The Power to Inform, Convene, and Inspire Campaign: Finishing Strong!
As this year comes to a close, so does the Institute’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign: The Power to Inform, Convene, and Inspire. Now is the time to get involved and push our campaign past its goal. Every gift counts! If you’ve thought about buying a brick or chair in the new Jack C. Taylor Conference Center, these opportunities are a great way to honor or memorialize someone or something meaningful in your life, while supporting the Institute. Visit www.usni.org/foundation today. You can also see the new video rendering of the Conference Center by visiting www.JackCTaylorConferenceCenter.org/video.
Upcoming Conferences and Events
Defense Forum Washington 2020 will be a special event titled “Delivering the Future Fleet to Maintain America’s Competitive Advantage” on 3 December. This event will bring together Department of Defense officials, senior military officers, Members of Congress, and industry and civilian leaders to address important and timely defense issues. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday and Commandant of the Marine Corps General David H. Berger are confirmed as featured speakers. Defense Forum Washington is made possible by generous support from Leonardo DRS and Lockheed Martin.
Maritime Security Dialogue
On Friday, 18 December, at 1000, the Naval Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a virtual Maritime Security Dialogue to address “U.S. and NATO in the High North and North Atlantic” with Admiral Robert P. Burke, U.S. Navy, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa and Commander, Allied Joint Forces Command Naples as the featured speaker. The 2020 Maritime Security Dialogue event series is generously sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries. For more information on both events,
Naval Institute Press
The Naval Institute Press has just released the latest edition of Farwell’s Rules of the Nautical Road, the ultimate reference for professional mariners. “I was very pleased to see this cornerstone reference updated . . . . The authors do a great job providing context, history, and using real life experiences to drive home the mandate that professional mariners know these rules cold. They can literally mean the difference between life and death at sea.” —Captain John P. Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired), former commanding officer of USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) and USS San Jacinto (CG-56), Navy League John Paul Jones Award Winner, and Proceedings 2018 Author of the Year. To order a copy, visit www.usni.org/press/books/farwells-rules-nautical-road-ninth-edition.
The American Sea Power Project
As I mentioned last month, we will be kicking off the American Sea Power Project in the pages of Proceedings starting in January. This project will embody Naval Institute thought leadership on the vital topics of U.S. naval power and maritime strategy. A number of noted experts have committed to writing for the project, and we hope it will stir a vital debate within the Sea Services and arouse a new national understanding of the importance of naval power to national security.