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138th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Naval Institute


Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm

View the schedule for full program details.

The Annual Meeting will be held in Salon V in the Arlington Tower at the Crystal Gateway Marriott.  


Directions from Parking Garage

Park in the Arlington Tower and take the elevators to the lobby.  Once in the lobby turn right and go past the front desk and the Einstein Bros. Bagel stand.  Proceed straight to the end and make a left.  Continue to the elevators and make a right to go to the escalators, proceed up to the escalator to the Arlington Ballroom, Salon V. 

Registration is in the foyer outside of Salon V.

Driving Directions

For GPS mapping, use 1601 South Eads Street as the hotel's address.

From New York/Baltimore: Take Interstate 95 to Interstate 495/Interstate 95 South towards Richmond. After crossing the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, take the second exit onto Route 1 North. Follow Route 1 to 20th Street. Turn left and at the first traffic light turn right onto South Eads Street. The hotel is 1.5 blocks on the right. 

From Richmond: Take Interstate 395 North to exit 8C for Crystal City. Turn left onto Army Navy Drive then right onto South Eads Street. The hotel is three blocks on the left.

From Dulles Airport: Exit the airport onto the Dulles toll road and proceed to Interstate 66 East. From Interstate 66 East exit onto Route 110 South and follow the signs to US Highway 1 South. Continue on US Highway 1 South to the 15th Street exit and turn right at the end of the off ramp. At the first traffic light turn left onto South Eads Street and the hotel is one half mile on the left 

From BWI Airport: Take Interstate 195 West. Merge onto Interstate 95 South towards Washington DC then Interstate 95 South towards Richmond. After crossing the Potomac River via the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, take the second exit onto Route 1 North. Follow Route 1 North to Crystal City and turn left onto 20th Street. At the next traffic light turn right onto South Eads Street. The hotel is 1.5 blocks on the right 



On-site parking: $10 hourly; $22 daily 

Valet parking: $27 daily 


Metro Directions

Crystal City Station – Blue and Yellow Lines 

(This station is underground and the entrance to the hotel can be accessed from the underground tunnel system in Crystal City. Please follow the signs for the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel)

General Registration Information

Registration is closed.

Registration is required to attend the Annual Meeting.

The reduced registration fee is a benefit of U.S. Naval Institute membership. Please note that your membership status will be verified prior to the event.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
10:00AM - 10:30AM Registration
10:30AM - 10:50AM Welcome and CEO Update: VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)
10:50AM - 11:15AMMember Question and Answer: VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)
11:30AM - 12:00PMMember Networking
12:00PM - 2:00PMLuncheon Discussion, VADM Robert S. Harward, USN in a conversation with Mr. David Hartman, original host of Good Morning America

Mr. David Hartman
Mr. David Hartman

Original Host of Good Morning America


Over the last thirty years, David Hartman has produced, written and hosted many series of documentary programs for public television, the networks and cable. Subjects have included the U. S. Constitution, National Defense, Freedom in Russia and Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Award winning photojournalists, Aviation and Space and numerous American history retrospectives. These programs have earned many awards including
two National News and Documentary Emmys, the Aviation and Space Writers Journalism Award, the Edgar Dale Award for writing and others.

Currently, Mr. Hartman co-writes and hosts a series of eleven programs about the city of New York for public television. He also hosts a dozen concerts, yearly, of the North Carolina Symphony orchestra on public radio and has substituted for Paul Harvey on ABC radio.  Mr. Hartman was the original host of Good Morning America in 1975. Over nearly twelve years he accumulated more than 5,000 hours of live television and over 12,000 interviews with subjects ranging from national and international leaders to families in the American heartland.

Mr. Hartman is an occasional guest lecturer at Princeton, Cornell and Duke Universities and at Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the Naval Air Museum (Pensacola) and the Air Force Flight Test Historical Foundation. He has served as National Chairman of the American Heart Association and is a former trustee of the Economic Club of New York, the African Wildlife Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and The U.S Fund for UNICEF.

VADM Robert S. Harward, USN
VADM Robert S. Harward, USN

Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command


Vice Adm. Harward serves as deputy commander, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), located in Tampa, Fla.

Harward qualified as a surface warfare officer aboard the destroyer USS Scott (DDG 995), and then transferred to the Naval Special Warfare community. He was the “Honor Man” of Basic Underwater Demolition (BUD)/Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) class 128, and has served in both East and West coast SEAL teams.

Tours in the Naval Special Warfare community include: commander, SEAL Team Three; Assault Team leader and operations officer at Naval Special Warfare Development Group; SEAL plans officer for Commander, Amphibious Force U.S. 7th Fleet; executive officer, Naval Special Warfare Unit One; aide-de-camp to Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command; Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force (CJSOTF) deputy commander in Bosnia; deputy commander Special Operations Command, Pacific; commander, Naval Special Warfare Group One; and, deputy commanding general, Joint Special Operations Command.

Assignments outside of his community include a tour in the Executive Office of the President at the White House where he served on the National Security Council as the director of Strategy and Policy for the office of Combating Terrorism. His first flag assignment was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff representative to the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), as a member of the Senior Interagency Strategy Team. Additionally, he served as deputy commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, and most recently he served as commander of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force (CJIATF) 435 from 2009 to 2011 in Afghanistan. Harward has commanded troops in Afghanistan and Iraq over six years since Sept. 11, 2001.

Born in Newport, R.I., Harward grew up in a Navy family and graduated from the Tehran American High School in Iran. After enlisting in the Navy, he was awarded a fleet appointment to the United States Naval Academy where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1979. Harward attended the College of Naval Command and Staff, the Naval Staff College and the Armed Forces Staff College. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations and Strategic Security Affairs, served as a federal executive fellow at RAND, and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for International Studies, Foreign Policy Program Seminar XXI.


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