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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.  

February 2020 Luncheon


Monday, 3 February 2020

Speaker: MCPO Marcus S. Evans, USCG

The Coast Guard in New York


370 Park Avenue (at 52nd Street)

New York City

Reception:  1130hrs

Luncheon:  1200hrs

Gentlemen guests are required to wear jacket and tie.

New York City, the birthplace of our nation’s oldest continuous seagoing service and America’s maritime guardians.

When exploring the Coast Guard’s long history, all channels lead to NYC. From Alexander Hamilton’s forming of the Revenue Marine in 1790, to the first federally funded lifesaving station at Sandy Hook, there isn’t a single mission performed by the Coast Guard today that can’t be traced back to the nation’s greatest port. Did you know that Ellis Island was a major Coast Guard training center during WWII? How about, that in 1919, CG 1st LT Elmer Stone piloted a NC-4 from NAS Rockaway to complete the first ever transatlantic flight.

Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Marcus Evans assumed the duties of Command Master Chief for Coast Guard Sector New York in June of 2017. As the senior enlisted member at Sector New York, Master Chief Evans is the direct representative of the Sector Commander on all matters pertaining to efficient and effective management of day-to-day activities within Sector New York’s area of responsibility.

Prior to arriving at Sector New York, Master Chief Evans was Officer in Charge of the inland construction tender, USCGC HAMMER (WLIC 75302), home ported in Jacksonville, Florida. Previous assignments include: Officer in Charge, Coast Guard Station Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Executive Petty Officer, USCGC ABBIE BURGESS (WLM 553), Rockland, Maine; Operations Petty Officer, Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Indiana; Operations Petty Officer, USCGC DORADO (WPB 87306), Crescent City, California; Deck Petty Officer, USCGC SHERMAN (WHEC 720), Alameda, California.

He is a 2007 graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Academy and a 2010 graduate of the Coast Guard’s Senior Enlisted Leadership Course. He holds an Associate’s Degree from University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s Degree in business management from Excelsior College. In June 2014, Master Chief Evans graduated from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, located in Fort Bliss, Texas.

Master Chief Evans’ personal awards include three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, three Commandant’s Letters of Commendations, and various other service and unit awards. He has earned the permanent Cutterman, Coxswain, and Advanced Boat Forces Insignias, as well as the Command Afloat and Ashore Devices.

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The cost for the luncheon is $70 in advance or online.  You can download the invitation and registration, or pay online via PayPal.

At the door is $75.

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