Donor Stories

  • Giving the Gift of Membership

    Chris, You're a professional warrior now, in the 2nd year of at least a 10-year career. This publication will help keep you keep current in your chosen profession with respect to weapons, strategy, tactics, and personnel issues. Knowledge is power. Beat Army! Dad

  • A Commodore to be Missed

    Though the Institute staff has the pleasure of dealing on a daily basis with many outstanding members, authors, and donors, some invariably stand out.  The late Everett “Tuck” Weaver of Winnetka, Illinois, who died in September, is one.  Generous and modest to the extreme,...

  • Naval Photos

    Thanks to the USNI I was able to purchase photos of the ships my Dad served on during his 10+ years of Naval Service.

    Kevin Johnson
  • U of I NROTC Gift Memberships

    Digital-media entrepreneur and author Christopher P. Michel of San Francisco has agreed to underwrite Institute memberships for midshipmen in the NROTC unit at the University of Illinois for the next several years.  A former naval flight officer, Chris received his commission through this...

  • In His Own Words: John T. Pigott

    I thoroughly enjoy Proceedings and Naval History magazines.  The continuation of their robust health is a major reason why I have, over many years, given as generously to the Naval Institute as I could—and will continue to do so.  I might add that in 1944 I was a commissioning...

    John T. Pigott
  • Rep. Forbes Thanks the Naval Institute

    I thank the Naval Institute for the great work its done for some 140 years. I¹m blessed to have supporting me an incredibly gifted young staff, and I was thinking how great it¹s been for the Naval Institute throughout all these years to give this kind of...

    Representative J. Randy Forbes (R - VA)
  • In Her Own Words: Ingrid S. Beach

    Between the splendid books offered by the Naval Institute Press and the stirring videos from the “Americans at War” series, I am struck by how well the Institute is keeping abreast of modern technology and incorporating high-profile techniques into its publishing business.  But...

    Ingrid S. Beach
  • Special Assistant to the CNO Says Thanks

    First and foremost, the index of articles has been invaluable as CNO's Speechwriter.  The ability to reach back and pull information has proven key when writing several articles and speeches for CNO.  Thank you! Secondly, I'm glad to see the USNI app has gone mainstream. . ....

    LCDR Guy Snodgrass
    United States Navy
  • Grateful to Serve

    “Grateful to serve my God and Country in the nuclear Navy. Go Nuke!”

    Alan Park
    United States Navy

Club 2000

The Leadership Circle -- 2000
  • Estate of Mr. R. R. Aston
  • Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation
  • The David M. Cooney Family
  • CWO4 Leo H. Engele, USN (Ret.)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Philip N. Frazier, USMC (Ret.)
  • Phoebe W. Haas Charitable Trust
  • The Hackney Foundation
  • Major Bruce H. Hooper, USMCR (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral William D. Houser, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Gustave N. Johansen, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral William M. Narva, MC, USN (Ret.)
  • The Honorable Paul H. Nitze
  • Captain Harry W. Konkel, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Lionel Krisel, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral William N. Leonard, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Laurance H. Lloyd
  • Mrs. Ellice L. McDonald
  • Admiral Wesley L. McDonald, USN (Ret.)
  • McMullen Family Foundation
  • Commander Edwin Malloy, Jr., USN
  • Captain Thomas O. Marshall, Jr., USNR (Ret.)
  • Mr. Edward S. Miller
  • Mr. Paul X. O'Neill
  • Lieutenant Commander Jason M. Pilalas, USNR (Ret.)
  • Polk Family Charitable Fund
  • The John J. Schiff Family
  • Commander Robert W. Selle, USNR (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral Emmett H. Tidd, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Mark T. Vanderberg, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Robert G. Walker, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Stephen M. Waters
  • Mr. Robert P. Weed
  • Major General Thomas L. Wilkerson, USMC (Ret.)
  • Mr. Stuart S. Wright
  • * Deceased


Conferences and Events

2015 Naval History Conference

Wed, 2015-10-14

The 2015 History Conference is hosted by the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academywith support from The William M. Wood...

Defense Forum Washington 2015

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