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Sarasota-Manatee Council of the Navy League of the United States

Our Vision

We seek to be:

  • a reliable and helpful source of information to the public and governmental leaders about sea service issues and

  • a known and respected civilian supporter and resource to local active duty sea service units and organizations and local sea service youth organizations.

Our Values

We value:

  • Patriotism

  • Service

  • Industry

  • Excellence

Our Mission

Our Council’s Mission is to support America’s sea services: Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and US - flag Merchant Marine in Southwest Florida. We do this through:

  • local programs and meetings where our Council provides a voice to educate the public and local members of
    Congress on the importance of our Sea Services to our nation’s defense, well-being and economic prosperity

  • support to our active Sea services personnel such as the U.S. Coast Guard and their families.

  • youth programs such as the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Junior ROTC and Young Marines, that expose young
    people to the values of our sea services.

Our Goals

To enhance the morale of local sea service personnel and their families through national and council level programs. We:
Educate national leaders and the nation
Support the men and women of the sea services
Provide assistance to sea service families
Support Youth programs



  • To publicize the role of the Sea Services to the public in all forms of media

  • To continue existing Council programs

  • To provide funding to our supported units

  • To provide scholarships to outstanding youth in our supported units

  • To expand Council programs to include consideration of new Sea Cadet Units, new adopted Coast Guard units and Young Marine units

  • To raise adequate funds to fund existing programs each year

  • To market the Council’s activities so as to encourage new members to join

  • To raise additional funds for the Council Endowment to ensure long term financial viability

We Support

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