In today’s operational environment, providing a sustainable facility, both financially and environmentally, is not only logical, but politically required. This has been the impetus behind the design and development of a new “Campus” museum concept.
This state-of-the-art “museum Campus” concept is designed to foster community, inviting both the military and civilian sectors to live, work and celebrate important milestones, and inspiring our next Generation Sailors.
“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,” said Former Secretary Of The Navy, Kenneth J. Braithwaite.
No other military museum in the greater Washington, D.C. area is designed to accommodate the various activities that will be commonplace on the Campus. A separate space adjoining the new National Museum of the United States Navy will house businesses and shops, providing another funding source for operational costs.
Imagine a place where local residents, the business community and military organizations can celebrate historic anniversaries and individual achievements; a place to host 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 new Campus will provide a venue for 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.
Navy’s leadership will have a home and a stage in the Nation’s capital 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.
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