Welcome to the New York Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States. The New York 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.
Jutland: The History and Commemoration of a Great Sea Battle
Racquet and Tennis Club
370 Park Avenue
(between 52nd & 53rd Streets)
New York City
Nick Jellicoe has a rich career of more than 30 years in blue chip marketing roles. Recently, at Rolex, he headed Communications for nearly 10 years. He grew up wanting to be a photo-journalist but was lured to New York in the 1970s to work in advertising with Foote, Cone and Belding instead. Before Rolex Nick worked in Rome for the Italian jeweler, Bulgari, and in London and Miami with American Express.
He grew up in the UK and studied Chinese politics at York University after Eton and International Relations at l’Institut des Études Politiques in Paris (Science Po). His continued study of (rudimentary) Chinese reflects his college and family interests in China while his passion for naval history comes from his grandfather, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, who was Commander-in-Chief of the British Fleet at Jutland.
The deep interest has led to a book (Jutland.The Unfinished Battle), the web site (Jutland1916.com) and numerous initiatives with museums and schools in the UK, Germany and Scandinavia. Both were shortlisted for the Maritime Media Awards in 2016.
He is the son of George Jellicoe, former leader of the British House of Lords and now lives in Switzerland with his wife and two daughters.
CAPT Howard Freiburger, USN (Ret)
"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