About Us



The New York Commandery holds luncheons on the first Monday of most months throughout the year. These luncheons introduce a guest speaker discussing areas of interest to the US Navy, Marines, and naval services. Luncheons are held at the historic Racquet & Tennis Club, Park Avenue, New York City. (All events at the Racquet & Tennis Club require gentlemen to wear jacket and tie).


The RADM Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature dinner is an annual black-tie event held by the New York Commandery which recognizes an author "who by his published writings has made a substantial contribution to the preservation of the history and traditions of the United States Navy." A committee meets throughout the year reading new books on the naval sea services. The dinner takes place in November.


In addition to the RADM Samuel Eliot Morison Award, the New York Commandery also awards top midshipmen at the United States Maritime Academy, King’s Point. The Commandery works with the college’s leadership in identifying the excelled midshipmen, who are expected to continue active service in the Navy or Merchant Marines after graduation.


The Commandery participates in other events throughout the year, many which join with such venerable groups as the New York Council, Navy League of the United States. An annual summer cocktail party at the Chart House in Weehawken has become a favorite, at which we invite our sister naval sea service organizations. The annual Holiday/Christmas party is also a popular event with our sister organizations.

Naval Order of the United States


National and Commandery Sites

The Naval Order of the United States is the living history of our sea going services. Our membership keeps history alive through the restoration of historic artifacts, establishment of memorials at key sites, and the active collection of our shared history through academic papers, published works, and ad hoc stories.

We are a growing community of members spanning multiple generations and military engagements. Using written, visual, aural and social media, we tell our stories and work as a community to build, restore, and commemorate our treasured national history of those who went to sea in the name of our country.

Please visit our national website, or one of our commandery websites if you plan on travelling to that location.

National Website

National Capitol Commander - Washington, D.C. area

Philadelphia and Delaware County

Charleston, South Carolina Commandery

First Coast, Northern Florida

San Francisco, California

Monterey, California


The Naval Order of the United States Foundation or simply the Naval Order Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation and granted exemption status from federal income tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a public charity.  It enables the Naval Order to solicit and receive gifts, donations and bequests from individuals, trusts and other foundations and corporations; it is the funding source for all Naval Order projects.  In compliance with the Tax Reconciliation Act of 1933, gifts are 100% tax deductible.

Naval Order Monument, Normandy


Admiral Chester Nimitz, Pearl Harbor


Naval Order Monument, Normandy


Admiral Chester Nimitz, Pearl Harbor