The Naval Institute continues to meet its many missions while our staff works almost entirely remotely in this COVID environment. We continue to publish Proceedings and Naval History magazines, USNI News, publish and fulfill orders for books, conduct (remote) events, oversee construction of our new Conference Center—and more. I want to thank our members and donors who provide support to all our mission areas. Your support keeps us moving through the water.
Maritime Security Dialogue
The U.S. Naval Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a virtual Maritime Security Dialogue event on Thursday, 6 August, at 1000. The discussion will address “The Movement toward Greater Integration in Naval Warfare” with Vice Admiral James W. Kilby,
U.S. Navy, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities (N9), and Lieutenant General Eric M. Smith, U.S. Marine Corps, Commander, Marine Corps Combat Development Command and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration, as the featured speakers. The 2020 Maritime Security Dialogue series is made possible through support from Huntington Ingalls Industries. Visit www.usni.org/events to register.
Naval Institute Press
The Naval Institute Press is answering the demand for digital educational resources. To meet the growing needs of NROTC, NJROTC, professional military educational institutions, and the Naval Academy, the Press has made some of the core texts for these programs available through customized digital portals. New titles as well, such as The Watch Officer’s Guide, 16th edition, are included in this rapidly expanding initiative. For more information, email [email protected].
Construction of the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center is on budget and on track for substantial completion in January 2021. As we head into the final six months of the build, we are confirming donor recognition on bricks, chairs, the Celestial Wall, and all the naming opportunities at the Center. If you would like to be permanently recognized inside the Center, please contact the Foundation
to reserve your naming opportunity, including bricks and chairs, at 410-295-1054
or [email protected].
Congrats, Essay Contest Winners!
The winners of this year’s Coast Guard Essay Contest are all young, active-duty Coast Guard professionals. First prize went to Lieutenant Andrew Ray; second prize was won by Lieutenant Commander Daniel Wiltshire; and Petty Officer Third Class Merrill Magowan took third prize. All three winning essays are in this issue. The winners of this year’s Enlisted Prize Essay Contest are: Petty Officer First Class John Minor, U.S. Navy (first prize); Chief Petty Officer Phillip Null, U.S. Coast Guard (second prize); and Petty Officer Second Class Matthew Clutter, U.S. Navy (third prize). The winner of this year’s Emerging and Disruptive Technology Essay Contest (sponsored by MITRE Corporation) is Professor William Williamson of the Naval Postgraduate School. Second prize went to Lieutenant Commander Matthew Hall, U.S. Navy, and the third prize winner was Matthew Reyburn. Congrats to all the winners! The competition was tough.
Until next month, stay safe and be well!