In His Own Words: Danno F. Mahoney
My introduction to the Naval Institute came through reading a wardroom copy of Proceedings in July 1960 at my first assignment, the USS Trathen (DD-530), a Fletcher-class destroyer. I enjoyed it, continued reading, and am now a Life Member.
Education is a lifelong process, and the Naval Institute sets a high standard for education, ethics, and duty. I’m retired from a business career in manufacturing, but when I was working I used many things I learned in the Navy to be a better leader and manager—and some of those things were learned from the Naval Institute.
I enjoy supporting a vigorous organization that helps advance leadership, knowledge, and professional skills. I believe the Sea Services’ missions are important to the defense of our country, and I support the Naval Institute’s efforts to educate and challenge our naval personnel who strive to excel in that mission.