Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater,
Fla., Command Master Chief John J.
Milbrandt, center stands with, from
left, Central Florida Area President
Chris Paddock, Past Tampa Council
President Jose Gutierrez, Asa Thomas,
Navy League National Director Joseph
J. Daigneault Jr., Lill Hansen, Florida
Region President Skip Witunski and
Gary “Doc” Welt at his retirement ceremony June 14.
■ NSCC Lt. Cmdr. Lee D. Van
Der Hulst was honored for his 50
years of service to the Sea Cadets
during an April 27 reception that
was attended by family, friends and
other Sea Cadet officers at the
Linconshire, Ill., home of Lt.
Cmdr. Brett Blomberg, NSCC, the
regional director for Wisconsin.
Van Der Hulst also was presented with the Chairman’s Medal during the event, the highest medal
given by the NSCC, by retired Navy
Capt. William Redomski, Midwest
field representative for the NSCC.
He also was given a plaque with the
Seabee Memorial on it in recognition of the Seabee Field Training
program for NSCC cadets that
he spearheaded in Marseilles, Ill.
More than 500 cadets have received
the construction-oriented training
over the last 10 summers. ■
Send Council Digest items and photos to:
2300 Wilson Blvd. Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201-5424
NAVY LEAGUE NEWS / COUNCIL DIGEST
of the United States
2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201-5424
2013-2014 NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Philip L. Dunmire
Albert J. Baciocco Jr.
Evan S. Baker
Daniel B. Branch Jr.
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
J. Michael McGrath
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
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!