On the seminar front, the Ninth Annual Warfare Exposition and Symposium on 29-30 September was a success by all measures. Admiral William J. Fallon, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, kicked off the formal program by addressing a wide range of topics. One issue he highlighted was reserve-active force integration, which also is addressed in " Navy's Reserve Will Be Integrated with Active Forces ."
During Secretary of the Navy Gordon England's address, he thanked the Naval Institute "for keeping alive the tradition of debate and discussion on timely and relevant topics." Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, delivered a bell-ringer that set the stage for a daylong discussion on joint issues. Recordings of these addresses and all the panel discussions are available from A.V.E.R. Associates—call 410-796-8949 or visit www.conferencerecordings.com .
On 8 October, with the Marines' Memorial Association, we examined "Biometric Technology for Homeland Security: What's the Art of the Possible?" in San Francisco, featuring a discussion with Paul McHale, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense.
We hope you can join us for the next event on the schedule—West 2005, cohosted by the Naval Institute and AFCEA, 1-3 February at the San Diego Convention Center. This event will focus on "Beyond Iraq: How Do We Get Transformation Right?"
The Naval Institute is on the move. With next month's Proceedings , you will receive proposed changes in the organization's Constitution and Bylaws that should help us better operate to serve the profession and the members. In January, you will receive ballots to elect the members of the Board of Directors and Editorial Board. Please vote—because this wonderful nonprofit professional organization belongs to and works for you.