It is a pleasure to extend renewed greetings to each and every Member as we enter 2014. I am happy to report the Naval Institute had a very positive 2013. Although a full briefing will be provided at the Annual Meeting in April, I am pleased to announce we gained Members (and more active-duty Members) in 2014. We also had very positive Foundation results, as well as positive results in the Naval Institute Press, Proceedings, and Conferences. Overall, the Institute generated one of the best bottom lines in many years. This ensures we can continue to deliver on our important mission.
With the start of the New Year, it is time for the annual election of our Board of Directors and Editorial Board.
In 2013, the membership approved the Naval Institute’s revised Constitution and By-Laws, which increased the number of elected Directors from 9 to 15. We are also transitioning to staggered three-year terms. The slate of the Board of Directors and the slate of Editorial Board Members are printed on pages 80-83 of this issue, together with each candidate’s biographic sketch. A ballot is enclosed. Now it is time for you, our Members, to vote.