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  • In His Own Words: Alexander Brast Thomas

    The Navy and all it stands for remain an important part of my life.  I have been a Life Member of the Naval Instiute for 40 years.  Supporting the USNI mission, financially and in other ways, is something I care about deeply.  And thinking now of the Institute’s rich and...

    Alexander Brast Thomas
  • 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
  • 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...

  • A Mother’s Support of her Marine Son: Going...

    Now, more than ever, there is a critical place for an organization such as the Naval Institute that encourages debate on all sides of an issue.  I decided to further support [my son’s] career choice in one of the few ways available to me—by making a gift to the Institute. ...

    Ruth Ann Raup
  • 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
  • Grateful to Serve

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

    Alan Park
    United States Navy
  • 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,...

  • Former Prof of Naval Science Sponsors Gift...

    I am confident that the newly commissioned ensigns from Marquette will benefit from membership in the Institute,” Dave says.  “As these young men and women begin their naval careers, I want them to have the same advantages that USNI membership brought me.  The Institute is...

    David Chomeau, a retired St. Louis insurance executive

Club 2005

The Leadership Club -- 2005
  • Rear Admiral Fred L. Ames, USCG (Ret.)
  • Major General William Anders, USAFR (Ret.)
  • Commander George R. Atterbury, USNR (Ret.)
  • Captain Benjamin B. Baker, USCGR (Ret.)
  • Mr. Charles F. Barber
  • Rear Admiral Charles J. Beers, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Sherwood C. Blake
  • Captain Frank L. Boushee, USN (Ret.)
  • Commander David L. Brower, USNR (Ret.)
  • Captain Ben C. Byrnside, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. John K. Castle
  • Rear Admiral Dirk J. Debbink, USNR
  • Mr. Donald R. Dixon
  • Captain John C. Doherty, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Mark E. Dowhy
  • Mr. Arthur W. Edwards
  • Mr. Thomas Egan
  • Captain Wayne R. Fritz, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Andrew A. Giordano, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Alan C. Goudy
  • Mr. Kent Halvorsen
  • Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, USN (Ret.)
  • Commander Edward C. Hines, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Major Bruce H. Hooper, USMCR (Ret.)
  • Lieutenant Commander Lawrence B. Hunt, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Gustave N. Johansen, USN (Ret.)*
  • Mr. J. A. Johnson
  • Captain Harry W. Konkel, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Lionel Krisel, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Lloyd G. LeCain, USNR
  • Mr. Del Lewis
  • Captain Paul G. Linaweaver, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Donald C. McGraw
  • Mr. William R. MacIntosh
  • Mr. Dan McKinnon
  • Mr. Philip W. McMahan
  • Mr. Robert S. Madden
  • Mr. Danno F. Mahoney
  • Mrs. Angie F. Marshall
  • Mr. Patrick J. Moran
  • Mr. Joseph M. Murphy
  • Vice Admiral Raymond E. Peet, USN (Ret.)
  • Lieutenant Commander Jason M. Pilalas, USNR (Ret.)
  • Lieutenant Commander Thor H. Ramsing, USNR (Ret.)
  • Mr. Ronald F. Randall
  • Admiral J. Paul Reason, USN (Ret.)
  • Lieutenant Commander James A. Roberts, USNR (Ret.)
  • Mr. Kimball Smith
  • Captain Nepier V. Smith, USN (Ret.)
  • Lieutenant Jonathan F. Solomon, USN
  • Mr. Andrew F. Tabas
  • Mr. Andrew C. Taylor
  • Admiral Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral M. D. Van Orden, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Sidney A. Wallace, USCG (Ret.)
  • Mr. Howard R. Weiss
  • Captain James E. Wise, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Chief Petty Officer Vincent D. Wixted, Jr., USCG (Ret.)
  • Mr. Herman Wouk
  • 1 Anonymous Donor

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