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 have published some of these testimonials that we have been delighted to receive.
Admiral James M. Loy, U.S. Coast Guard
Every professional community needs one forum capable of sustaining an efficient market in ideas. The forum must be fair and open, must preserve an objectivity that permits ideas to rise or fall on their own merit, and must attract contributors from the first rank of theoreticians and practitioners within the community. I have consistently found Proceedings to be the best vehicle for presenting my ideas to the greatest number of my most respected colleagues.