NAVY LEAGUE NEWS / COUNCIL DIGEST
of the United States
2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201-5424
2012-2013 NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Albert J. Herberger
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
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
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!
The Arkansas Division’s Naval Sea Cadet Band of the West entertains during
an Aug. 5 fund-raiser aboard the presidential yacht Potomac held by the
Pacific Merchant Marine Council.
as Roosevelt’s presidential yacht
until his death in 1945, and later
was owned by, among other people,
Elvis Presley. After years of neglect
that led to its nearly being sold for
scrap, Potomac was restored and
has been open to the public since
1995. It continues to sail.
Council member Marti Burchell,
executive director of the Potomac,
was aboard the ship along with two
docents from the Potomac
Association during the event to answer
questions. Burchell had initially suggested an event aboard and offered
the use of the ship, according to
Council President Phelps Hobart.
Karen Freitas, vice president of
Youth Affairs, chaired the event.
The Band of the West performed
on the foredeck of Potomac during
the event. Funds raised during the
event will be used, in part, to purchase uniforms and sheet music for
the band. The Pacific Merchant
Marine Council sponsors and supports the division. ■
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