The Long Island Council of the Navy League of the United States

Mission and Purpose

The United States of America has always been a maritime nation, and our national defense and economic well-being remain dependent upon strong sea services. It is our intention to be a powerful voice in educating the public and Congress regarding the importance of sea services to our nation’s defense, well-being and economic prosperity.

  • We are dedicated to enhancing the morale of sea service personnel and their families on Long Island, NY and in surrounding areas.
  • We are committed to supporting youth through programs that expose young people to the values of our sea services.
  • We encourage young people to consider a career in the US sea services.
  • We support personnel currently active in sea services.
  • We salute all our veterans by recognizing their invaluable service contributions with humility, respect and sincerest appreciation.
  • We seek to foster strong relationships between our civilian corporate members and the military establishments they serve.

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The Long Island Council
Powered by a sense of duty

The Long Island Council was formed in 1948 under President J. Edward Adams to strengthen the bond between The Navy League of the United States and the burgeoning Long Island defense industry. Today, Council membership is composed of a broad scope of organizations, former military personnel and dedicated civilians. The Council has had significant impact on Long Island, with perhaps the most visible example being the launch of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, the USS Michael Murphy, named in honor of Congressional Medal of Honor winner Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy for his heroic actions during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan.

Long Island Council Corporate Members: