Executive Director at Pacific Merchant Marine Council Navy League of the United States
December 2012 - Present (1 year 10 months )
The Navy League of the United States, founded with President Roosevelt's encouragement in 1902, is a civilian organization with a membership of 43,000. The League reminds the American public and government officials that the United States is a maritime nation and that its national defense and economic well being are dependent upon strong sea services - the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U. S. flag Merchant Marine.
NLUS and its 225 councils sponsor activities, events, and awards along with supporting military and Sea Cadet units. Its monthly magazine Sea Power covers United States maritime defense news.
The Pacific Merchant Marine Council, chartered 11 December 2006, supports the United States maritime industry. Luncheon meetings are quarterly Our flagship is the National Liberty Ship Memorial S. S. JEREMIAH O'BRIEN, Pier 45, San Francisco.
Second in the council's "fleet" of adopted vessels is the S. S. UNITED STATES, in extremis dockside on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia.
Primary websites: http://www.navyleague.org, http://www.navyleague.org/membership, and
President at Pacific Merchant Marine Council Navy League of the United States
January 2008 - December 2012 (4 years 11 months )