An online magazine of
opinion and observations by United States Naval Academy Alumni.
Alumni of the United States Naval Academy.
People with an interest in the U.S. Naval Academy.
People with an interest in the opinions and observations of U.S. Naval Academy
An online public forum for opinions and observations of alumni of the United
States Naval Academy.
To provide an online public forum for opinions and observations of alumni
of the United States Naval Academy.
To encourage public debate in a reasonable and logical manner.
To provide space and encourage responses by official representatives of any
group or institution that is the subject of an alumni article/essay.
Bancroft Echoes is published by Homeport:
the United States Naval Academy Alumni Online Community. All opinions
expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the opinion
of Homeport, the United States Navy, the
United States Naval Academy, or the United States Naval Academy Alumni
Association unless otherwise noted.
The Editorial Board shall consist of the Editor of Bancroft Echoes,
the Homeport staff, the Homeport Board of Directors, one
representative of the United States Naval Academy, and one representative
of the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association. Should the United
States Naval Academy and the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
decline to appoint official representives, these positions shall remain vacant.
Editor's Note: At this time both the United States Naval Academy and the
United States Naval Academy Alumni Association have declined to appoint
representatives, citing manpower constraints as the reason.
must be alumni of the United States Naval Academy; it is not necessary to
be a graduate but authors must be listed in the Register of Alumni. In the
case of multiple authors, all must be alumni.
will receive no payment for articles/essays.
retain copyright of their articles/essays but Bancroft Echoes and
Homeport shall have unlimited reproduction and reprint rights in all
must be original material written solely by the author/authors. If an
article/essay has been previously published, the author/authors must own
full rights and grant rights as noted above.
shall be submitted via email (vastly preferred) or by snail mail; if submitted
via snail mail, articles/essays shall be double-spaced in a monospaced typeface
on plain white paper with one inch margins at left, right, top and bottom.
should be timely but will be held in the archives as long as space allows.
should be no more than 10,000 words.
must receive a simple majority of "yes" votes from the Editorial Board before
they are accepted for publication.
will be published on the Web site as soon as they are accepted for publication.
may address any topic or subject, but the article/essay should express the
opinions or represent personal observations of the author/authors; the only
requirement for publication is Editorial Board approval.
Three articles/essays at a time will be published on Bancroft Echoes.
One will always be the most recent; the other two may be recent or may be
articles/essays of sustained public interest as determined by the Editor;
previous articles/essays will be held in the archives as long as space allows.
Responses to Articles/Essays
will be linked following the end of the text of the original article/essay.
will be accepted from alumni subject to Editorial Board review under the
same terms as the original article/essay. Occassionally responses will be
placed in the Web Wardroom of
Homeport without editorial review.
will be accepted from official representatives of any individual,
institution or group that is the subject of an article/essay; official responses
are not subject to editorial review.
Letters to the Editor
may be from anyone,
should be less than 500 words,
shall be clearly marked as a Letter to the Editor,
shall only be submitted via email to
are are subject to editorial review by the Editor, who may poll Editorial
Board members as deemed appropriate or necessary.
must be signed; active duty armed forces personnel may ask to have their
name withheld but we would prefer all letters bear the identity of the author.