Welcome To Fall
October is our annual focus on the submarine force and antisubmarine warfare. Throughout our history, submarine issues have been featured and debated in the pages of Proceedings. In 1912, then-Lieutenant Chester W. Nimitz wrote his first Proceedings article, “Military Value and Tactics of Modern Submarines.” The tradition continues this month, as we salute the Silent Service.
History Conference: Ambassadors, Warriors and Attachés
Please join us on Wednesday, 20 October, for “Ambassadors, Warriors, and Attachés: The Role of the Military in Diplomacy” in person at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Alumni Hall or virtually. This conference will gather government, military, and academic leaders to discuss the military’s role in diplomacy throughout history and how diplomacy contributes to rule of law and the U.S. international image. To learn more and to register, go to www.usnihistoryconference.org.
Naval Institute Press Books
U.S. Submarines Through 1945: An Illustrated Design History
The Norman Friedman Illustrated Design History series of U.S. warship books has been an industry standard for three decades, and the Naval Institute Press is proud to make these books available once more. Digitally remastered for enhanced photo resolution, this series will continue to serve as the foundation for U.S. naval warship research and reference for years to come. To order your copy, go to www.usni.org/press/books/us-submarines-through-1945-0.
Sponsored Student Program
This issue will be the first delivered to thousands of our new sponsored student members. Through this program, midshipmen and cadets are sponsored as student members of the Institute, exposing them to Proceedings and providing access to our archives. Even when students can’t get to a library, they’ll have research resources at their fingertips. To our new members, welcome! If you are interested in being a sponsor, find out more about the program at www.usni.org/donate/student-memberships.
Dedication And Opening Of The Jack C. Taylor Conference Center
The Naval Institute held the grand opening of the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center on 30 September (after this issue went to press). Funded entirely with private donations, the Center is a unique, high-tech venue that features a 406-seat auditorium, reception spaces, an indoor/outdoor rooftop terrace, five unique meeting rooms, and a broadcast studio. It will host events that will stimulate innovative thinking about issues facing the Sea Services and the nation. Built to LEED certification and DoD force protection standards, it is ideal for professional symposia and can even host classified discussions on a per-use, waiver basis. Thanks to all those who made this multi-generational opportunity a reality! We’ll provide a full report on the dedication festivities in the November issue.