In His Own Words: Ali Wambold
I first became involved with the Naval Institute through a former Institute Board member and business associate who knew of my father’s career as an Air Force officer and my interest in security. He persuaded me that the Institute is relevant beyond the Navy, both to the other services and to civilians. If the Naval Institute does not have specific application to my career, per se, it is an important shared interest among like-minded business people. American commerce would be vulnerable without the protection of the U.S. military, and the Institute certainly contributes to the Navy’s credibility and effectiveness.
The Naval Institute does a terrific job of communicating useful, timely information on matters vital to national security. Its position outside the formal military structure gives it an independence that is reassuring to a civilian reader who could be concerned that the Navy is merely “talking its book.”