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
CORPORATE 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
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 EMIRATES
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!
Sector St. Petersburg Coast Guard
Station through Tampa Bay to the
mouth of the Hillsborough River
before returning. The 87-foot cutter,
whose commanding officer is Lt. Jim
Pafford, supports homeland security,
Living Marine Resource Protection,
search and rescue, alien migration
interdiction and drug interdiction
■ Cadets from the U.S. Naval Sea
Cadet Corps’ American Victory Di-
vision in Tampa, Fla., are helping re-
store lifeboats from the unit’s name-
sake ship. Four 20-foot-long life-
boats, each weighing 4,500 pounds,
were set on the deck of SS American
Victory in mid-February. The cadets
will sand old paint from the metal
and wood and repaint the lifeboats in
battleship gray and safety orange. A
Victory-class cargo vessel, SS Ameri-
can Victory launched in June 1945
and was used during World War II,
and the Korean and Vietnam wars to
carry guns, gear, food and other
essentials to U.S. troops. It now
serves as a museum and maritime
educational facility, and makes occa-
sional voyages into Tampa Bay and
the Gulf of Mexico.
■ Broward County Sheriff Al Lam-
berti was the guest speaker for the
Broward County, Fla., Council’s Feb.
12 dinner meeting at the Tropical
Acres Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale.
Lamberti spoke to a group of 80
Navy Leaguers, military personnel
and guests. He noted that his area of
greatest concern is the exponential
growth of gangs in Broward County.
Broward has 80 gangs with member-
ship of about 1,000, he said.
Lamberti added that the problem is
statewide, noting there were gang
members in every jail in each of the
67 counties in Florida. ■
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