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Mission and Vision


Our Vision

Giving voice to those who seek the finest Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

Our Mission

Provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to global security.


The Naval Institute shall remain

INDEPENDENT – A non-profit member association, with no government support, that does not lobby for special interests;

NON-PARTISAN – An independent, professional military association with a mission, goals and objectives that transcend political affiliations; and shall encourage

IDEAS – Through its respected journals Proceedings and Naval History, its conferences, its books and its online content, in support of those who serve.

Raise your voice and get involved in this crucial mission.

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History of the U.S. Naval Institute

Read article "For Those Who Dare"

2016 U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting

Held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C., 28 April 2016

Strategic Plan 2016-2018

...dare to read, think, speak, and write



Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Wed, 2016-11-02

You are cordially invited to: The Role of Space in Maritime Operations A discussion with RADM(SEL) Christian "Boris"...

Defense Forum Washington 2016

WEST 2017

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

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