January 2009 cover
|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 the 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
In January 1962 the Department of Defense banned Col. Robert D. Heinl from submitting an article to Proceedings about the history of the U.S. Marine Corps The Pentagon charged that the article impugned the good faith of President Harry S. Truman as well as military leaders including Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and Omar Bradley by inferring that they had been part of a conspiracy to abolish the Marines. After a Senate hearing cited the ban as an example of how censorship prevented military leaders from presenting their views, the article was finally published in September 1962.
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