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MISSION

To preserve, promote, celebrate and enjoy our Nation's Sea Service history and heritage. To accomplish this we will:  

  • Commemorate American Sea Service Heroes and important historical events,

  • Encourage the study of Naval History through writing, speaking and educational events,

  • Preserve Sea Service historical artifacts, documents and monuments, and

  • Promote Camaraderie among our Companions and members of similar organizations

San Francisco contact email is sfnouscommander@gmail.com

ABOUT OUR COMMANDERY

  • Commandery Commander is Mr. John McKnight, MM2N, USN, Veteran. Email: sfnouscommander@gmail.com.

  • Luncheon Meetings: first Monday of every month (except holidays) at 11.30, at San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St.

  • A formal dinner each year

    • Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Dinner - for 2018 on 9 December at the University Club, 800 Powell St, San Francisco. Our special keynote speaker will be RADM Peter W. Gautier USCG, Commander Eleventh Coast Guard District. RSVP 16 November 2018. Click here to view additional details or contact Colonel Allan F.P. Cruz USMC (Ret.) by phone (925) 899-3488 or email allanfpcruz@aol.com

UPCOMING LUNCHEON DATES AND SPEAKERS 

Normally the first Monday of the month, 11:30 a.m. at San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco, California (unless otherwise noted).
$40 per person

8 January 2018 RADM Bonnie Potter, Medical Corps, USN (Ret)  Topic: Women in Navy Medicine

5 February 2018 - CAPT Tom Spink  Topic: Moffett Air Museum

5 March 2018 - Consul-General Chris Oldfield  Topic: 100 Years of Mateship. The US and Australia‚Äôs Shared Commitment in Combat

2 April 2018 - COL Larry Dietz, US Army (Ret)  Topic: The Battle of Udrigovo

7 May 2018 - LtGen Jan Huly, USMC (Ret), President & CEO Marines Memorial Association and Foundation

4 June 2018 - CPT Matt Shilk, 95th Civil Support Team  TOPIC: California National Guard  Topic: 2017 Hurricane Response

2 July 2018 - Loree Draude, Author: "She's Just Another Navy Pilot: An Aviator's Sea Journal"

6 August 2018 - CAPT Michelle Lockwood, USN (Ret)  TOPIC: The Unsinkable Chauvenet

10 September 10 - Ann Mahony  Topic: A History of Handkerchiefs

8 October 2018 OFF-SITE VENUE: USS HORNET, Alameda, RADM Cedric Pringle  Topic: Expeditionary Strike Group Three; Fleet Week

5 November 2018 - COL Brendan Kearney, USMC (Ret) Topic: Navy/Marine Corps Presence in the Bay Area

3 December 2018 - John J. Geoghegan  Topic: Japanese Submarine Forces Off California Coast

(Updated 29 October 2018 by JAM/slk)