Construction of the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center Begins!
On the 18th of September, the Naval Institute broke ground on its dazzling new conference center with hundreds of members, donors, board members, and dignitaries in celebratory attendance. Speaking at the ceremony were the Honorable Thomas B. Modly, Under Secretary of the Navy, Vice Admiral Sean S. Buck, Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, General Peter Pace, Chair of the Naval Institute Foundation Board of Trustees and 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Mr. Andrew C. Taylor, Executive Chairman of Enterprise Holdings of St. Louis, who with his family made the center’s lead donation.
Also lifting shovels were Jo Ann Taylor Kindle of the Crawford Taylor Foundation, Mike Petters, CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, major donor David Parks, Admiral Mike Mullen, a Director of Bloomberg Philanthropies and 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Honorable Robert Work, Chair of the Naval Institute Board of Directors and former Deputy Secretary of Defense.
Located on the Yard of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, this new, state-of-the-art facility, funded entirely with private donations, will create a physical flagship for the Institute, drawing people into the heart of our historic Independent Forum, benefitting Sailors, Marines, and Coastguardsmen in perpetuity. Construction will proceed for the next 15 months!
Join the Naval Institute and the Naval Academy on 22 October in Annapolis for an insightful conference: “The Promise and Risk of the AI Revolution.” Speakers will seek to separate the hype from the reality as well as the ethical considerations of AI’s use. They will also address the potential opportunities and dangers of advancing artificial intelligence in both military and civil capacities. View the full program and register to attend at www.usnihistoryconference.org. This conference is made possible through support from The William M. Wood Foundation.
As members of the Naval Institute, we are proud to be part of an independent, non-partisan, and open forum that advances the naval profession and naval professionals through the authoritative works that appear on the pages of Proceedings each month. Proceedings is the heart of the independent forum and our members keep that heart beating through their thought leadership and strategic thinking promoting debate and discussion. We welcome the participation of the finest men and women in the nation’s Sea Services and thank you for your membership. If you are not a member of the Naval Institute, join us today.
Peter H. Daly
VADM, USN (Ret.)
Life Member and Member since 1978