As the Independent Forum of the Sea Services – also celebrating our birthday this week – we are proud to be a part of the narrative that has helped shape our United States Navy’s rich history and way forward. Since 1873 – Taking the Dare.

The Naval Institute celebrates the 236 Years of the United States Navy and welcomes the new CNO Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert. Here are his Sailing Directions:

Warfighting First: Be ready to fight and win today, while building the ability to win tomorrow

Operate Forward: Provide offshore options to deter, influence and win in an era of uncertainty

Be Ready: Harness the teamwork, talent and imagination of our diverse force to be ready to fight and responsibly employ our resources

The CNO, MCPON, and SECNAV message:

And let us not forget the birthday of the U.S. Naval Academy.

With that, we offer you a piece from our archive; a celebration of the future and knowledge through discourse.

NAVAL EDUCATION. By Commander A. T. Mahan, U. S. Navy.

Mahan, A.T. – 1879, 5-4-9




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  • LCDR BJ Armstrong

    Non Sibi Sed Patriae

    …”Not for self, but country.”

    Happy Birthday USN – From your deployed members in the Gulf of Aden.

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