Recruit A New Member
Throughout its proud history, the Naval Institute has been a membership organization. Members support the open forum of Proceedings, subscribe to Naval History, read USNI News and Naval Institute Press books, and participate in our conferences and events. Almost every member knows a person who serves in the Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard or a has a friend, family member, or colleague with interest in the Sea Services and global security issues. I ask you to recruit at least one member, and I issue a special challenge to our established members to sponsor a young serving professional whom you know. Help them advance within the profession, and help us advance the profession overall. In the face of significant global security challenges, growing Naval Institute membership is one way you can help the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard and those who serve. Go to www.usni.org/join today!
Annual Meeting: A Great Event
On 11 May, we held the Naval Institute’s 149th Annual Meeting—our first in-person annual meeting in three years and our first at the new Jack C. Taylor Conference Center. It was a great event with more than 400 people attending in person or online. We recognized the winners of the Midshipmen and Cadets, Leadership, and General Prize essay contests and the Proceedings, Naval History, and the Naval Institute Press Authors of the Year for 2021. A special American Sea Power Project discussion featured the Honorable John Lehman, former Secretary of the Navy; Dr. Thomas Mahnken, President and CEO of CSBA; and Dr. Sally Paine, a professor at the U.S. Naval War College. If you were not able to attend, you can still watch the event on the Naval Institute YouTube channel.
Naval Institute Press Author Of The Year
Paul Stillwell has been named 202l’s Naval Institute Press Author of the Year for his book, Battleship Commander: The Life of Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee Jr. Paul’s study is the first biography of Vice Admiral Lee, who served a key role dining World War II in the Pacific. An independent historian and retired naval officer, Paul worked for 30 years at the Naval Institute as its oral historian and editor of Naval History magazine. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, including four on battleships, including the battleship Arizona, and an award-winning volume on the Navy’s first African American officers, The Golden Thirteen.
For a copy of Battleship Commander, go to www.usni.org/press/books/ battleship-commander-0.
Peter H. Daly Vadm, Usn (Ret.)
Life Member And Member Since 1978