About the Navy League

Founded in 1902 with the support of President Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy League of the United States is a nonprofit civilian, educational and advocacy organization that supports America’s sea services: the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and US-flag Merchant Marine. Through national and local programs, the Navy League provides a powerful voice to educate the public and Congress on the importance of our sea services to our nation’s defense, well-being and economic prosperity. The Navy League provides support to our Sea services personnel and their families, as well as to youth programs, such as the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Junior ROTC and Young Marines, which instill values of patriotism, courage, self-reliance and confidence in young people.


In support of the national Navy League organization, the Denver Council recognizes and honors service members from local commands, sponsors the Lexington and Training Ship Colorado Divisions of the Sea Cadets, promotes patriotism, honors the contributions of America’s veterans, and works to promote the legislative agenda of the national Navy League Organization.