Professional Writings

The following articles are the professional writings of our classmates and we are fortunate to include the writings of the daughter of one our classmates, Glen Wheless. They are organized by classmates alphabetically and chronologically under each classmate.

Art Athens (18th)

The Fulcrum of Leadership – June 27, 2017

Leading Others by Understanding Yourself – 2006

Leading Friends – 2006

Alan Baker (10th)

Military Virtues Chapter 8 Perseverance – 2020

Dave Buss (34th)

Innovation Borne Out of Crisis Through Agility, Resilience and Adaptability – June 2020

Mark Fox (18th)

Air Wing of Destiny – Fall 2004

Stirring up a Hornet’s Nest – Fall 1996

Al Hammond (22nd)

Approach Magazine – April 1982

Approach Magazine – February 1982 (Al is the co-pilot in this story)

Glen Ives (10th) speech at Ken Waldie bench dedication with intro by Stephen ‘Jocko’ Maloney (16th)

Glen’s speech – 2003

Jack McCourt (1st)

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me, an Orion P-3……………………………. – June 2020

A Soldier’s Blues – May 2020

First Company Prayer – September 2019

Ode to the Sea – July 2019

Final Flight – August 2018 – Dedicated to John’Breeze’ Martin 23rd Co.

In Search of the Huntley – March 2018

Hunting the Sea Snipe – November 2017

Avast ye mateys, tend to the Grog! – July 2014

Vladimir, Vladimirovich! – April 2014

Dawn Patrol in the Med – March 2014

In Honor of Admiral McKee – January 2014

They Call to Us – 2014

Navy Beats Army 34 – 7! 12 Years in a Row! – December 2013

The Insurgents – May 2013 – Published in Small Wars Journal

My Son, My Son – May 2013 – Written while Jack’s son was serving in Iraq

The Navy Deep Sea Diver – 2013

Gerry Roncolato (1st)

We Must Master Our Game – December 2017

Interwar Naval Experimentation Offers Lessons for Today – September 2017

Effective and Affordable Trainers are Possible – September 2017

Fitzgerald Delivers Damage Control Lessons and Questions – August 2017

Deter China: Prepare the U. S. Navy for War – Jul 2017

Fitzgerald Proves Damage Control Is Exhausting – July 2017

Hell From the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II’s Greatest Kamikaze Attack – August 2015

Shifting Targets – October 2012

America Must Be Careful Where it Pivots – May 2012

A View from the Gender Fault Line – March 1998

No Time to Rest – June 1996

Methodical Battle . . . Didn’t work Then . . . Won’t Work Now – February !996

Chance Dominates in War – February 1995

Glen Wheless’ daughter Beth Bailey (24th)

Never forget that Sept. 11 bred a generation of heroes – September 11, 2019

Remember the F-14 Tomcat – February 14, 2019

A Tribute to the Military Spouses – August 16, 2018

The Fighter Pilots’ Guide to Living – October 26, 2016

Beth’s website