More than six years have passed since the last time we increased the cost of dues. As we all know, inflation is real, it has reached over 8% in the last few months, and postage and paper costs have been rising at an even faster rate. The Board of Directors approved a modest 6% dues increase effective July 1st. The best way to compensate for the increase is to extend the duration of your membership. If you are a one year member, upgrade to three years. Or consider becoming a lifetime member and never have to deal with another dues increase. To renew or extend your membership, go to www.usni.org/join today!
Upcoming events and conferences
The Naval Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will host two Maritime Security Dialogues in July. On July 13, the Naval Institute Ward Carroll will interview Vice Admiral Kenneth WhitesellCommander of the Naval Air Forces, Rear Admiral James DowneyPEO aircraft carrier and Rear Admiral Andrew Loiselle, director of the Air Warfare Division (OPNAV N98), at the Jack C. Taylor Lecture Center at the Naval Institute in Annapolis, on the evolution of aircraft carriers and the future of naval aviation. July 18, General Eric Smith, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps, will be interviewed at CSIS Headquarters in Washington, DC. The Maritime Security Dialogue Series is made possible through the generous support of HII.
On Tuesday, October 25, the Naval Institute and the US Naval Academy will host an applied history conference titled, “The Russia-China partnership: a challenge for the world order? at the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center. Speakers and panelists will discuss great power competition, the influences and factors that shape the worldviews of Russia and China, and their bet to restore world order.
Registration and more information about these events are available at www.usni.org/events.
Naval Institute Press Books
Surface Warfare Officer Department Head’s Guide
By Rear Admiral Fred Kacher, Captain Joseph A. Gaglianoand Commander Samantha A. O’NeilUS Navy
Shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks, then Captain Fred Kacher wrote an article for Procedure in which he shared what he learned during back-to-back deployments of department heads aboard the USS Princeton (CG-59). For a number of years this article was used in the Department Heads School at the Surface Warfare Officers School, was included in a Naval Institute Leadership Anthology, and ultimately sparked the publication of this book. . The Head of department guide is “an anthology of best practices and helpful advice gathered from surface warfare officers who have already fulfilled these critical department head roles.”
To order your copy, go to www.usni.org/press/books/surface-warfare-officers-department-head-guide.
Foundation of the Naval Institute
In 2021, the Institute successfully completed a fundraising campaign to meet many of its current needs, including the construction of the new conference center. We are truly grateful to everyone who participated! As grateful as we are for the current successes, leading the Institute through the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced our belief that the future will bring more disruptive challenges. On behalf of the generations of members who will follow us, consider investing in the Institute in any way possible. This can include monthly support donations, an outright donation, or a multi-year support pledge. And please keep the Institute in mind as a worthy and grateful recipient of a distribution from your IRA. To create a more permanent legacy, consider including the Institute in your estate plan or sponsoring a chair or “brick” at the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center. Your investment will pay dividends for years to come!