All local service and civic clubs
in Kingsville participate in the
annual luncheon that recognizes
the outstanding contributions
made by the men and women at
NAS Kingsville to the community.
This year’s honorees were Shannon
Misner, Military Spouse of the
Year; Navy Electronics Technician
3rd Class Scott Dunn, Enlisted
Volunteer of the Year; and Marine
Corps Capt Mike Webb Jr., Officer
Volunteer of the Year.
■ The Oak Harbor, Wash., Council, along with Oak Harbor Rotary,
held their 40th annual awards
luncheon to honor the NAS Whidbey Island Shore Sailor, Sea Sailor
and Marine of 2013.
Shore Sailor of the Year was
Logistics Specialist 1st Class Ros-mond L. Shaw from Electronic
Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Sea
Sailor of the Year was Navy Counselor 1st Class Raymond O. Pa-lanca from Electronic Attack
Squadron 136; and Marine of the
Year was Sgt Luis D. Rodriguez
from the Center for Naval Aviation
Technical Training Unit.
The awardees and finalists were
welcomed and introduced by NAS
Whidbey Island Commanding
Officer CAPT Mike Nortier, who
praised them for their outstanding
effort, dedication and patriotism,
along with many contributions to
the local community.
■ Elliot Gruber, the president and
chief executive officer of The
Mariners’ Museum in Newport
News, Va., was the guest speaker at
the December meeting of the
Since becoming the museum’s new
president nine months ago, Gruber
has launched a significant renovation and upgrade of the exhibits and
displays, according to Council
President Norbert Smith. The reorganized major facilities within the
museum enhance the experience
and enjoyment of its many visitors
of all age groups, Smith said. ■
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of the United States
2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201-5424
James H. Offutt
NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS
FIELD OPERATIONS (YOUTH)
SEA SERVICES (SEA SERVICE LIAISON,
PLANNING (INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS,
TRAINING (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)
NATIONAL ASSISTANT TREASURERS
NATIONAL JUDGE ADVOCATE
NATIONAL DEPUTY JUDGE ADVOCATES
NATIONAL CORPORATE SECRETARY
CHAIRMAN, NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS
Reverend Herbert Goetz
Rabbi William Kloner
James H. Waller
2013-2014 NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Philip L. Dunmire
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
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 contribution 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 security, economically administered.
■ We oppose any usurpation of the
Congress’s constitutional authority over the
■ We urge that our country maintain world leadership in scientific research and development.
■ We support industrial preparedness, planning, production.
■ 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!