NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES
A civilian organization dedicated to informing the American people and their government that the United States of America
is a maritime nation and that its national defense and economic well being are dependent upon strong sea services -- United
States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard and United States Merchant Marine.
1. Educate national leaders and the nation.
2. Support the men and Women of the sea services.
3. Provide assistance to sea service families.
4. Support youth programs.
The Navy League of the United States was founded in 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 278 councils in the United States and around the world. The Navy League has more than 66,000 active members.
The Navy League supports America's young people through its youth programs, including sponsorship of the US Naval Sea Cadet
Corps and the Navy League Scholarship Program. 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 $200,000 in scholarships and awards every year.
Navy League councils support active duty military personnel through "adoption" of ships, installations, and units; commissioning
ceremonies; award programs; and other recognition programs.
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.