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 jjones@jonessearchgroup.com .

Upcoming Events


Luncheon: Monday, 13 January 2020

11:30hrs  Recpetion

12:00hrs  Luncheon

Downtown Historic Philadelphia


Commander, US Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and Captain of the Port of Philadelphia

Port Security in Philadelphia and the Delaware Bay

Captain Scott Anderson, Commander of US Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and Captain of the Port of Philadelphia, oversees 750 Coast Guardsmen and 2,000 Auxiliary volunteers, who provide marine safety, security and environmental protection across Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware out to 200 miles offshore.

A graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, he has a Masters in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and served on the USCGC Polar Star, tours at Marine Safety Offices at Houston, New Orleans, and Memphis, Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, Lower Mississippi, Upper Mississippi, St. Lawrence Seaway and since 2015 Philadelphia as Sector Commander Delaware Bay.

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