This year’s WEST Conference, “Lower Budgets and Higher Demands: How Do the Sea Services Strike the Right Balance?” has a laser focus on:
• The Nation’s growing demand for maritime forces
• The increasing challenge of providing the resources for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard operations, personnel, and platforms required to meet that demand successfully
The conference, the Naval Institute’s 25th cohosted with AFCEA International, will run 10–12 February at the San Diego Convention Center. On 11 February, the Institute will also host a Member event at the Ultimate Skybox in San Diego, guaranteed to be a most enjoyable social and networking opportunity. I do hope you have registered for both. If not, there is still time and you can sign up at www.usni.org/memberevent.