US Naval Institute’s Missions Include Publishing and Preservation

March 10, 2014

A Navy Reserve veteran, Lloyd LeCain is involved in several maritime organizations, including the Navy Submarine League and the Military Officers Association of America. Lloyd LeCain is also a lifetime member of the US Naval Institute.

Located at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the US Naval Institute has existed for more than a century. The organization’s mission is to provide maritime education, preserve naval history, and serve as an outlet through which to discuss topics impacting seafaring. The institute has more than 100,000 members in various military branches, including the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, and the Navy.

Among the entity’s resources are a publishing company and a historical preservation service. The Naval Institute Press is its publishing company and has printed works covering a wide range of genres and subjects. The press was established in 1898 and is known for releasing both The Hunt for Red October and The Bluejacket’s Manual.

The Institute also preserves historical maritime media. It houses a collection of more than 450,000 photographs in physical and digital format. Interviews from prominent figures like Admiral Arleigh Burke are preserved as recordings and transcripts, as well.

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