Naval Institute Press Gets a New Director
The Naval Institute welcomes Adam Kane as Director of the Naval Institute Press. For the past five years, Adam has been editor-in-chief of the University of Oklahoma Press and an adjunct professor of American military history and the history of the Vietnam War at the University of Oklahoma. From 2008 to 2014, Adam worked as a senior acquisitions editor and electronic publications manager of the Naval Institute Press. Rick Russell, who has served as press director since January 2007, will continue with the Institute, championing its “World of Warships” and naval history initiatives.
Upcoming Conferences and Events
Profiles in Leadership
Join the Naval Institute in San Francisco on 16 January for an evening with General Peter Pace, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2005-2007). Drawing on more than 40 years’ experience from his distinguished military career and work in the business world, General Pace will share lessons on leadership, the importance of investing in people and purpose, and making decisions guided by ethics and integrity on the battlefield, in the boardroom, and in life. Learn more and register at www.usniprofilesinleadership.com.
The annual WEST conference and symposium is just two months away. WEST 2020 will feature two full days of discussions with defense and maritime leaders at the San Diego Convention Center on March 2nd and 3rd. This year’s theme is: “Are We Ready to Confront Great Power Competition?” Register and learn more at www.westconference.org.
Membership Resolution for 2020
The New Year brings new resolutions. One resolution we all can make (and keep!) is to broaden and strengthen the membership of the U.S. Naval Institute. Our community of members is the foundation of the independent and nonpartisan forum that drives new ideas and debate to advance the naval profession. Staying connected, sharing knowledge, and debating key issues keeps our Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard strong. Keep your membership current in 2020 and encourage others to become members.
We Remember Captain Wayne Hughes, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Last month we received the sad news that longtime Naval Institute member, Press author, and Proceedings contributor Wayne Hughes had died at age 89. Wayne was a giant of naval tactical and operational thought. Best known for his seminal book Fleet Tactics and Naval Operations, he was a proponent of naval professional education, a great tactician, teacher, and mentor who influenced generations of naval officers, including me. Professor Hughes taught operations analysis to Lieutenant Pete Daly at the Naval Postgraduate School in the early 1980s, and he continued to teach and write until the end.