Naval Institute members now have the opportunity to bring the benefits of Institute membership directly to the next generation of naval officers and help them advance as leaders of their profession. The Institute is looking for donors to underwrite student memberships for midshipmen and cadets who are enrolled in NROTC units across the country or at one of the service academies. This is a particularly effective way to honor one’s alma mater by boosting those who will soon be fellow alumni—while also strengthening the Sea Services and supporting the Institute.
“Reading Proceedings as a midshipman helped ignite my passion for the Navy,” says digital-media entrepreneur Chris Michel of San Francisco, who has donated gift memberships for NROTC mids at his alma mater, the University of Illinois. “I think every mid would benefit from being an active member of the Naval Institute from Day One. In a very real sense, all sailors are members of a professional community, and Naval Institute membership is the best way to engage with our profession.”