in Cannes, France. Among the distinguished guests were Rear Adm.
Robert O. Wray, vice commander,
U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa,
and director, Maritime Partnership
Program, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/
Africa; Bernard Brochand, mayor of
Cannes, Philip Richards, acting U.S.
consul general, Marseille; Michèle
Felizzola, consul du Canada; Avery
Glize-Kane, U.S. consular agent,
Nice; and Cmdr. Nicolas L. Ma-rusich, U.S. Sixth Fleet liaison.
Sixty-five members and guests
attended the meeting, during which
seven new members received their
Navy League pins. Following the
official meeting, Wray gave a Power-Point presentation about the Navy’s
missions in the Mediterranean and
around the Horn of Africa, according to Council President Cornelis
■ Two Florida Navy League Members from Florida were honored
with awards presented by the Joint
Chiefs of Staff March 18 at the
Capitol in Washington. John Os-terweil, a member of Sarasota-Manatee Council, was awarded the
Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for Distinguished Public Service. This is
the highest public service award
that can be presented by the Joint
Chiefs. Mark Rosenthal, a member
of Tampa Council, was awarded
the Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for
Outstanding Public Service.
The awards were presented by
Army Gen. David H. Petraeus,
commander, International Security
Assistance Force, and commander,
U.S. Forces Afghanistan. Navy
League National President Daniel
B. Branch and Executive Director
Dale A. Lumme were among the
invited guests. ■
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Daniel B. Branch Jr.
NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS
Pamela K. Ammerman
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC EDUCATION
Patricia Du Mont
Philip L. Dunmire
CORPORATE AFFAIRS, DEVELOPMENT AND MARKE TING
Thomas E. Jaffa
MEMBERSHIP AND INFORMA TION TECHNOLOGY
William R. Keller
REGION, AREA AND COUNCIL PRESIDENTS’ LIAISON
Richard H. Kennedy
William A. Kopper
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND RETENTION
SEA SERVICES LIAISON
David N. Todd
STRA TEGIC PLANNING
Alan L. Kaplan
NATIONAL ASSISTANT TREASURERS
William G. Braund
Stewart E. Reuter
NATIONAL JUDGE ADVOCATE
NATIONAL DEPUTY JUDGE ADVOCATES
Robert B. Haemer
Rand R. Pixa
NATIONAL CORPORATE SECRETARY
CHAIRMAN U.S. NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS
Randy W. Hollstein
PRESIDENT’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES
Cecil L. Blackwell
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Rabbi William Kloner
James M. Semerad
James H. Waller
2010-2011 NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
J. Michael McGrath
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
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.
Jack M. Kennedy
Robert E. Kramek
Charles R. Larson
Sanford W. McDonnell
Sheila M. McNeill
J. William Middendorf II
Carl E. Mundy Jr.
John A. Panneton
John M. Rau
J. Paul Reason
Leighton W. Smith Jr.
John J. Spittler
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!