In His Own Words: Peter Edmondo
The Navy is and always will be on the front line for America, whether by power projection or diplomacy. In my opinion, not enough civilians understand its worth. All they know is that a Navy costs a lot to have—and they have no yardstick with which to measure the value.
The Naval Institute can definitely help with that. I became a donor because I appreciate the Institute’s mission to educate people about today’s Navy and its issues. I am also a big fan of Naval History magazine.
A current interest is the Naval Institute’s program to underwrite student membership for midshipmen. By supporting this initiative, I feel I am advancing the cause through educating midshipmen on issues they will soon have to grapple with—and that have very little to do with their formal education. The Institute gets young officers’ minds into the techno-political world sooner and makes them more well-rounded leaders.