The U.S. Naval Institute and Proceedings continue to make efforts to attract enlisted professionals. This column is excellent evidence of that, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to help draw readers and contributors. I view this column as a chance to offer a view from the deckplates, and over the next several months I intend to introduce issues I believe military professionals should be thinking about, senior enlisted and junior officer leaders especially. You may not agree with what I say, and that's good, because my intent is to generate debate on important and potentially controversial topics.
Proceedings' readers know the value of this publication and membership in the Institute, but we need to help spread the word. The best way to increase participation is to get new people involved. This can be accomplished with simple and inexpensive personal initiatives.