The Navy League of the United States was
founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt.
It 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.
objective and purpose of the Navy League is two fold: educational and
motivational. We must acquire and display before the citizens of our
country information regarding the condition of our naval and maritime
forces. We must awaken interest and support in all matters which aid our
this end, the Navy League works closely with the Navy, Marine Corps,
Coast Guard, and US-flag Merchant Marine through a network of 265
councils in the U.S. and around the world. The Navy League has more than
65,000 active members.
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.
League councils support active duty military personnel through
"adoption" of ships, installations, and units; commissioning ceremonies;
award programs; and other recognition programs.
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.
seems to me that all good Americans interested in the growth of their
country and sensitive to its honor, should give hearty support to the
policies which the Navy League is founded to further. For the building
and maintaining in proper shape of the American Navy, we must rely on
nothing but the broad and farsighted patriotism of our people as a whole." Teddy Roosevelt
Membership is Key to our success!
people believe that you must be, or have been in the past, a member of
the United States Military. This is NOT TRUE at all. What you must be is
willing to have some fun, volunteer some of your time, be able to
participate in an event here or there, and most of all care about our
men and women in uniform.