January 2009 cover
|Editor-in-Chief||CAPT Bill Hamblet, USN (Ret.)|
|Publisher||VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)|
|Company||United States Naval Institute|
|Based in||United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland|
Proceedings is a 96-page monthly magazine published by the United States Naval Institute. Launched in 1874, it is one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the United States. Proceedings covers topics concerning global security and includes articles from military professionals and civilian experts, historical essays, book reviews, full-color photography, and reader commentary. Roughly a third are written by active-duty personnel, a third by retired military, and a third by civilians. Proceedings also frequently carries feature articles by Secretaries of Defense, Secretaries of the Navy, Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and top leaders of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
Over the decades many notable names have contributed articles to Proceedings either early in their careers or when they reached the upper echelons of leadership, and in many cases, both.
- Tom Clancy, best-selling author of techno-thrillers such as The Hunt for Red October
- George Dewey, only officer in U.S. history to attain the rank of Admiral of the Navy
- Ernest King, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) during World War II
- Alfred Thayer Mahan, U.S. Navy flag officer, geostrategist and historian
- Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas (CinCPOA), for U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces during World War II
- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
- James G. Stavridis, NATO's 16th Supreme Allied Commander Europe
- Yates Stirling, Jr., U.S. Navy flag officer, author, submarine pioneer and first commander of Naval Submarine Base New London and Submarine School
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