The Navy League depends on passionate individuals like you to carry our education and support mission forward. Local councils adopt ships and shore commands, reward and honor enlisted personnel, host dinners and celebrations for military personnel, and support family members left behind when spouses and parents are deployed. In addition, many councils have participated in spectacular ceremonies connected with the commissioning of new Navy and Coast Guard ships as well as the dedication of new military shore facilities. No prior military service is required to be a member of the Navy League!
We need you!! Help us combined our voices to make a powerful statement on Capitol Hill.
The sea services depend on Navy League members to tell their story to our Congressional leaders. We believe that providing for the common defense is—and must always be---the first and most important responsibility of the federal government. As a maritime nation, the United States must have the strongest, most capable sea services and a dedicated maritime strategy to ensure conflicts are kept far from our shores and that the sea lanes are open and free for commerce. Congress needs to understand the negative effects of budget caps and sequestration to the sea services. It is up to you to help the sea services explain what they can and can’t do with the limited money that is available in a world with increasing global instability.
If the Department of the Navy, the Coast Guard, and the Maritime Administration are required to continue to respond to crisis after crisis without the funding needed to build new ships, repair old equipment and provide routine maintenance, the nation risks permanent damage to national defense and puts in jeopardy the domestic and international economies that rely on the safety and security that U.S. sea power provides. Ships, crews, and equipment cannot continue at the current pace of operations. The retention of trained personnel will decline, ultimately leading to reduced readiness for combat and other missions. By many measures, current funding levels do not meet the sea services’ needs.
We need you to tell this story. The Navy League is on Capitol Hill, constantly supporting forums, speakers, and other events to help tell the sea services story. But that pales in comparison to the power you have as a constituent. Make your voice heard. Tell your Member of Congress and your Senators you support the sea services by taking action on one of our campaigns.
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CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
FORCM James Monroe, USN (Ret)
CAPT Bill Crow, USN (RET)–Immediate Past President
CAPT Louis Schager, USN (Ret)-VP of Development VADM James D. McArthur, Jr., USN (Ret)-VP of Military Affairs
FLTCM Jon Thompson, USN (RET) –Treasurer
CDR Mark E. Newcomb, JACG, USN (RET) - Judge Advocate
Mrs. Julie A. Gifford- VP of Membership
RADM Chuck Beers, USN (RET)-Secretary
CAPT Christopher “Kit” Chope, USN (Ret) - VP At Large
CAPT Robert N. Geis, USN (Ret) - VP At Large
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
HON David H. Adams
VADM David Architzel, USN (Ret)
CDR Charles S. Arrants, USN (RET)
CAPT Douglas Beaver, USN (RET)
CAPT Robert E. Clark, USN (Ret)
MajGen Jon A. Gallinetti, USMC (RET)
Mr. Joseph Gianascoli
Mr. John Griffing
ADM William E. Gortney, USN (Ret) CAPT Cameron Ingram, USN (RET) RADM Jack Kavanaugh, SC, USN (RET)
Mr. Kevin F. King
CAPT Louis P. Lalli, USN (RET)
Mrs. Elizabeth Mayo
Mr. Jay McGovern
Mrs. Christina Murray
CAPT Michael O’Hearn, USN (RET)
LtCol John A. Panneton, USMC (RET)
CAPT S. Robert Roth, USN (RET)
Mrs. Feba Thomas
Ms. Jordan Watkins
“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy."
President John F. Kennedy
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1-Year Premium Individual/International - $55
2-Year Premium - $100 (save $10*)
3-Year Premium - $130 (save $35*)
4-Year Premium - $180 (save $40*)
5-Year Premium - $225 (save $55*)
Life membership (to age 55) - $1000
Life membership (age 56 - 75) - $750
Life membership (age 76 +) - $500
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We are a military service organization, rather than a veterans’ organization, although we cherish and support our veterans and wounded warriors. We are the trusted civilian partners of the sea services, supporting their mission, their personnel and their families. We also believe in building a strong foundation for those services through youth programs that teach duty, honor and respect for this country and provide a path into the sea services.
The Navy League has three missions:
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