Strike and Support Forces NATO and
deputy commander of U.S. Naval
Forces Europe and Africa.
Attending the meeting were several local mayors and their representatives, the president and members
of the newly founded association
“Les Américains et le 6éme Flotte à
Villefranche sur mer,” CAPT Louis
Arny, U.S. naval attaché in Paris,
and CAPT Edwin Grohe, liaison
officer of Sixth Fleet.
Foggo gave a wonderful discourse
in French and English explaining the
missions of the U.S. Navy in the
Mediterranean, the Black and the
Baltic Seas, according to Council
President Cornelis Van Vliet.
Following his remarks, Foggo had
the pleasure of promoting Grohe to
the rank of captain. This wonderful
ceremony was witnessed by his wife
and two sons, along with 90 members and guests of the Navy League.
Following the meeting, the council hosted a champagne reception
followed by a superb lunch in the
hotel dining room, where Foggo
pinned six new members with their
Navy League pins. ;
Editor in Chief Amy L. Wittman contributed to this report.
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; 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 Armed Services.
; 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!
J. Michael McGrath
James H. Offutt
VADM James G. Foggo congratulates
Sixth Fleet Liaison Officer Edwin
Grohe after promoting him to captain
during the French Riviera-Monaco
Council’s annual general meeting at
the Carlton Hotel in Cannes Feb. 28.
With Grohe are his wife and sons. At
the rear is French Riviera-Monaco
Council President Cornelis Van Vliet.