Submarine History Seminar Recap: Burke, Missiles, and Rickover Reminiscences

“I don’t give a damn whether it is a ballistic missile or an air breathing missile, or both, so long as it will go about 1500 miles and hit the target with a warhead capable of doing the job.” Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN, Chief of Naval Operations to Henry H. Porter, Applied Physics Laboratory,

Norman’s Corner: Convincing Admiral Burke

By Norman Polmar (Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of blogs by Norman Polmar, author, analyst, and consultant specializing in the naval, aviation, and intelligence fields. Follow the full series here.) Admiral Arleigh A. Burke was a top destroyer commander and then chief of staff for the Fast Carrier Force during World

Doris Miller: Messboy, Steward, Cook, Hero

“The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Mess Attendant First Class Doris Miller (NSN:3561235) United States Navy, for exceptional courage, presence of mind, and devotion to duty and disregard for his personal safety while serving on board the Battleship USS WEST VIRGINIA (BB-48), during the Japanese

Rain of Steel: Mitscher’s Task Force 58, Ugaki’s Thunder Gods, and the Kamikaze War off Okinawa

Reviewed by Diana L. Ahmad, Ph.D. Author of over a dozen books about World War II, Stephen L. Moore adds to his bibliography with a wonderful analysis of the Spring 1945 Pacific Campaign for Okinawa. As expected by the title of the work, the first chapters are devoted to telling readers who Vice Admiral Marc

The Naval Historical Foundation Welcomes Admiral James G. “Jamie” Foggo, USN (Ret.) To its Board of Directors

At a December 8th meeting of the NHF Board of Directors, the nominating committee submitted recently retired Admiral James Foggo as a candidate for the Board of Directors. The Board voted unanimously to welcome him on board. Per the foundation’s by-laws, Admiral Foggo’s nomination will be affirmed by the membership at the annual meeting of

The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal

What the Navy Learned from Guadalcanal November 13, 2018 By: Curtis Utz, Nicholas Roland and Guy Nasuti, Historians, Naval History and Heritage Command The naval battles off Guadalcanal in 1942 were part of the first major U.S. amphibious offensive in the Pacific. Although the U.S. Navy’s performance in the campaign was mixed, the fighting at Guadalcanal

DDG-137 To Be Named USS John F. Lehman

The Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) congratulates NHF Board of Directors Member, the Honorable Dr. John F. Lehman, on the announcement that an Arleigh Burke-class Flight III destroyer is to be named in his honor. This special recognition for our 65th Secretary of the Navy was announced on our Navy’s 245th Birthday by Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite. This

Delbert D. Black More Than Just a Gunner’s Mate – By Jim Leuci, MCPO, USN (Ret.)

Above: Delbert D. Black, an Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA guided-missile destroyer, named for the service’s first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) was commissioned on September 26, 2020. Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite observed: “Commissioning a ship after the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy is an honor without equal. The

USNS COMFORT and the HAITI EARTHQUAKE: January 13-16, 2010

By Rear Admiral Robert Wray, USN (Ret.) With the recent response to the Coronavirus/COVID19 and the recent deployments of Navy Medical personnel and the USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy to New York City and San Francisco, the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) asked me to recall the response of the USNS COMFORT to the Haiti earthquake

Paul Nitze, Grand Strategy, and the United States Navy

Fifteen years ago today (March 5, 2005), the USS Nitze (DDG-94) was commissioned. An Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, Nitze has deployed many times in her service history, and was involved in a confrontation with Iranian vessels in August of 2016. She was named for former Secretary of the Navy Paul Nitze – Nitze served in this capacity under President Lyndon Johnson from 1963 to 1967,

RADM Edward “Sonny” Masso, USN (Ret.), Executive Director

RADM Edward “Sonny” Masso, USN (Ret.) Rear Admiral Sonny Masso assumed the duties of Executive Director of the NHF on 14 March 2019. A native of San Clemente, California, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer retiring in October 2009 after 32 years in the active and reserve components, nine commands,

RADM Edward “Sonny” Masso, USN (Ret.), Executive Director

NHF Welcomes New Executive Director RADM Edward “Sonny” Masso As I write this, I have been the Naval Historical Foundation’s Executive Director for just over three months and am honored to be here serving this noble organization in preserving, promoting, and making more relevant, Navy history to our Naval Service and general public. I recall

Fleet Admiral Leadership Seminar and Roundtable

          Reserve your free seat! The Fleet Admiral Leadership Seminar and Roundtable You are cordially invited to attend the Fleet Admiral Leadership Seminar and Roundtable Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:30 a.m. – Noon Navy Museum Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese SE, Washington DC, 20374-5060 With the 75th anniversary of the