DANNIE R. COATES
Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training
Corps cadets from Waiakea High
School man the hose during damage-control drills aboard the Coast Guard
Cutter Kiska in Hilo Harbor.
cadets had a chance to maneuver
and steer the cutter to pick up a
simulated man overboard, Coates
said. The event provided an excellent training and community relations opportunity for the Kiska
crew and an outstanding hands-on
training experience for the cadets
outside the classroom.
■ The Palm Springs, Calif.,
Council picked up and delivered
more than 800 pounds of coffee
purchased and donated by Starbucks coffee shop customers in La
Quinta, Palm Desert and Rancho
Mirage, Calif., to service members
here and abroad during the holiday
season. Many of the one-pound
bags included handwritten notes
expressing support for the troops.
According to Council President
David Whitson, a local Starbucks
initiated a grass roots campaign to
encourage customers to donate coffee to the troops. Their initial efforts
proved very successful, but they did
not know how to get the donated
coffee to the military. Around
Thanksgiving, Starbucks contacted
the council, specifically in hopes of
finding a way to get the donated
coffee to service members overseas.
The council ended up delivering
the coffee to troops of its adopted
units at Marine Corps Air Ground
of the United States
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201-5424
J. Michael McGrath
NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS
Pamela K. Ammerman
REGION, AREA AND COUNCIL PRESIDENTS’ LIAISON
Daniel B. Branch Jr.
Joseph S. Donnell III
CORPORA TE AFFAIRS AND DEVELOPMENT
Patricia Du Mont
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC EDUCATION
Philip L. Dunmire
Earl B. Hailston
SEA SERVICES LIAISON
Thomas E. Jaffa
MEMBERSHIP, MARKETING AND INFORMATION
Richard H. Kennedy
Jackson C. Stevens
STRA TEGIC PLANNING
Alan L. Kaplan
NATIONAL ASSISTANT TREASURERS
Stewart E. Reuter
Vicki S. Ruckman
NATIONAL JUDGE ADVOCATE
James L. Chapman IV
NATIONAL DEPUTY JUDGES ADVOCATES
Rand R. Pixa
NATIONAL CORPORATE SECRETARY
Richard C. Macke
Rabbi William Kloner
HONORARY NATIONAL HISTORIAN
Morgan L. Fitch Jr.
James M. Semerad
John F. Watkins
James H. Waller
PRESIDENT’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES
UNITED ARAB EMIRA TES
2008-2009 NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
John A. Panneton
Stanley R. Arthur
Albert J. Baciocco Jr.
Evan S. Baker
Calvin H. Cobb Jr.
Joanne S. Crown
John H. Dalton
Richard J. Danzig
Fred Davidson III
Timothy O. Fanning
Morgan L. Fitch Jr.
Albert H. Friedrich
H. Lawrence Garrett III
James S. Gracey
Alfred M. Gray Jr.
Thomas B. Hayward
Albert J. Herberger
James L. Holloway III
Paul R. Ignatius
Hansford T. Johnson
Paul X. Kelley
William C. Kelley Jr.
Frank B. Kelso II
Jack M. Kennedy
Robert E. Kramek
Charles R. Larson
Sanford M. McDonnell
Sheila M. McNeill
J. William Middendorf II
Carl E. Mundy Jr.
Thomas J. Patterson
John M. Rau
J. Paul Reason
Leighton W. Smith Jr.
John J. Spittler
Carlisle A.H. Trost
James D. Watkins
R. James Woolsey
STATEMENT OF POLICY
■ We of the Navy League of the United
States stand for a strong America — a nation
morally, economically, and internally strong.
■ We believe that the security of our nation
and of the people of the world demands a
well-balanced, integrated, mobile American
defense team, of which a strong Navy, Marine
Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine are
■ We support all Armed Services to the end
that each may make its appropriate contribu-
tion to the national security.
■ We know that in a free nation an informed
public is indispensable to national security
and, therefore, we will strive to keep the
nation alert to dangers which threaten — both
from without and within.
■ We favor appropriations for each of the
Armed Services, adequate for national securi-
ty, economically administered.
■ We oppose any usurpation of the
Congress’s constitutional authority over the
■ We urge that our country maintain world lead-
ership in scientific research and development.
■ We support industrial preparedness, plan-
■ We support efforts of our government to
achieve worldwide peace through international
■ We advocate a foreign policy which will
avoid wars — if possible; if not, win them!