
May 07, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 26 - "Tactical Nukes are Back"
00:35:23
Lt. (j.g.) Andrea Howard, USN, talks to Bill and Ward about the history of tactical nuclear weapons and the state of current thought with respect to their use. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/april/tactical-nuclear-weapons-are-back
Apr 19, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 25 - "Presence is Not Deterrence"
00:43:56
Bill and Ward talk to Lt. Joseph Hanacek, USN, about his article in the April PROCEEDINGS titled, "Presence is Not Deterrence," in which he makes a distinction between "active" and "latent" suasion and suggests the Navy is doing too much of the latter while assuming it covers the former. Read the article at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/april/presence-not-deterrence
Apr 11, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 24 - Sam Tangredi Talks the Future of Amphibs
00:42:25
Bill and Ward talk to retired Navy Capt. Sam Tangredi about his article in the April PROCEEDINGS dealing with the future of amphibious warfare. Read it at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/april/amphibs-sea-control-and-power-projection
Apr 02, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 23 - Giving Cutters More Teeth
00:42:45
In this episode, Bill and Ward talk to U.S. Coast Guard commanders Timothy Kerze and Dana Brooke Reid about their article in the March PROCEEDINGS about how cutters might be mod'd to fight the "home game" against peer threats. Read it at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/march/rewrite-playbook-maritime-homeland-defense
Mar 26, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 22 - It's All About the Sailors
00:41:26
Capt. John Cordle, USN (Ret.) talks to Bill and Ward about his most recent PROCEEDINGS article, titled "It's All About the Sailors," which deals with the challenges of training at sea and making sure sailors get enough rest to be effective and safe. Read it at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/march/it-all-about-sailors
Mar 13, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 21 - Contest-Winning JO Talks About the Navy's Leadership Problem
00:44:14
In this episode of the PROCEEDINGS Podcast, Bill and Ward talk to Lt(j.g.) Daniel Stefanus, USN, a surface warfare officer who's won several USNI essay contests in recent years, on his techniques for writing about issues facing the Navy and leadership in the fleet in general.
Mar 06, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 20 - Navy SEAL Talks Innovation and Entrepreneurship
00:44:20
In this episode Navy SEAL Colin Supko talks about his combat experience and how it's served him as he created Patriot List, his startup business. Colin also discusses innovation with Bill and Ward and gives his recommendations for how DoD could improve its warfighting capability by being more business-friendly. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/january/industry-vs-government-tech-innovation-winter-coming
Feb 27, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 19 - Pete Pagano on Navy Training and Spring Press Preview
00:40:21
This week CAPT Pete Pagano, USN (Ret.) joins Bill and Ward to talk about how the Navy needs to update its training process to prepare for near-peer threats. And Meagan of the Naval Institute Press stops by to preview the USNI Press spring catalog. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/february/have-we-forgotten-how-fight
Feb 20, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 18 - Talking Budget with Megan Eckstein of USNI News
00:45:59
USNI News senior writer Megan Eckstein joins Bill and Ward to talk about the roll-out of the DoD budget and the U.S. Navy's latest shipbuilding plan. https://news.usni.org/
Feb 13, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 17 - VADM Tom Moore, NAVSEA
00:36:10
In this episode Bill and Ward talk to VADM Tom Moore, USN, NAVSEA Commander, live from WEST 2018. Admiral Moore discusses the status of CVN 78, the future of LCS, how NAVSEA has supported 7th Fleet in the wake of last summer's mishaps, and the need for a defense budget.
Feb 07, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 16 - ADM Scott Swift Talks Command and Control
00:48:27
ADM Scott Swift, PACFLT Commander, talks about "Mastering the Art of Command and Control," his article in the February issue of PROCEEDINGS. The admiral also offers an update on PACFLT's readiness in the face of ongoing regional threats like North Korea. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/february/master-art-command-and-control
Jan 30, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 15 - CAPT Will McGee, USMC, Talks Training Exercises
00:43:45
In this episode of the PROCEEDINGS Podcast, Bill and Ward talk to CAPT Will McGee, USMC, about his article titled "The Exercise Has No Clothes" featured in the January issue of the magazine. CAPT McGee explains some of what he wrote in the piece regarding how training exercises don't replicate real-world scenarios to the degree they should. Read it at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/january/exercise-has-no-clothes
Jan 23, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 14 - CDR Salamander on the State of the Surface Navy
00:46:29
In this episode Commander Salamander joins Bill and Ward to talk about the most recent report regarding the FITZGERALD and MCCAIN mishaps and Sal's USNI Blog post that suggests the surface Navy isn't showing the right signs of learning lessons from these tragedies. Read him on the USNI Blog: https://blog.usni.org/posts/tag/cdr-salamander
Jan 16, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 13 - Fix TACAIR Pilot Retention
00:47:29
In this episode Bill and Ward talk to LCDR Tony Kochanski, a Growler pilot who just got out to fly with a commercial carrier. Tony wrote an article titled "To Fix TACAIR Pilot Retention, Follow the Money," a discussion about flight pay disparities, that appears in the January issue of PROCEEDINGS. Read it at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/january/fix-tacair-pilot-retention-follow-money
Jan 08, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 12 - What Happened To Our Surface Forces?
00:47:39
Ward and Bill discuss the January issue of Proceedings with Fleet Master Chief Paul Kingsbury, U.S. Navy, and drill down into Captain Kevin Eyer’s definitive article “What Happened To Our Surface Forces?” Read it at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/january/what-happened-our-surface-forces
Jan 01, 2018
Proceedings Podcast Episode 11 - CAPT Kevin Eyer on the LCS
00:45:06
In this episode of the PROCEEDINGS Podcast, Bill and Ward are joined by CAPT Kevin Eyer, USN (Ret.), surface warfare expert, to talk about the state of the Littoral Combat Ship in the wake of the recent CRS report on the program.
Dec 18, 2017
Proceedings Podcast Episode 10 - Mishap in the WestPac
00:44:56
In this episode Bill calls into Beach Hall from Newport, RI to chat with Ward about the findings from the C-2 mishap in WestPac, the USNI Defense Forum in DC, transgender troops, and more.
Dec 05, 2017
Proceedings Podcast Episode 9 - Risqué Skywriting and the Future of SWO Training
00:49:44
In this episode Bill and Ward talk about the fallout from the Growler sky writing incident over Washington state and the future of SWO training. Call-in guest is CDR Tom Ulmer, USN, the current Naval Institute fellow and former Gator ship CO.
Nov 28, 2017
Proceedings Podcast Episode 8 - Train Them Like Marines
00:44:59
Bill and Ward talk to Sgt. Maj. Mike Burke, USMC, about his article titled "Let's Train Them Like Marines" in the November issue of Proceedings. Read more at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2017/november/lets-train-them-marines
Nov 14, 2017
Proceedings Podcast Episode 7 - Fat Leonard
00:47:21
USNI News editor Sam LaGrone joins Bill and Ward in the studio to talk about current events including the latest surrounding the budget and "Fat Leonard" scandal.
Nov 07, 2017
Proceedings Podcast Episode 6 - LT Jarrod Suess, USN
00:45:51
On this episode of the Proceedings Podcast, Ward and Bill analyze the U.S. Navy's report on the Fitzgerald and McCain collisions at sea, review some features from the November issue of Proceedings, and chat with Navy SEAL LT Jarrod Suess, USN, about the books he carried into combat.
Oct 31, 2017
Proceedings Podcast Episode 5 - Take a Knee for Social Justice
00:39:57
In this episode, along with other current events, Ward and Bill try to explain that USNI is NOT a political forum while discussing a PROCEEDINGS TODAY article titled, "Take a Knee." Read it at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2017/october/take-knee-social-justice
Oct 23, 2017
Proceedings Podcast Episode 4 - Talking the History of USNI and a Deep Dive on China
00:39:57
In this episode Ward and Bill put a finer point on the amazing history of USNI and go deep on China.
Oct 16, 2017
Proceedings Podcast Episode 3 - Too Many SWOs per Ship
00:45:06
In episode 3 of the PROCEEDINGS PODCAST Bill and Ward invite their first guest into the studio: LT Brendan Cordial, USN, a surface warfare officer who wrote an article in the March issue titled "Too Many SWOs per Ship." Read it at https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2017/march/too-many-swos-ship
Oct 09, 2017
Proceedings Podcast Episode 2 - "Fat Leonard," T-45 OBOGS, and More
00:44:19
In this episode, Bill and Ward chat about the latest around the "Fat Leonard" scandal and the T-45 OBOGS problem. Bill also digs deep into how the U.S. Navy should deal with China.
Oct 03, 2017
Proceedings Podcast Episode 1 - The Beginning
00:47:33
In the first episode of the PROCEEDINGS podcast, Ward and Bill discuss the most recent "Fat Leonard" news as well as the latest around collisions at sea and the T-45 oxygen system. The team also highlights features from the October issue of PROCEEDINGS magazine - the submarine theme issue.
Sep 27, 2017
PROCEEDINGS interview with ADM Shoemaker
00:43:20
The editors of PROCEEDINGS traveled to the Pentagon to chat with the Navy's "Air Boss," VADM Mike Shoemaker. Topics Bill and Ward discussed with the Admiral include the T-45's oxygen problem (and how it could affect career paths), the wars in Syria and Iraq, the Ford's growing pains, budget issues, and how drones will play in the carrier war of the future.
Jul 11, 2017