As you can see from the page attached to the cover of this month’s issue, we are highlighting two important topics for members: voting and membership. I urge you to exercise your member voting privilege. Both the Board of Directors and the Editorial Board guide critically important aspects of our Naval Institute. Your vote makes a difference.
The year 2012 promises to be an exciting one for the Institute. We will roll out a series of new initiatives including more timely online content, an upgraded website, expanded eBook offerings, a new marketing approach that embraces “member get a member,” expanded member meetings, more effective outreach to those on active duty, and greater opportunities for member participation. Near-term, we have a terrific lineup for the WEST conference that we co-sponsor with AFCEA. I hope to see many of you there in San Diego 24-26 January.
There has never been a better or more important time to be a member of the Institute. Big decisions affecting the future of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine will be made this coming year. Our independent professional forum will be at the center of the debate.