Eligibility

Who can join the Navy League?

Men and women, at least 18 years old, who are American citizens and civilians, are eligible to become members. Civilian spouses (both male and female) of active duty military service members may also join. Active duty members of the armed services are not qualified to become members, however former and retired service members CAN join as civilians. Military service is NOT a requirement of membership.

An individual who is a foreign national (citizen of another country) residing in the United States may also join the Navy League as an Associate Member, to show their appreciation of the liberties they enjoy while living in America and to support of the members of the Sea Services.

What is required of those wishing to join the Navy League?

  • A belief in the principles of liberty;
  • An understanding that naval strength is the pillar which upholds freedom of the world’s oceans and waterways, and our national defense;
  • Accepting that free and safe shipping between nations is the best method to support and maintain the national and global economy, and foster goodwill and trade between nations; and
  • A desire to support the mission, goals and welfare of the members of America’s Sea Services consisting of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines (and their families).