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5 Association of the United States Navy H ello from AUSN Headquarters. I know you will find this issue of Navy magazine interesting and informative. We are continuing our year- long focus on "Restoring Readiness" by highlighting the Navy's efforts to increase the speed of the acquisition of technologies that accelerate capabilities in the field. Articles on rapid proto- typing, fielding new technol- ogies faster and empowering our 21st Century Sailors to deliver innovative solutions to the problems they face every day are all exciting ways in which our Navy is solving the readiness equation. In keeping with our theme of innovation and empowerment, we have a very interesting interview with RADM David Hahn, the chief of Naval Research. AUSN also relies on the expertise of its members in the field, and I'm excited to welcome aboard four new Board of Directors members for the Class of 21: 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens, 15th Force Master Chief of the Naval Reserve CJ Mitchell, Command Master Chief Bryan Exum and Master Chief Tat Huen. I am grateful for their desire to continue to serve their shipmates as AUSN board members. Welcome aboard, master chiefs! I am excited to have your leadership and intellect on our board. As far as happenings at Headquarters, Legislative Director Mike Little has le the staff as the Coast Guard transitions his family to a new home port. I want to thank him for all the excellent work he did for our asso- ciation on Capitol Hill, building relationships, keeping members informed on Navy issues and working with our members and their elected representatives to solve individual problems. I know you all will join me in wishing Mike and his family the very best. Finally, we had a great showing at our annual Capitol Hill Reception in March. Receiving the AUSN Legislative Advocacy Award were Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Louie Gohmert. Both are staunch supporters of AUSN and veterans from every service, and we were honored to publicly recognize their contributions to fully support all those who wear or have worn the cloth of our great nation. Remember, I need each of you to get out and recruit just one member to meet our membership goal this year. e "Membership Recruiting Lamp" is lit in all authorized spaces! VADM Lou Crenshaw, USN (Ret.) Chair, AUSN Board of Directors FROM THE BOARD Flag Bridge Expertise in the Field ROBERT CUMMINGS PHOTOGRAPHY; JEFF MALLETT Connect with AUSN Through Social Media Association of the United States Navy @AUSNTweets Michael D. Stevens, left, the 13th master chief petty officer of the Navy, poses here with his wife, Theresa, and AUSN Board member Anthony Wallis at AUSN's Annual Capitol Hill Reception March 15. Stevens in March became one of four new members of the organization's Board of Directors.

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