NEW NAVY CAMPUSProviding a sustainable facility, both financially and environmentally, is not only logical, but politically required.
A campus that unites
The future is inherently unpredictable, but historical patterns can guide us to better prepare for what lies ahead, and leadership is a knowledge-based skill. The new Campus will provide innovative thought leadership, education, and training, in a facility designed to not just serve the Navy’s leaders, but also to benefit its broader communities. It will be recognized worldwide as an institution where leaders from industry, government, and the non-profit sectors can convene, collaborate, and grow.
But the Campus will also be multi-faceted, a nexus for the Navy’s numerous audiences and purposes, a place to celebrate historic anniversaries and individual achievements, to present high-visibility ceremonies, to recruit the next generation of sailors, to host re-enlistments, reunions and change of commands, and finally a place to celebrate the Navy’s rich cultural heritage.
The Campus will provide the Navy’s leadership a home and a stage in the Nation’s capitol to share their powerful stories and their ambitious vision for the Navy’s future and the people it serves around the globe. Old and new generations of the sea service, as well as the general public, will find their experience at the Campus to be educational, relevant, inspirational, and compelling. The Navy’s storied past, present and future is a story for everyone, and one that should be told.
The National Museum of the United States Navy Campus provides the perfect platform for powerful storytelling. The Campus will connect the U.S. Navy’s legacy of service, courage, honor and loyalty with the absolute imperatives confronting it today, including forward presence, advanced technologies, energy balance and humanitarian assistance.
IT IS VITAL THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF A STRONG AND VIABLE NAVAL FORCE. AS A MARITIME NATION, OUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT.
– FORMER SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (SECNAV),
KENNETH J. BRAITHWAITE
CREATING AN ENDURING
MEMORIAL TO NAVY HERITAGE
The new National Museum of the U.S. Navy campus will foster and promote public understanding of the Navy’s rich history and proud heritage.
- The campus-style museum located outside the Navy’s security perimeter will vastly improve public access to the museum and accessibility of its educational programming.
- There will be no fee for visitors to the new NMUSN campus.
- The flagship, state-of-the-art museum will become the centerpiece for the Navy’s national network of museums and provide critical support for Naval History and Heritage Command.
- The new NMUSN campus will serve as a cultural center to honor those who have served, and who continue to serve, in the U.S. Navy.
- Special events facilities will provide an ideal venue for ceremonies and celebrations.
The new museum will also become the cornerstone of a Navy Campus based on a sustainable business model designed for long-term durability of the project. In addition to freeing up critically needed space at Washington Navy Yard, the mixed-use Campus will create opportunities for vitally needed revenue streams to support museum programs. The site will include the U.S. Navy’s primary conference center capable of hosting a wide range of lectures, courses, seminars, and meetings. It will also include special event facilities for ceremonies and celebrations.
Delivers Critical Information Capabilities (Teach History’s Lessons)
- Amplifies SECNAV, CNO, the Fleet, and U.S. Defense/Naval Strategies
- Learn From Our Past – History is Prologue
- Educates, Engages, & Inspires Warfare Communities, Veterans, Students, & Families
- Brings Navy Stakeholders Together –Navy’s Center –Gather, Remember, Reflect, Learn, Act
Educates Thru Cutting-Edge Experiences (Live, Digital, Virtual, and Web)
- Illuminates the Economic, Technological, and Strategic Benefits of the U.S. Navy
- Brings to Life the Human Experiences of Serving at Sea
- Creates a Living Memorial to U.S. Navy’s Victory & Valor
- Celebrates 250 Years of Navy History–Honors Our Sailors Past, Present, & Future
- ~22 million Visitors to DC Annually
- ~50K Active, Reserves, Civilian, Retirees
- D.C.’s hottest neighborhood
- Engaging and Inspiring Future Sailors at the Optimum Age
Delivers Historical Insights In Context
- Applying Past Lessons is Instructive
- Enables Good Decisions–Navy’s History, Heritage, and Warrior Ethos Are Foundational
- Articulates Value of Sea Power to the Public
- Allows the Navy to Seize the Advantages of Historical Learning