The U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting was held on 16 April at the Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C., with Members and guests filling the auditorium to overflow.
In his welcoming remarks, Chair of the Board Admiral James G. Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired), commented on international developments and crises in various world hot spots. It is a time, he said, of great demand on our Sea Services, and a time when the role of the Naval Institute is more important than ever. He then turned to the results of this year’s Naval Institute elections and welcomed the new members of the Board of Directors and the Editorial Board.
Following this, Members received my brief CEO’s report on the positive State of the Institute. Our award-winning authors were recognized. There were two outstanding presentations by our featured speakers, followed by a splendid Member reception.
The following candidates were elected to the Board of Directors:
• General John R. Allen, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
• Rear Admiral Daniel R. Bowler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
• Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)