Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S.-flag
“Sea-Air-Space will once again have
20 commands from the sea services on
the floor in 2015,” said Kevin Traver,
Navy League staff vice president for
Corporate Affairs, “and the support we
are receiving from the sea services’ senior
leadership is tremendous.”
More than 12,000 people registered
for the 2014 exposition, the largest mar-
itime exposition in the United States,
with more than 3,000 active-duty per-
sonnel from the U.S. and international
sea services taking part in a wide array of
professional development opportunities,
as well as touring the exhibit hall.
Some highlights expected at Sea-Air-Space 2015:
■ Northrop Grumman will display the
Unmanned Combat Air System on the
■ Boeing will be returning with the V-
22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
■ Lockheed Martin will display an F- 35
Lightning II joint strike fighter.
Invited keynote speakers include:
■ Raymond E. Mabus Jr., secretary of
■ ADM Paul F. Zukunft, commandant
of the U.S. Coast Guard.
■ Gen Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps.
■ ADM Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of
The Navy League also has entered into a
partnership with news radio station WTOP
and Federal News Radio to promote and
expand the reach of Sea-Air-Space.
The Navy League also recognizes the
importance of continuing the internationalization of Sea-Air-Space. Working together with the Navy International Programs
Office, the Defense Security Cooperation
Agency and the Department of Commerce,
the Navy League is poised to again bring
official international acquisition delegations to Sea-Air-Space in 2015.
Navy League corporate members are
responsible for providing the Navy,
Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant
Marine with the tools, resources and supplies they need to win wars and keep the
nation’s ports secure, protect our interests
overseas and provide a safe environment
for commerce to flourish.
Members of the Navy League Cor-
porate Membership Program comprise
different cornerstones of industry,
including multinational manufacturers,
companies focusing on specialty tech-
nologies, service providers and consult-
ants. The program provides a way for
these companies to demonstrate support
for the U.S. sea services and opportuni-
ties to network with U.S. and allied
defense industry leaders, senior
decision-makers on Capitol Hill, and the
departments of Defense and Homeland
The Navy League offers four levels of
industry participation. Foremost is the
Corporate Gold Membership, followed
by the Corporate Membership level,
Business Associate, and a level for fellow
nonprofits, research labs, embassies and
nongovernment organizations. As of December 2014, there were 25 Corporate
Gold Members, 83 Corporate Members,
33 Business Associate Members and
seven Nonprofit Members.
Throughout the year, members take
part in a variety of Navy League-hosted
forums and special events with sea service leadership. Most prominent is the
The Special Topic Breakfast Series is
another benefit of membership. Featuring
distinguished speakers from senior mili-
tary and civilian program offices, these
forums give industry the latest information
and insights on sea service acquisition pri-
orities and developments. The most recent,
on Dec. 2, featured Coast Guard Com-
mandant ADM Paul F. Zukunft.
Members have the opportunity to get
involved in special events around the
country hosted by the Navy League,
often in conjunction with local councils.
These include receptions on Capitol Hill
honoring members of Congress for their
support of the sea services, ship commis-
sionings and other unique programs.
2014 President’s Circle Members
The President’s Circle is an elite group of individuals who help the Navy League maintain its worldwide membership by advocating for sea service members and their families. President’s Circle members lead by example, advocating on behalf of the sea
services and educating the public and elected officials about the importance of strong maritime forces to the security and economic prosperity of the nation. They support sea service personnel and their families as well as youth programs that foster future
leaders. The Navy League offers several distinguished levels of annual President’s Circle Membership.
Members, as of Dec. 1, 2014:
The John J. & Mary R. Schiff
SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
CHIEF OF NAVAL
Max K. Miller
Jack F. Ritter Jr.
Ambassador J. William
Brent M. Bennitt
James T. Bonner Jr.
Connie R. Clark
Andrew J. Combe
Robert L. Crippen
William E. Dudley
Philip L. Dunmire
Timothy O. Fanning
Robert G. Funari
Nancy F. Gorell
Albert J. Herberger
Randy W. Hollstein
John B. Holmes
Richard H. Kennedy
William J. Krause
J. Michael McGrath
Sheila M. McNeill
Richard L. Miller
H. Gerald Nordberg Jr.
James H. Offutt
Barbara H. Porter
Geoffrey G. Prosch
David J. Reilly
Stewart E. Reuter
Henry M. Robinett
Norman T. Saunders
Warren H. Savage Jr.
Glen S. Schneider
Donald A. Sharper
Joan C. Sterling
Maynard Ross Thaxter
Stephen F. Waylett
William J. Waylett Jr.
Warren L. Weber
Roycealee J. Wood