As I reported at the 142nd Annual Meeting on 22 April, the state of the Naval Institute is strong, and we had a banner year in 2014. We keep our mission in the fore. We are dedicated to guiding the Institute forward in this 21st century as the open forum of the Sea Services.
The Naval Institute is on the move. In that regard, I am pleased to report that we have made so much progress on our 2012 strategic plan that we are now launching the process of developing the next phases of that planning. The core objectives in the 2012 plan were, in summary, to:
• Enhance national understanding of the vital contribution of American sea power
• Preserve and make available naval history
• Increase, broaden, and engage our membership
• Secure resources to fund key initiatives that enable the Naval Institute to realize its vision.
As we move ahead with our strategic planning, membership input is key, and a survey will go out to Members in the next few weeks. We hope you will participate. Your responses are important!