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  1. Navy League of the United States Introducing the Navy League “Resetting Our Maritime Forces” April 11, 2011 Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  2. Navy League of the United States Supporting Sea Services of the United States United States NavyUnited States Marine CorpsUnited States Coast GuardU. S. Flag Merchant Marine Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  3. Navy League of the United States The Navy League is a community service organization, like yours, with over 50,000 members worldwide, and 250 councils (chapters) conducting activities in local communities. Theodore Roosevelt promoted the founding of the Navy League in 1902, which was supported by the civilian and business communities – the condition that continues today. Everyone in this room is eligible to be a member. Prior military service is not required. We are all civilians. Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  4. Navy League of the United States Mission and Goals • Educate the men and women in our local communities, our community leaders and elected officials about the importance of our maritime forces to defend the United States and to protect global trade and our local economies • Support the men and women of the sea services and their families • Foster the education and development of our youth through the Naval Sea Cadet Corps and junior ROTC programs. Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  5. Navy League of the United States St. Augustine Council Key activities of our 200 members include: • Adoption of three Navy ships & 2 Coast Guard units • Adoption of USMC / BIC • Support 8 local Navy / Coast Guard Commands • Sponsor 4 Navy Junior ROTC units • Sponsor 1 Naval Sea CadetUnit • Provide legislative affairs briefings for members of Congress • Provide maritime public education presentations • Co-Hosted 2010 Navy League National Convention Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  6. Navy League of the United States Navy League of the United StatesandPresident Theodore Roosevelt • President Theodore Roosevelt supported the founding of the Navy League of the United States in 1902. • His support came from a desire to build a Navy fleet to protect international commerce over the oceans of the world. • As Teddy Roosevelt envisioned we are civilians educating civilians about our national and economic security via the need of our maritime nation. Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  7. Navy League of the United States Resetting Our Maritime ForcesA National Imperative Coast Guard missions were increased after the 9/11 attacks, yet their ability to fulfill these missions has been impacted severely by • Aging and deteriorated equipment • Insufficient number of personnel • Insufficient funding that adversely affects efficient maintenance and operations Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  8. Navy League of the United States We need more ships to guarantee our maritime security Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  9. Navy League of the United States • Aging fleet • Deteriorating aircraft • Risks remain Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  10. Navy League of the United States USCG relief assistance to Haiti Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  11. Navy League of the United States Coast Guard’s operational budget • Decreased by 1% • Instead of a needed 4% or more increase Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  12. Navy League of the United States Our Concern: Proposals to cut personnel, eliminate security teams and decommission ships before replacements are available is not wise. How do we know that these moves will not open long-term capability gaps similar to the ones we have been struggling to fill over the years? Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  13. Navy League of the United States Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  14. Navy League of the United States In closing: • The Navy League strongly believes that America’s sea services are the greatest force for peace in the world • Resetting and Recapitalizing our maritime forces to the levels needed for our national security are in our national best interest Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  15. Navy League of the United States The Navy League believes having a strong Navy, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and Marine Corps affects our national economic security and your personal well being. Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  16. Navy League of the United States 2011 Navy Weeks Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  17. Navy League of the United States SUPPORT & SERVE the United States Volunteer, Donate, Join Us Thank you for your attention. Q&A Citizens in Support of the Sea Services

  18. Navy League of the United States ContactWilliam E. DudleyPresident Florida RegionNavy League of the United States904-806-4712 anuday00@aol.com Citizens in Support of the Sea Services