Taira Payne is the Project Manager, Digital Assets & Web for the U.S. Naval Institute. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science, specializing in Archives and Digital Curation, from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s in History from Washington College. Prior to working for the U.S. Naval Institute, Taira held intern and fellowship positions at the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, CV Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, Maryland State Archives, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and National Agricultural Library.

Articles by Taira Payne

Joy Bright Hancock

WAVES: Laying the Groundwork

By Taira Payne
February 2021
Captain Joy Bright Hancock's naval service spanned three wars, starting with duty as a yeoman (F) in World War I. She went on to be the third director of the ...
Trost, Carlisle Albert Herman

Admiral Carlisle Trost as CNO

By Taira Payne
December 2020
Future Admiral Carlisle A. H. Trost entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949. He was commissioned an ensign in 1953, graduating first in his class. He reported to the destroyer ...