Professional Articles

Jul 19, 2022

Naval Intelligence Enlisted Investigators: A Brief History of the Short-lived 9592 NEC

By Command Master Chief W. G. “Sam” Houston, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Intelligence Specialist Master Chief David Mattingly, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Naval Intelligence has a long history of periodically using enlisted personnel in undercover counterintelligence cases as well as more mundane investigations.

Oct 28, 2021

The Naval Intelligence Officer – Revolutionary War Through the End of the Cold War

By Rear Admiral Tom Brooks, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Tracing the development of the Naval Intelligence (163X) and Air Intelligence (135X) Communities and their integration

Sep 08, 2021

H065.1: Operation Enduring Freedom - September to December 2001

From Sam Cox, Director of Naval History

This H-gram covers the first months of Operation Enduring Freedom and the decisive role played by carrier aviation and the Navy/Marine Corps team in the success of the operation.

Jul 26, 2021

H064: Close Quarters Anti-Submarine Warfare

From Sam Cox, Director of Naval History

This H-gram covers several epic battles between U.S. surface ships and U-boats, involving ramming and hand-to-hand combat, including the use of Coca-Cola bottles, coffee-mugs and pots, sheath knives, spent shell casings, flare pistols, hand grenades, shotguns and tommy guns as ASW weapons.

May 18, 2021

The Red Tie - A Brief History

Where did the Red Tie come from? From its humble beginnings 60 years ago, the name now features prominently in NIP’s annual spring luncheon and our most prominent annual award.
May 18, 2021

The Nick Shadrin Enigma...ONI's Last Soviet Defector

The Soviet naval officer and defector who led multiple lives and ultimately lost his life in a bungled KGB attempt to kidnap him and return him to the USSR.
May 18, 2021

Birth of the White House Situation Room

Sometimes major advances in the intelligence world take place simply through luck of the draw — in this case the creation of the White House Situation Room in the spring of 1961. The whole evolution took place over just a few months, thanks largely to then-Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Arleigh Burke and the Navy Seabees.
May 17, 2021

H061.3: Sealift, Seabees, and Navy Medicine Corps in Desert Shield/Desert Storm

This H-gram covers the critical contributions of Navy Sealift, Naval Construction Battalions, and Navy Medicine to victory in Desert Storm.
May 17, 2021

H061.2: Desert Storm Part 3 (March - June 1991)

By Director of Naval History, Rear Admiral Sam Cox, U.S. Navy (Retired)

This H-gram continues the story of the U.S. Navy in Desert Storm, from March to June 1991.

May 17, 2021

H061.1: U.S. Navy in the Korean War – March to July 1951

By Director of Naval History, Rear Admiral Sam Cox, U.S. Navy (Retired)

This H-gram covers Naval Operations in the Korean War from March to July 1951, including carrier task force operations in the Formosa Strait (including the USS JOHN A. BOLE incident,) “Carlson’s Canyon” air strikes, the torpedo strike on Hwachon Dam, and the floating mine strike on destroyer USS WALKE.

Apr 21, 2021

Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific (JICPAC) – Thinking Back 30 Years

By Vice Admiral Lowell “Jake” Jacoby, U.S. Navy (Retired)

In the years following the creation of JICPAC, there was plenty of misinformation and myth surrounding the consolidation of service intelligence units, including the Navy’s fleet ocean surveillance intelligence centers, into joint intelligence centers. This is what really happened, and why.
Feb 19, 2021

H059.2 - U.S. Navy in Vietnam – Late 1970 to December 1971

By Director of Naval History, Rear Admiral Sam Cox, U.S. Navy (Retired)

This H-gram discusses the War in Vietnam from the Son Tay POW camp rescue attempt in November 1970 to the end of 1971.