War fighters, aviators, friends, and admirers are joining together to underwrite retired Admiral Leighton “Snuffy” Smith’s oral history. Before his retirement from the Navy in 1996, Admiral Smith served concurrently as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe, and Commander of the NATO Implementation Force in Bosnia.
Through the efforts of retired Rear Admiral J. M. “Carlos” Johnson of Lake in the Hills, Illinois, approximately half of the funding needed to accomplish this oral history has been received. Three dozen individuals and corporations already have made tax-deductible gifts, and Defense Group, Inc., of Falls Church, Virginia, headed by Dr. Jim Wade, has offered to match the next $5,000 received. For information on how you can participate, call Naval Institute Foundation executive director Kirk McAlexander at (410) 295-1056, or write him at 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, MD 21402, or email@example.com  . All donors will be recognized in the finished bound volume.
Marine Corps Essay Contest Returns
The Naval Institute is pleased to reintroduce its Marine Corps Essay Contest. For the next three years, this competition will be underwritten through the generosity of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Any aspiring writer with ideas to share about the Corps’ warfighting abilities is encouraged to submit an essay of 3,000 words or less by 1 September 2004. Prizes range from $2,000 to $750, plus a one-year Naval Institute membership. Winning essays will be published in the November Proceedings .
Leadership Club 2004 Is Growing Strong
Halfway through 2004, the Foundation’s Leadership Club is on a record pace. These lead donors have made gifts or pledge payments totaling at least $1,000 within a year. We are delighted to acknowledge their generous support and dedication to the Naval Institute.
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