Interest continues to build as we near the 2014 Annual Meeting of the U.S. Naval Institute, scheduled for 1500 on 16 April at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. The Institute’s Chair of the Board, Admiral Jim Stavridis, USN (Ret.), will kick off the meeting and announce the election results for the Naval Institute Board of Directors and the Editorial Board.
I am looking forward to making a positive report on the state of the Institute. Following this, we will present the author of the year awards for 2013.
We are honored to have two other very distinguished speakers on the agenda, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, USN, and Dr. James M. McPherson, the George Henry Davis ’86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. Dr. McPherson is one of the Nation’s foremost Civil War historians. He received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom. His most recent book is War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865.