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Wayne P. Hughes, Jr.


Hughes, W. P., Jr. "Naval Tactics Needed in Sea Power Education" Naval Institute Proceedings, November 2019, pp. 12-13

Hughes …. "Prediction," in Tidskrift I Sjovasendet (the Swedish armed forces journal), autumn 2019

Hughes, …., "Prediction" Naval War College Review, Winter 2020

Hughes, …., "Seven Cornerstones of Marine Corps Operations," in Paul Westermeyer, ed., The Legacy of American Naval Power: Reinvigorating Maritime Strategic Thought, History Division, USMC Quantico VA, 2019

Hughes …, "Effective Artificial Intelligence" Comment, USNI Proceedings, July 2019

Hughes …, "Restore a Distributable Naval Air Force," USNI Proceedings, April 2019

Hughes, Wayne P., Jr.: "State of the Art in Military OR," Phalanx, "The Last Word" column

Keenan D. Yoho and Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., "POM and the Military," Chapter 26 in The Routledge Companion to Production and Operations Management, M. K. Starr and S. K. Gupta editors, New York, Routledge, 2017.

Hughes, "Restore Progress Through Mentoring," in USNI Proceedings, February 2016

Hughes … "A Business Strategy for Shipbuilders," Sea Power Magazine, November 2014

Hughes, W. P. Jr, John Harvey, Jr., Jeffrey Kline, and Zachary Schwartz, "Sustaining American Maritime Influence," USNI Proceedings, September 2013

Hughes … "A Durable Strategy for East Asia," Information Dissemination Web Site, July 2012

Hughes … "Opening Remarks, 2003 Education Colloquium," PHALANX, September 2003

Hughes …, John McGonnigle, and Thomas Lucas, "Human Experiments on the Value of Information and Force Advantage," PHALANX, December 2000

Hughes …, "Take the Small Boat Threat Seriously," USNI Proceedings, October 2000

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Naïve and Artfully Simple Models", Phalanx, September 2013

Hughes, Wayne P., Jr., and Jeffrey Kline, "Between Peace and Air-Sea Battle: A War at Sea Strategy, Naval War College Review, Autumn 2012

Hughes, Wayne P., Jr., "Naval Operations: A Close Look at the Operational Level of War at Sea, Naval War College Review, Summer 2012

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Clear Purpose, Comprehensive Execution: Raymond Ames Spruance (1886-1969)," Naval War College Review, Autumn 2009

Hughes, Wayne P. Jr. “A Bimodal Force for the National Maritime Strategy,” Naval War College Review, Spring 2007

Hughes, Wayne P. Jr., "East Asian Futures Workshop." NPS-OR-06-005, Naval Postgraduate School Research Office, May 2006

Hughes, Wayne P. Jr., "Bradley Fiske: A Leader of Transformation," Naval History magazine, Naval Institute Press, April 2004

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Guadalcanal:  A Reevaluation," Naval War College Review, Spring 2000.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Some Comments on the State of Operations Analysis," PHALANX, March 1998.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Naval Maneuver Warfare," Naval War College Review, Summer 1997.

Hughes, W.P., Jr. and Starr, S., "Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance in Operations Other Than War," Proceedings of the Military Operations Research Society Conference on Military Operations Other Than War,USSOCCOM, McDill AFB, FL, January 28-30, 1997.

DuBois, E.L, Hughes, W.P., Jr., and Low, L.J., "A Concise Theory of Combat," Technical Report, NPS-IJWA-97-001, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 1997.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., Foreword to Warfare Modeling, by eds. Bracken, J., Kress, M., and Rosenthal, R.E., MORS, Alexandria, VA, 1996.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Littoral Operations, Maneuver Warfare, and Doctrine," Proceedings of the 1996 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, June 25-28, 1996.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Comment on MGEN I.B. Holley, 'Doctrine on the Wrong Foot'," Naval War College Review, Summer 1996.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Comment on MGEN E. Atkeson article, 'Maneuvering Past Maneuver Warfare'," Naval Institute Proceedings, March 1996.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Uncertainty in Combat," Proceedings of NATO DRG Symposium on Coping With Uncertainty in Defence Decision Making, AC/243 (Panel 7) TP/9, Vols. 1 and 2, December 1, 1995 (distributed in 1996).

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "The Power in Doctrine," Naval War College Review, Vol. XLVIII, No. 3, p. 9, Summer 1995.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., Comment on Melton, Crawford and Hatton, "Fast Attack Craft in Littoral Warfare," Naval Institute Proceedings, Vol. 121, No. 5, p. 27, May 1995.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Fratricide and Littoral Warfare:  Tactical Implication of Friendly Fire," Surface Warfare, Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 30, March/April 1995.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "The Military Worth of Staying Power," Technical Report, NPS-OR-94-008, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, May 1994.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "The Value of Warship Attributes," Technical Report NPS-OR-93-001, Naval Postgraduate School, October 1992.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Command and Control in a Theory of Combat," in Proceedings of the 1992 Symposium on Command and Control, Monterey, CA, June 1992.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., Professional Note on Brian R. Galvin article, "Punching Combat Equations," in Naval Institute Proceedings, February 1992.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Mahan, Tactics and the Principles of Strategy," in Proceedings of the Conference Marking 100 Years Since Publication of The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783, Naval War College, 1990.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., Introduction to "The Little Beavers and the Doctrine of Faith," Surface Warfare, November-December 1989.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Command and Control Within the Framework of a Theory of Combat," Research Report, NPS-55-89-05, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, May 1989.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., Mitani, C.D.H., Reed, C.R., and Westmiller, J.C., "Project Paradigm Final Report," ESL-TRW, Inc. (TCS-252W-0273/88), April 1989.

Hughes, W.P., Jr. and Chi, Y.K., "Ground Combat Modelling Incorporating the Combined Effect of Attrition, Movement and Suppression," Research Paper of the Operations Analysis Branch, Ministry of Defence, Republic of Singapore, July 1987.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Support for the Review and Selection of Suitable Antisubmarine Warfare Engagement Models," Research Report, NPS-55-87-002-PR, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, February 1987.

Hughes, W.P., Jr. and Larson, J.A., "The Falklands Wargame," U.S. Army Concepts Analysis Agency Study Report CAA-SR-86-21, October 1986.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Naval Tactics and Their Influence on Strategy," Naval War College Review, January-February 1986.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "The Goddess of Surprise and the Goddess of Concentration," Commentary "In My View...," Naval War College Review, November-December 1985.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "In Defense of Common Sense," The Submarine Review, April 1985.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "The Evolution of Naval Tactics," Proceedings of the Workshop on Simulations, Models, and War Games, Georgia Institute of Technology, November 1984.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Guarding the First Amendment--For and From the Press," Naval War College Review, May-June 1984.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Majoring in Tactics:  The Naval Postgraduate School," Surface Warfare Magazine, August 1981.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Military Operations Research at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School--Two Trends," PHALANX, 1981.

Adams, S., Hughes, W.P., Jr., Lee, J., and Weissinger-Baylon, R., "Analyzing Executive Decision Making Processes: The Methodolgical Contributions of Visual and Mental Imagery Protocols," Proceedings of the First International Conference on Information Systems, December 1980.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "What Studies Say--and Don't," PHALANX, March 1980.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Ending the War," January 1, 1977, published under the title, "Vietnam, Winnable War?," Naval Institute Proceedings, July 1977.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Planning and Programming for the Navy Campus for Achievement:  Progress Under Austerity," Navy Campus Newsletter, November 1976.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "The OA Community and Its Future in the Navy," Operations Research Newsletter, Spring 1976.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Pacifists and Peacemakers," Naval War College Review, May-June 1974.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Projection Versus Sea Control," MORS Proceedings, November 1972.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Professionalism and Writing," Letter to the Editor, Naval Institute Proceedings, January 1971.

Cooper, R.E. and Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Convoy Screening Against a Mixed Submarine Threat," Masters Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, 1964.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Electives:  Boon or Bane?," Shipmate Magazine, October 1960.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "New Directions in Naval Academy Education," Naval Institute Proceedings, May 1960.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Schools for Service," The Independent School Bulletin, January 1960.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "The Speed Characteristics of the Treaty Cruisers," Naval Institute Proceedings, February 1953.

Chapters and Essays in Books

Hughes, W. P.,  Jr., "Seven Cornerstones of Marine Corps Operations," the Preface in The Legacy of American Naval Power: Reinvigorating Maritime Strategic Thought, An Anthology, Paul Westermeyer Contributing Editor, History Division USMC, 2019

Hughes … and Keenan Yoho, "POM and the Military," Chapter 32 in Routledge Companion for Production and Operations Management (POM), Martin K. Starr and S. K. Gupta editors, 2016

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Naval Tactics," article in Oxford Companion of American Military History, 2000.

Hughes, W. P.,  Jr. "Tactics: Naval Warfare" in The Oxford Companion to American Military History, Fred Anderson, et al. eds, Oxford U Press, 1999

Hattendorf, J.B. and Hughes, W.P., Jr., co-eds., Classics of Seapower Series, Naval Institute Press,
[Author, Title, Republication date, Introduction and notes by]

  1. J.S. Corbett, Some Principles of Maritime Strategy, 1988, Eric J. Grove
  2. B.A. Fiske, The Navy as a Fighting Machine, 1989, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr.
  3. W. Wegener, The Strategy of the World War, 1989, Holger H. Herwig
  4. J.C. Wylie, Military Strategy, 1989, John B. Hattendorf
  5. P.H. Colomb, Naval Warfare, two volumes, 1990, Barry M. Gough
  6. S.O. Makarov, Discussion of Questions of Naval Tactics, 1990, Robert B. Bathurst
  7. A.T. Mahan, Mahan on Naval Strategy, 1991, Selections by John B. Hattendorf
  8. Naval War College, Sound Military Strategy, 1992, Frank M. Snyder
  9. R. Castex, Strategic Theories, 1994, Selections translated, Eugenia C. Kielsing
  10. C.E. Callwell, Military Operations and Maritime Preponderance: Their Relations and Interdependence, 1996, Colin S. Gray
  11. R. Bernotti, Fundamental of Tactics and Fundamentals of Strategy, 1997, Brian Sullivan
Hughes, W.P., Jr. and Mitchell, M., "Maritime Logistics" and "Naval Logistics," two articles in The International Military and Defense Encyclopedia, Brassey's, Inc., 1993.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Naval Tactics," article in The Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition, 1992.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "The Strategy-Tactics Relationship," Chapter 3 in Seapower and Strategy by Colin S. Gray and Roger W. Barnett, eds., Naval Institute Press, 1989.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., Editor with Introduction, Notes, and Appendices of Unpublished Works, "The Navy as a Fighting Machine," by Bradley A. Fiske, Classics of Seapower Series, Naval Institute Press, 1988.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Garbage Cans at Sea," Chapter 11 in Ambiguity in Command: Organizational Perspectives on Military Decision Making, James P. March and Roger Weissinger-Baylon, Pitman, 1986.

Significant Other Papers

Hughes . . . "A Trichotomy of American Learning," 1 January 2016

Book Reviews

Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski, The End of Grand Strategy: U. S. Maritime Operations in the 21st Century,Naval Institute Proceedings, July 2018

Lloyd N. Scott, Naval Consulting Board of the United States, MORS Heritage Series, 2008. Phalanx, March 2009

Charles. R. Shrader, History of Operations Research in the United States Army, Volume I: 1942-62. Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army for Operations Research, U. S. Army, Washington DC, 2006; PHALANX July 2007

Seymour Deitchman, On Being a Superpower and Not Knowing What To Do About It, Boulder CO, Westview Press, 2000, PHALANX September 2000

P.M. Morse and G.E. Kimball, Methods of Operations Research, B.O. Koopman, Search & Screening, Revised edition, and D.H. Wagner, W.C. Mylander & T.J. Sanders, Naval Operations Analysis, PHALANX, 2000.

John Prados, "Combined Fleets Decoded:  The Secret History of American Intelligence and The Japanese Navy in World War II," PHALANX, September 1998.

Peter L. Bernstein, "Against the Gods:  The Remarkable Story of Risk," PHALANX, September 1997.

Timothy Carroll, Charles E. Chambers, Ferdinand V. Neider and Lee S. Straus, "JADO/JEZ Analysis:  Lessons Learned for JT&E," PHALANX, June 1996.

Lalit K. Piplani, Joseph G. Mercer, and Richard O. Roop, "Systems Acquisition Manager's Guide for the Use of Models and Simulations," PHALANX, September 1995.

John Arquilla, "Dubious Battles:  Aggression, Defeat, and the International System," PHALANX, December 1994.

M. Mitchell Waldrop, "Complexity:  The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos," PHALANX, September 1994.

Charles Cook, "The Battle of Cape Esperance:  Encounter at Guadalcanal," Naval War College Review, Autumn 1993.

Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway, "We Were Soldiers Once and Young," PHALANX, June 1993.

Hector C. Bywater, "The Great Pacific War:  A History of the American-Japanese Campaign of 1931-33," and Erskine Childers, "The Riddle of the Sands:  A Record of Secret Service Recently Achieved," PHALANX, December 1992.

J.J. Sadkovich, ed., "Reevaluating Major Naval Combatants of World War II," Naval War College Review, Winter 1992.

Eric Grove, "Fleet on Fleet Encounters," Naval War College Review, Autumn 1992.

J.S. Przemieniecki, "Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Defense Analysis and Defense Analysis Software," PHALANX, June 1992 (with Alan R. Washburn).

M. Osipov, "The Influence of the Numerical Strength of Engaged Forces on Their Casualties," PHALANX, March 1992.

Brian McCue, "U-boats in the Bay of Biscay: an Essay on Operations Analysis," Naval War College Review, Autumn 1991.

S.L.A. Marshall, "Men Against Fire," PHALANX, August 1991.

C. Kenneth Allard, "Command, Control and the Common Defense," Naval War College Review, Summer 1991.

Robert L. Helmbold, "A Survey of Past Work on Rates of Advance in Land Combat Operations and Rates of Advance in Historical Land Combat Operations," PHALANX, 1990.

John Keegan, "The Price of Admiralty," Naval War College Review, Spring 1990.

Richard P. Feynman, "QED:  The Strange Theory of Light and Matter," PHALANX, March 1990.

Stephen Hawking, "A Brief History of Time," PHALANX, March 1989.

Edward T. Layton and Roger Pineau, "...and I Was There:  Pearl Harbor to Midway--Breaking the Secrets," PHALANX, Summer 1988.

U. Candan, L.S. Dewald, and L.R. Speight, "Present NATO Practice in Land Wargaming," PHALANX, March 1988.

Tom Clancy, "Patriot Games," PHALANX, December 1987.

N.J.M. Campbell, "Jutland:  An Analysis of the Fighting," Naval War College Review, November 1987.

USNA OR Study Group, "Naval Operations Analysis," Naval Institute Proceedings, September 1968.

Significant Unpublished Papers

Hughes, Wayne P. Jr. “Too Many Words,” essay, 1 January 2007

Hughes, W.P., Jr., Combat Science:  An Organizing Study, book-length study; publication by Institute for Joint Warfare Analysis anticipated in 1997.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Yoda's Thanksgiving," essay, January 1, 1997.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "10/80/10," essay, January 1, 1996.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Save the Pygmies," essay, January 1, 1995.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Tribute to a Matriarch," essay, January 1, 1992.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Justice for Junk," essay, January 1, 1989.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "A World Safe for War," essay, January 1, 1988.

Report to the Provost, USNPS:  "A Plan for an On-Campus Center for Tactical Analysis," October 1986.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Japan's Sempai," essay, January 1, 1986.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "On 'Shooting an Elephant'," essay, January 1, 1985.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "A Fleet-on-Fleet Model With C3 and C3CM Features," Research Paper, April 1984.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Houses on Sand:  Why Our Longest Bull Market Is Over," essay, January 1, 1982.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "The Iranian Hostage Rescue Mission," Research Paper, September 1981.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "On Discrimination," essay, October 1980.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Economy and Scale," essay, January 1, 1979.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Intuition and Instructional Systems Development," Memorandum to CNET Support staff, 6 July 1976.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "OPNAV Lexicology, Second Edition," Memorandum for the Systems Analysis Division, June 1975.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Boiling in Oil," essay, January 1, 1975.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "An Extension of the Continental Drift Theory:  Plate Tectonics Before the Cenozoic Era," Monograph, 1974.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "World War II German Submarine Performance:  Summary of 'The U-boat Logs' by W. E. Dawson," Memorandum for the SACLANT staff, November 1971.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "A Concept for Defense Force Level Assessment," Staff Monograph, OP-96, April 1968.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "Report on the Naval Academy Curriculum," to the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, April 1958.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "The Naval Academy Curriculum in Retrospect," essay purchased by the U.S. Naval Institute but not published.

Hughes, W.P., Jr., "A Brief Appraisal of the U.S. Naval Academy Curriculum," Monograph, 1955.


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