Donor Stories

  • In His Own Words: Earl F. Rippee

    Over the years, I’ve taken satisfaction in supporting the Naval Institute. I don’t always like what I read in its publications and hear at its seminars, but I am proud to do my part to make sure everyone—no matter how much I disagree with what they say—has a place to air...

    Earl F. Rippee
  • 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 Their Own Words – Sally McElwreath Callo

    During my [naval] reserve career I came to understand the dedication of my career Navy counterparts and the overarching importance of the U.S. Navy to our past, present and future.  That has translated naturally to support for the Naval Institute Foundation and its support for the rigorous...

    Sally McElwreath Callo
  • 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
  • In His Own Words: Ali Wambold

    The Naval Institute provides perspective for both military personnel and civilians as a concise, pertinent, knowledgeable, and objective source on vital topics.  All citizens need to be properly informed in deciding how they stand on such matters, and the Institute can make a big difference...

    Ali Wambold
  • 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

  • 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
  • In His Own Words: LT Matthew Hipple, USN

    More than anything else, the Naval Institute is where ideas--not rank--dominate the discourse.  In a world of buzzwords, pet projects, and pop-policy, it's critical to have a strong institution where a JO or NCO's insight counts as much as the think-tank academic or the admiral.

    LT Matthew Hipple
    United States Navy

Club 2004

The Leadership Club -- 2004
  • Rear Admiral Fred L. Ames, USCG (Ret.)
  • Admiral Stanley R. Arthur, USN (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral Frederick L. Ashworth, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Benjamin B. Baker, USCGR (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Charles J. Beers, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Brigadier General Richard A. Behrenhausen, USA (Ret.)
  • Mr. Sherwood C. Blake
  • Captain Frank L. Boushee, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Mark H. Buzby, USN
  • Captain Ben C. Byrnside, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, USNR (Ret.), and Captain Sally McElwreath, USNR (Ret.)
  • Eileen and Michael Carberry
  • Captain Nicholas A. Castruccio, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Francesco Costagliola, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain and Mrs. Russell S. Crenshaw, Jr.
  • Captain David E. Cummins, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Donald R. Dixon
  • Captain John C. Doherty, USN (Ret.)
  • Professor Livio Donaio
  • Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Arthur W. Edwards
  • Mr. Thomas Egan
  • Mr. Charles D. Eidson
  • Mr. Lawrence W. Evans
  • Captain Richard E. Foster, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Richard N. Frank
  • Mr. Henry A. Frantzen
  • Captain Wayne R. Fritz, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. John H. Fullmer
  • The Honorable and Mrs. H. Lawrence Garrett III
  • Mrs. Phoebe B. Gilpin
  • Mr. Alan C. Goudy
  • Mr. Kent Halvorsen
  • Mr. Robert E. Hanrahan, Jr.
  • J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation
  • Robert Harris and Susan Rothermund
  • Mr. Robert W. Hayden
  • Mr. William A. Hood
  • Major Bruce H. Hooper, USMCR (Ret.)
  • Mr. Michael A. Howland
  • Captain James P. Jamison, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Joseph E. Jannotta, Jr.
  • Admiral David E. Jeremiah, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Gustave N. Johansen, USN (Ret.)*
  • Vice Admiral Jerome H. King, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Sheldon H. Kinney, USN (Ret.)*
  • Captain Doyen Klein, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Harry W. Konkel, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Lionel Krisel, USN (Ret.)
  • Commander Lloyd G. LeCain, USNR(Ret.)
  • Mr. Clarence G. Leggett*
  • The Honorable Samuel K. Lessey, Jr.
  • Captain Paul G. Linaweaver, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral John A. Lockard, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Kirk C. McAlexander
  • The Honorable Robert C. McCormack
  • Rosa Laird McDonald, CBE
  • Bennette and Ellen McGraw
  • Mrs. Angie F. Marshall
  • Mr. Merrill D. Martin
  • Edward and Joyce Miller
  • Vice Admiral Charles S. Minter, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Joseph M. Murphy
  • Rear Admiral John T. Natter, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. P. X. O'Neill
  • Lieutenant Commander Jason M. Pilalas, USNR (Ret.)
  • Commander Howard Pinskey, USNR (Ret.)
  • BMC Anthony K. Plummer, Jr., USN
  • Harriet and Edward Polk
  • Colonel (IL) James N. Pritzker
  • Dr. Edgar F. Puryear, Jr.
  • Admiral J. Paul Reason, USN (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral William E. Ramsey, USN (Ret.)
  • Lieutenant Commander Thor H. Ramsing, USNR (Ret.)
  • Captain Earl F. Rippee, USNR (Ret.)
  • Lieutenant Commander James A. Roberts, USNR (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral David B. Robinson, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Clive Runnells
  • Captain Charles W. Rush, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • The John J. Schiff Family
  • Dr. Robert W. Selle
  • Captain Ernest E. Skillman, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Nepier V. Smith, USN (Ret.)
  • Colonel Willard B. Snyder, USAR (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral George P. Steele II, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Robert M. Sutphen
  • Mr. Andrew F. Tabas
  • Mrs. Betty Taussig
  • Captain Robert E. Thomas, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Everett P. Weaver
  • Mr. Howard R. Weiss
  • Major General Thomas L. Wilkerson, USMC (Ret.)
  • Captain James E. Wise, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Chief Petty Officer Vincent D. Wixted, Jr., USCG (Ret.)
  • *Deceased

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