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Navy League Annual Convention
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Navy League's 2017-2018 Maritime Policy Statement


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About the Navy League

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The Navy League of the United States was founded Navy League Centennialin 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy League is unique among military-oriented associations in that it is a civilian organization dedicated to the education of our citizens, including our elected officials, and the support of the men and women of the sea services and their families.

The objective and purpose of the Navy League is educational and motivational. We must acquire and display before the citizens of our country information as to the conditions of our naval and maritime forces. We must awaken interest and support in all matters which aid our maritime capabilities.

To this end, the Navy League works closely with the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and US-flag Merchant Marine through a network of over 330 councils in the United States and around the world. The Navy League has nearly 70,000 active members.

The Navy League supports America's young people through its youth programs, including sponsorship of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, the Navy League Scholarship Program, and the Samuel Eliot Morison Essay Contest. Individual councils are also involved in promoting youth-oriented activities in their communities such as NJROTC, MCJROTC, and ROTC units along with other recognized youth programs. Local councils and national headquarters provide over $250,000 scholarships and awards every year. 

  • Over 100 young men and women are attending college today in part with scholarships provided by the Navy League and the Sea Cadet program.
  • Over 9,000 young people have a positive alternative in life due to their participation in Navy League sponsored sea cadets.
  • Over 1,500 meetings are held nationally each year to inform council members and community leaders about issues facing the sea services.
  • Over 10,000 people, including uniformed personnel and virtually every major worldwide defense contractor attend the Navy League Sea-Air-Space Esposition, the largest annual sea services exposition in the world.

Navy League councils support active duty military personnel through "adoption" of ships, installations, and units; commissioning ceremonies; award programs; and other recognition programs. 

  • Over 200 ships and stations have been adopted by Navy League councils.
  • Hundreds of service personnel receive "Sailor of the year", "Marine of the quarter" and similar recognitions underwritten by Navy League councils.
  • Over 25,000 sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel attended recreational and entertainment activities sponsored by the Navy League every year.

Over the years, the Navy League has compiled an impressive record of accomplishments. Today the Navy League is widely respected by citizens, community and industrial leaders, and public officials. Navy League programs are welcomed in communities throughout the nation, and members are recognized for their integrity and patriotism.  .

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