Now is an important time to have a strong Naval Institute, and I am pleased to announce that our membership grew in 2012. Not only do we have more Members, we have more active-duty Members, junior and senior alike. The Naval Institute is healthy and vibrant, and 2013 is going to be another exciting year!
As we look at recent trends, history, especially military history, is increasingly being marginalized in our schools and universities. Continuing to make military history available is an important outcome the Naval Institute delivers. Naval History helps bring the past and its meaning alive for both regular citizens and naval professionals. We need your help to increase its educational reach and impact.