In His Own Words: Gordon R. England
I decided to be more involved with the Naval Institute because it provides a very valuable service to the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard . . . and the nation. It is personally rewarding for me to support and contribute to organizations that help advance the causes of liberty and freedom, here and abroad.
Under the leadership of Board Chair Admiral Jim Stavridis and CEO Vice Admiral Pete Daly, the Naval Institute is now a national resource: It builds public understanding of the naval services, helps to develop future naval leaders, preserves and makes widely available the history of the naval services, and influences the future direction of the Sea Services.
The Naval Institute provides ongoing education for active duty, for retirees, for the general public—and for me! As a former Secretary of the Navy, it serves as an important venue to publish, to speak at important conferences, and to thereby stay engaged with the naval services. Further, it helps me stay in touch with naval leaders and with the many friends and associates with whom I served during my time in government.