Donor Stories

  • In His Own Words: Hon. Gordon R. England

    The Naval Institute is now a national resource:  It builds public understanding of the naval services, helps to develop future naval leaders, preserves and makes widely available the history of the naval services, and influences the future direction of the sea services.

    Honorable Gordon R. England
  • In His Own Words: Hon. Sean O'Keefe

    I was inspired to become a member because of the exceptional capability of the Naval Institute to focus on strategic events and frame them relative to the rich history of the naval services, to provide for the common defense, and to shape our nation's foreign policy objectives and interests...

    Honorable Sean O'Keefe
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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


U.S. Naval Institute Commodores

The John J. Schiff Family

Mr. Jack C. Taylor


Captain H. F. Lenfest, USNR (Ret.)


Mr. Martin J. Bollinger

Mr. Alfred M. Cady III

Mrs. Erna Ericson

Sergeant Major Charles W. Godwin, USA (Ret.)*

Mr. William W. Gubbins*

Mr. Robert E. Hanrahan, Jr.

Mr. Mark R. Herrmann*

Mr. Clarence G. Leggett*

Rosa Laird McDonald, CBE*

Honorable Robert C. McCormack

Mr. Edward S. Miller

Mr. David A. Moore

The Edward M. Polk Family

Captain William R. Porter, USN (Ret.)*

Mr. Stephen M. Waters

Commander James A. Woodruff, Jr., USN (Ret.)*


Mr. John H. Fullmer

Rear Admiral Gustave N. Johansen, USN (Ret.)*

Mr. P. X. O'Neill*

Captain Earl F. Rippee, USNR (Ret.)*

Commander Robert W. Selle, USNR (Ret.)

Colonel Willard B. Snyder, USAR (Ret.)

Captain Edward A. Studzinski, USN (Ret.)

Mr. Everett P. Weaver*

Major General Thomas L. Wilkerson, USMC (Ret.)


Mr. Jack O. Bovender, Jr.

Mr. Stephen T. Braunheim

Mr. William P. Brewster

Mr. John J. Brogan

Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, USNR (Ret.)

Mr. Paul R. Chanin*

Mr. Patrick S. Cole

Mr. Norman P. Goldblum

Mr. Robert G. Gordon*

The Hackney Foundation

Mr. J. Ira Harris

Mrs. Dorothy R. Herrmann*

Mr. A. Ralph Hibbard*

The Honorable Paul R. Ignatius

Rear Admiral David A. Janes, USNR (Ret.)

Dr. Henri Keyzer-Andre*

Captain Harry W. Konkel, USN (Ret.)

Captain Lloyd G. LeCain, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Major Richard B. Lieb, USMCR (Ret.)

Dr. J. Phillip London

Mr. Christopher P. Michel

Mr. George D. Milidrag*

Mr. Emmett A. Pedley*

Mr. Jason M. Pilalas

Lieutenant Kevin P. Shaeffer, USN (Ret.)

Mrs. Betty Carney Taussig

Mr. Joseph K. Taussig III

Commander A. Brast Thomas, CEC, USNR (Ret.)

Mr. Lewis M. Weston

Mr. Gordon L. Williams

Dr. John Durfee Winslow*

Mr. Michael M. Wiseman


* Deceased


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