To help celebrate 125 years as the sea services’ “premier forum for thoughtful dialogue,” the Naval Institute asked some of its members and readers to answer the question: What does the Naval Institute mean to you as a person and/or to the military profession? Throughout the anniversary year, we will publish some of these testimonials that we have been delighted to receive.
Admiral Jay Johnson, U.S. Navy
In today's communications-intensive environment, the contributions of the United States Navy to the enhancement of global security through forward presence are especially important, and we count on the Naval Institute to document these efforts—and to help us chart the way to the future. The global reach of the magazine recently was brought home to me when I saw a translation of my November 1997 Proceedings article in the French Navy's professional journal, Cols Bleus. The true value of the Naval Institute is its proven ability to generate thoughtful discussion about important naval issues. Through its symposia, magazines, and books, the Naval Institute serves as a marketplace of ideas for the international community of naval professionals.