Join us on Wednesday, 11 May, for the Naval Institute’s 149th Annual Meeting. This will be our first in-person annual meeting in three years—and our first at the new Jack C. Taylor Conference Center! There will be an open house to see the new facility starting at 3:00 pm. The annual meeting will kick off at 4:00 pm with welcome remarks from Board Chair, the Honorable Robert Work. Vice Admiral Pete Daly, U.S. Navy (Retired), CEO and Publisher, will provide an update on the state of the Institute and announce the election results for the Board of Directors and Editorial Board. An awards presentation will recognize Authors of the Year and essay contest award winners. The meeting will conclude with a special discussion featuring authors from the American Sea Power Project: The Honorable John F. Lehman Jr., former Secretary of the Navy (1981–87); Dr. Thomas Mahnken, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; and Dr. Sarah C.M. Paine, William S. Sims University Professor, U.S. Naval War College.
A reception will be held following the event on the Rooftop Terrace. All members and supporters are welcome to attend. The meeting will be broadcast live. Go to www.usni.org/annualmeeting for full details and to register!
Naval Institute Press Books
On 14 May, the Navy will commission the guided missile destroyer USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG-121), named for Lieutenant General Frank Peterson, U.S. Marine Corps, the first black Marine aviator. The ship’s crest bears the motto “Into the Tiger’s Jaw,” a phrase General Petersen often used. The Naval Institute Press book, Into the Tiger’s Jaw: America’s First Black Marine Aviator, is his inspiring autobiography. The commissioning will take place in Charleston, South Carolina, and the ship’s home port will be Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. To order your copy of Into the Tiger’s Jaw, go to www.usni.org/press/books/tigers-jaw.
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