“Sundback’s improved zip proved hard to market, not least because of the previous, dud design. It was used on utilitarian accessories—money belts, tobacco pouches – but the rag trade proved resistant. The first world war, though, gave the zip its break. In 1918, the US Navy began to put them on its aviator jackets. Then,… Read More
“An atheist could not be as great a military leader as one who is not an atheist.” Thomas H. Moorer (1912 to 2004) Thomas Hinman Moorer was a US Navy admiral, chief of naval operations (1967-70) and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1970-74) during the Vietnam War. A naval aviator in World War… Read More
25 April 1960 – First submerged circumnavigation of the Earth was completed by a Triton submarine. Operation Sandblast was the code name for the first submerged circumnavigation of the world executed by the United States Navy nuclear-powered radar picket submarine USS Triton (SSRN-586) in 1960 while under the command of Captain Edward L. Beach, USN.… Read More
“Hit hard, hit first, hit often.” Admiral Halsey (1882 to 1959) William Frederick Halsey, Junior, also known as Bull Halsey, was a US naval commander who led vigorous campaigns in the Pacific theatre during World War II. He was a leading exponent of warfare using carrier-based aircraft and became known for his daring tactics.
Research Paper Title Energy Drink and Nutritional Supplement Beliefs Among Naval Aviation Candidates. Background The National Academy of Medicine called for increased research on nutritional supplement use among military members. Current research has suggested potential health risks posed by energy drink consumption. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of energy drink… Read More
Research Paper Title Determinants of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among U.S. Navy Personnel. Background Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection, with at least half of sexually active people contracting the virus-a leading aetiology for genital warts and anal, cervical, laryngeal, penile, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. Research suggests HPV is higher among U.S.… Read More
“In the civilian world, graduates of colleges and universities work for a vast range of companies with extremely diversified pay scales, promotion schedules, and performance evaluation systems. In contrast, all graduates of the commissioning programs serve the same employer: the United States Navy. Therefore, with established performance measures across the organization, job performance in the… Read More