Board of Directors

FORCM  James Monroe, USN (Ret)


Maryellen Baldwin

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                                                                      
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

"If there's one thing America has stood for more than any one thing, is that we are a force for good. We make mistakes. We've made mistakes. We'll continue to make mistakes. But we are a force for good. And we should never, ever forget that, and we should always keep that out in front as much as any one thing that drives us every day."."

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Becoming an Advocate is Easy


  • E-Membership- $25 

  • 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

  •  *Over 1-year rate​

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:​​

  1. To enhance the morale of active-duty personnel and their families.                         
  2. Inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services.
  3. Support youth through programs such as the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Junior ROTC and Young Marines that expose young people to the values of our sea services

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Meet Our



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!​

  • You served in one of the sea services and want to continue your association with that service.

  • You are a small business or company, or a larger business or corporation, perhaps engaged in commerce with the sea services.

  • You understand the importance of sea power to our national defense and economy and you want to help ensure that they remain strong and viable. You know that the sea services are America's strength.

  • You admire what your local Navy League council is doing and you want to help them carry on their mission in support of our men and women in uniform.

  • You are the spouse of an active duty service member who cannot join the Navy League, but you want to and can.

  • You know that the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are usually the first on the scene at catastrophic events and provide medical and other humanitarian services around the world and you want to support that mission.

  • You are concerned about terrorism and homeland security and you want to support the Coast Guard as it protects our ports and interdicts drug traffickers and potential terrorists on the high seas.

  • You know that forward presence and quick reaction to world events is provided by the Navy and Marine Corps and that we must have the ships and equipment to make them responsive and effective.

  • You know that 90% of the world’s goods move to their destination by sea and a capable U.S.-flag Merchant Marine is needed to sustain the economy of the United States.