Tuesday, the Center for New American Security annouced thatÂ UnderÂ SecretaryÂ of the Navy Bob WorkÂ would become its newÂ ChiefÂ Executive Officer in April.Â While in office, Work has been a contributor to U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings magazineÂ with an eye toward the bigÂ pictureÂ of the Â worldwide naval future.
Hitting the Beach in the 21st Century
November, 2010Â Proceedings
by UnderÂ SecretaryÂ of the Navy Robert O. Work and Lt. Col. F.G. Hoffman USMC (Retired)
As adversaries and weapons grow more advanced, amphibious doctrine must evolve, and the Navyâ€”Marine Corps team must keep the blade sharpened for sea-to-shore capabilities.
Last May, at the Navy Leagueâ€™s annual Sea, Air, Space conference, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates offered his perspective on the challenges facing Americaâ€™s Sea Services in the decades ahead. Many in the audience and those who later read his speech focused on his comments about the current cost of the Navyâ€™s carriers and other surface ships, and the future cost of its strategic submarines.
The Coming Naval Century
May, 2012Â Proceedings
by Robert O. Work
The Navy and Marine Corps will be the long arm of a National Fleet central to U.S. military power.Â With the protracted campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan either already complete or winding down, 25 years of sustained, high-tempo military activity will soon come to a close. Frankly, our all-volunteer joint force, which has given so much to the nation, is tired. The forceâ€”its platforms, equipment, and personnel, including familiesâ€”needs time to recover, reset, reconstitute, and prepare for future challenges.