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Hall of Shame
October 2009 Navy Magazine by LCDR Steven L. Rogers, USN (Ret) Today, more than at any other time in recent history, political leaders, business lea...

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In Defense of Common Sense
September 2009 Navy by LCDR Steven L. Rogers, USN (Ret) Common sense is defined as, what people in common would agree on: that which they “sen...

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American Pride
Junior Officers Program August 2009, Navy by LCDR Steven L. Rogers, USN During the past few years, we have been inundated with negative words from ...

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America's Volunteers
As the economy spirals downward, so are the lives of many fellow Americans. As Commander of the Nutley New Jersey Police Department Detective Bureau, ...

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The Critical Importance of Investing in the Fleet

 We must balance our presence requirements with the missions and threats we are likely to face in a given region. Worldwide presence is necessary for maritime security, which is one of the arguments in favor of developing the Littoral Combat Ship, a platform that will add new capabilities and complement our current and evolving fleet of surface combatants.

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Leaders: What Americans Want

When discussing topics related to America’s leaders, most people focus on current day reports about the leaders who let us down, who compromise their oath of office, and who violate both legal and moral ethics. Very rarely does such a discussion focus on those individuals who provide good leadership for our nation, our states, or our local governments.

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A New Year's Resolution for All of Us

As we enter into this new year, many of us will be reflecting on the past and making resolutions toward the future. In the multitude of resolutions we will be making and, for the most part, breaking, I believe it is appropriate that all Americans resolve to educate future generations about the sacrifices made by members of the U.S. Military.

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Modern technology allowed exercise participants in distant locations to have visibility to the same classified battle picture as the participants back at headquarters. One of the interesting things shown on the monitors was the simultaneous tracking of multiple threat and readiness condition levels. These changed daily throughout the exercise and not always in ways that were intuitively obvious or in concert with each other. Some of these can be set very high for localized conditions while others may remain low for the same local area. The title of this article refers to the common use of the word “purple” to refer to “joint” (i.e., events involving more than one branch of the military) evolutions.

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We can learn to be more effective leaders by understanding the training that all prior-service enlisted sailor must complete. The U.S. Navy's only Recruit Training Command (RTC), or boot camp, is in Great Lakes, IL. One of the more important changes going on at RTC is the design and construction of a new, $82 million, 171,000 sq. ft. facility to be known as Battle Stations 21 (Twenty-First Century). It will replace the current, low-tech Battle Stations scenarios that are spread among five different buildings. According to Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Midwest, which is leading the project, it is scheduled to open for the first recruit class by summer 2007.

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Continuing last month’s article with highlights from a recent and relevant seminar given by CAPT D. Michael Abrashoff, Commanding Officer of USS Benfold (DDG 65) from June 1997 to March 1999.

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