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    Admiral Arleigh A. Burke was born on October 19, 1901, in Boulder, Colorado. Burke grew up in Boulder in a fairly difficult environment – “He attended a one room elementary school through the eighth grade and then high school…”(“Admiral Arleigh A Burke”). Arleigh had other ideas for his future – “…farming fitted neither his talents nor desires, he sought and received a congressional appointment to the US Naval Academy.” (“Admiral Arleigh A Burke, USN”). Upon his high school graduation, he attended the Naval Academy in June 1919, and then graduated 71st out of 413 in the class of 1923. He served five years on the USS Arizona (BB-39), USS Procyon (AG-11), USS Chester (CA-27), USS Antares and USS Argonne (AG’s), before he served on USS Craven…

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    as the destroyer. It began in 1866 when Captain Giovanni Luppis of the Austrian Navy had invented the self-propelled torpedo which changed sea warfare forever. With the invention of these torpedoes combined with small cheap speed boats known as torpedo boats caused real trouble for the larger combat vessels known as battleships. Torpedo boats did this by either overwhelming them with their sheer numbers combined with their tremendous speed and maneuverability which was proven during the…

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    United States was introduced to the naval vessel known as the destroyer. It began in 1866 when Captain Giovanni Luppis of the Austrian Navy had invented the self-propelled torpedo which changed sea warfare forever. With the invention of these torpedoes combined with small cheap speed boats known as torpedo boats caused real trouble for the larger combat vessels known as battleships. Torpedo boats did this by either overwhelming them with their sheer numbers combined with their tremendous…

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    52 ship program, the other 31 should be of a new frigate design possibly based on the FREMM of Italy and France, the Álvaro de Bazán/Fritdjof Nansen of Spain/Norway, the F125 of Germany, or the Iver Huitfeldt of Denmark." the interviewer then continued "While we're on the topic of navies I have to ask you about your statements that the navy needs more funding." "Well." Jack started "The navy needs extra funding to modernize our current cruisers and get out a new design. We certainly cannot use…

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    It has shown me the broader applications of the skills I’ve already developed. We are currently working on electrical circuits, and are soon to start coding. The exposure to electrical engineering grants me the ability to implement the learned skills if I were to take said class in USNA. It would build on the skills already present. Thus allowing me to progress at a quick and efficient pace. Bridge building reinforces the ability to cooperate and allow for communication between team members. It…

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    While running drills and experiments, it was proven that the laser system was able to shoot down missiles, projectiles, drones, and other unmanned aerial vehicles (Anthony, 2014). In addition, the high-powered laser was able to melt holes on the hulls of armored ships. In the near future, the Navy hopes to launch its Littoral Combat Ships, as well as the Arleigh-Burke class Destroyers, deployed with the Laser Weapon System (Freedberg, 2014). These systems would act as short-ranged, self-defense…

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    assets comprised of aircraft carriers, destroyers, cruisers, patrol boats, mine hunting and mine sweeping ships, helicopters, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) form a set of different systems in maritime forces. Naval Forces all around the world have naval vessels to protect sea lanes, attack enemy forces, and carry out humanitarian missions. Missions performed by the navies change from patrolling sea to performing some exercises in peacetime and so on. Naval vessels are designed to fulfill the…

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    a small reconnaissance mission consisting of four Navy Special Warfare Operators (SEALS) in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan in late June, 2005. Lt. Michael Murphy, Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny Dietz, Sonar Technician 2nd Class Matthew Axelson, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Marcus Luttrell were the four team members assigned to this mission, with Murph being the ranking officer, and Luttrell assigned as team lead. What transpired in less than 24 hours was the largest death toll to Naval…

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    Fishing with Coconuts It was 0215 on the twelfth day of February and our Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer was cruising the Indian Ocean. I was in the middle of a watch, patrolling the main deck. Feeling the effects of sleep deprivation and being nowhere close to the end of my watch, the night started to become routine. As I had done numerous times before, I swung open the hatch to the weather deck and began to step out and into the pitch-dark night. By an unfortuitous…

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