Beginning with its inception in 1902 and the endorsement of then President Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy League of the United States has provided a powerful voice for a stronger sea service to Congress and to the American People. The Navy League has become the foremost citizens organization dedicated to serve, support, and stand with all U.S. sea services — the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S. Flag Merchant Marine.
Compiling an impressive record of accomplishment by members who are recognized for their integrity, patriotism, and community service, the Navy League has grown since its founding to become a worldwide organization, comprised of nearly 70,000 members in almost 300 councils; including more than 250 corporate and community affiliate members.
Today, the Navy League’s original mission translates into two main initiatives. First, the Navy League’s public education efforts are designed to inform the nation, and its political leaders, of the vital importance to the country of a comprehensive and fully prepared sea service. Second, the Navy League – primarily through its local councils – provides support for active duty sea service personnel and their families.