Upcoming Conferences and Events
The Naval Institute and the Loy Institute for Leadership at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are hosting a special virtual event titled “Lessons in Leadership: A Conversation with General Martin E. Dempsey” on 10 November at 10:00. Admiral Thad Allen, the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard, will lead the discussion with General Dempsey, the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. General Dempsey will share lessons and ideas from his 41-year military career and his two books, Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership and No Time for Spectators, which examines today’s leadership landscape and what it demands of leaders and followers. This event is made possible through support from The William M. Wood Foundation.
On 13 November at 10:00, the Naval Institute and the Center for Strategic & International Studies will co-host our next virtual Maritime Security Dialogue. The discussion will address “Information Warfare: From A Supporting Role To A Leading Role” with Vice Admiral Jeffrey E. Trussler, U.S. Navy, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information/Director of Naval Intelligence as the featured speaker. The 2020 Maritime Security Dialogue event series is made possible through support from Huntington Ingalls Industries. For more information on both these events, visit www.usni.org/events.
Naval Institute Press
Our newest book on wargaming is The Craft of Wargaming: A Detailed Planning Guide for Defense Planners and Analysts by Colonels Jeff Appleget and Robert Burks, U.S. Army (Retired) and Fred Cameron. “One of the best ways to penetrate the ‘fog of future war’ is to conduct war games designed to illuminate potential advances and to highlight new operational concepts and organizational constructs to exploit them. This handy guide on the craft of wargaming is sure to help keep this renaissance going strong. It is a superb compendium for both defense planners and analysts as well as the designers of quality games.” —Robert O. Work, 32nd Deputy Secretary of Defense and former Undersecretary of the Navy. For more information and to order your copy, go to www.usni.org/press/books/craft-wargaming.
Diversity and Inclusion Essay Contest—Sponsored by Raytheon Technologies
Continuing the ongoing dialogue around diversity and inclusion, I am proud to announce a new contest sponsored by Raytheon Technologies. In the past few decades, the Sea Services have made significant strides in improving diversity in both officer and enlisted ranks in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. However, there is still room to improve. The Naval Institute welcomes essays that address this continuing challenge and offer prospective solutions. To find out more, look at the contest announcement on the next page or go to www.usni.org/essay-contests.
The American Sea Power Project
In January, we will be kicking off a major initiative in the pages of Proceedings that will lead to future events in the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center and a possible book project. We are calling it The American Sea Power Project. In his editor’s page this month, Bill Hamblet describes the project and our thinking behind it. It will command a significant portion of every issue of Proceedings in 2021, and we hope it will stir an important debate within the Sea Services and arouse a new national understanding of the important contributions of naval power to national security.