Mission: The league shall:a. Actively seek opportunities to stimulate and promote awareness, by all elements of american society, of the need for a strong undersea arm of the united states navy. B. Encourage mutual understanding and a close working relationship between american society and those segments of the united states government responsible for the acquisition and employment of submarines for the common defense and national security. C. Provide a forum on professional matters affecting the submarine force and its integral role in national security whereby: the views and perceptions of league members can be focused and expounded, and diverse elements of industry, academia, and government can be brought together to identify, study, and develop potential solutions to undersea warfare challenges. D. Promote greater liaison and communications among government, academic, and business communities to further understanding and appreciation of the past, present, and future contributions of the submar
Programs: All other accomplishmentssupport expenses for all programs such as seminars, advertising, promotion, payroll, grants and awards.
the 34th annual symposium, executing the design for maritime superiority, was held at the gateway marriott crystal city in arlington, va. Over 600 people and more than 30 exhibitors attended, including retired and active duty submarine force leaders and members of the corporate and academic communities. The annual symposium provides a crucial means of keeping the submarine community and its supporters informed. Radmjohn padgett, usn, ret. , nsl president, opened the symposium. Adm frank caldwell, usn, the director of naval reactors opened the conference, and both submarine force commanders updated the attendees. Vadm robert burke, usn, deputy chief of naval operations, presented on the navy plans to support future sailors. Vice chief of naval operations, adm bill moran, usn, spoke at the awards luncheon on thursday. Eight fleet awards were presented to submariners and submarine support personnel who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and technical abilities. Distinguished submariners, adm bruce demars, usn, ret. , and adm william d. Smith, usn, ret. , and distinguished civilian, dr. Edward liszka, were honored at the banquet. Ms. Christine fox, senior advisor at jhu-apl, was the banquet speaker.
the submarine review continues to serve as an important resource to naval submarine league members who are engaged in the critical discussions about the need to ensure our nations security and sustain undersea dominance. As a benefit of membership, all members receive a copy of the submarine review or are able to access the publication online through our website. The popularity of the electronic version continues to grow. Last year, 623 out of the leagues 3000 plus members took advantage of a new option to opt out of the paper version entirely.