Naval Order of the United States
New York Commandery

***  2018 RADM SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON AWARD FOR NAVAL LITERATURE ANNOUNCED ***


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WELCOME ABOARD

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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.  

September 2019 Luncheon

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Monday, 9 September 2019

Rear Admiral Frank Thorp IV, USN (Ret.)

 President and CEO US Navy Memorial 

HONORING, RECOGNIZING AND CELEBRATING SAILORS 

IN THE 21ST CENTURY AT THE NAVY MEMORIAL



RACQUET & TENNIS CLUB

370 Park Avenue (at 52nd Street)

New York City


Reception:  1130hrs

Luncheon:  1200hrs



Gentlemen guests are required to wear jacket and tie in the club.


Rear Admiral Thorp joined the United States Navy Memorial as President and CEO 

on July 25, 2016.  


He has held senior communication positions in the corporate, not-for-profit and 

government sectors.  In 2013, he founded Quattro Communications, a 

communications consulting company with national and international clients.  Prior to 

that, he served as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for 

the USO Worldwide and was the Vice President for Communications & Government 

Operations for AM General, manufacturer of the HUMVEE.

  

In his twenty-eight year Navy career, Admiral Thorp served as the U.S. Navy’s Chief 

of Information, the principal spokesman for the Department of the Navy.  Prior to 

that, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Joint Communication) 

where he was responsible for overseeing Department of Defense strategic 

communication initiatives. 


His other assignments include Special Assistant for Public Affairs to the Chairman of 

the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chief of Naval Operations and the Chief of Naval 

Personnel.  He also served as the Public Affairs Officer for the Naval Surface Forces

Pacific Fleet, led the Navy’s National News Desk and was the Chief of Media for US 

Central Command (forward) during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. 


Admiral Thorp completed a fellowship at Hill & Knowlton Worldwide Public Affairs in 

Washington D.C.  He holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval 

Academy, a Master of Arts in Public Affairs and Broadcast Journalism from American

University in Washington, DC, and a Master of Arts in National Security and 

Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. 

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New York Commandery Blessing

CAPT Howard Freiburger, USN (Ret)