Welcome to the Philadelphia Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States. The Philadelphia Commandery hosts a number of educational and social events throughout the year, and builds comradery between its companions in support of the naval services. Membership in the Naval Order is by invitation only. If you have an interest, join us at one of our events.
To encourage research and writing on naval and maritime subjects, preserve documents, portraits and other records of prominent figures deeds and memories of our naval and maritime history, and through fellowship of our members advance the Naval Order's unselfish service and worthy aims for the security and enduring well-being of our country. To foster, among all American citizens, informed interest in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, with the understanding that their efficiency is essential to national security and that readiness to make victory in war certain and speedy will deter aggression and minimize dangers to world peace.
To learn more about the Naval Order of the United States, please email the Commander, Jonathan C. Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Anti-Submarine Warfare in the Cold War
Chris Gleeson, a Founder Emeritus of Trinity Financial Partners in Berwyn, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and American College of Financial Services. Previously he spent 9 years as a Naval Aviator flying anti-submarine warfare missions in the North Atlantic. By 1990 the Soviet Union had a submarine force of 260 boats, many missile equipped with nuclear weapons, presenting a significant threat to United States national security. Our aircraft carrier Hunter Killer/ Anti- Submarine Warfare (ASW) groups played a major role in countering that threat. Today, the submarine forces of Russia, China, Iran and North Korea pose an even more challenging threat requiring ongoing ASW vigilance.
121st Anniversary of the Battle of Manila Bay
1130hrs - Aboard USS Olympia
Lunch follows at Rope & Anchor Restaurant
"And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: I served in the United States Navy.” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, US Navy Lieutenant & 35th President of the United States