Greater Kansas City Council President's Welcome

Teddy Roosevelt encouraged the formation of the Navy League in 1902 because he knew a strong nation required sea power and maintaining that power required the support or our nation’s citizens.

The Greater Kansas City Council is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization that supports the sea services – the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine. (Your donation may be tax deductible.)

We host programs that educate the public and our elected leaders on the importance of the sea services, support active-duty members, their families and their units, and most importantly, foster youth leadership development.

We are a military support organization, rather than a veterans' organization, although we cherish and support our veterans and wounded warriors. We are a trusted civilian partner of the sea services, supporting their mission, their personnel and their families. We also believe in building a strong foundation for those services through youth programs that teach duty, honor and respect for this country, and provide a path into the sea services.

The Navy League depends on passionate individuals, like you, to carry our education and support mission forward.

Currently the Greater Kansas City Council is engaged in fund raising and friend raising for one of the Navy’s newest ships, the USS Kansas City, LCS 22, scheduled for commissioning in 2020.

No prior military service is required to be a member of the Navy League!​ Click on the “Contact Us” tab and let’s discuss how you can advocate for a strong sea service and be part of something bigger than yourself. Chuck Stevens CDR USN (Ret.)

“A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.”

President Theodore Roosevelt, December 2,1902

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