Best wishes for the holiday season from The Naval Order of the United States, Northwest Commandery. If you live in Washington, Oregon or Idaho, you served in the US Maritime Services or you have ancestors who did so, please consider joining us by clicking the “Join NOUS!” tab on this website. We are presently meeting … More Happy Holidays!
INTRODUCTORY NOTE: If you or anyone related to you have ever served in the US Coast Guard, you are eligible for membership in the Naval Order! Please contact us via the separate “CONTACT” tab on this website. We look forward to hearing from you! On 4 August 2019, the United States Coast Guard celebrated its … More Happy Birthday US Coast Guard! (228)
On Friday night, 7 December, CAPT John C. Laible relieved CAPT Joseph R. Valenta as Commander of NOUS Northwest in a festive ceremony held at Arnie’s Restaurant in Mukilteo, WA. As the founding force behind NOUS Northwest, CAPT Valenta steps down from his post in the organization, which now claims a membership of 37 … More CAPT John Laible, USN (Ret.) Assumes Command of NOUS Northwest
Going back in time, Admiral Tom Hayward, USN (RET), provided the Navy with an essential message of professional guidance during his tenure as CNO. Take a look at the April 1981 issue of All Hands magazine. There you will find a great article with a timeless message, including the following opening commentary: “Admiral Thomas B. … More Looking Back: Former CNO Hayward’s Emphasis on Pride, Confidence and Professionalism
Regular Membership in the Naval Order Any United States citizen who has served, or is serving, as a Commissioned Officer, Warrant Officer or Enlisted person of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and any other Federal military maritime service of the United States, including the commissioned corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and … More NOUS Includes NOAA and US Public Health Professionals
At a meeting yesterday at Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle, overlooking the Sound with a blue sky overhead, Commander Joe Valenta and companions welcomed two new members to NOUS Northwest: ENS Alex Sallander, USN, and Mark Thompson. Former CNO, ADM Tom Hayward, provided an appropriate beginning to the sharing of our naval experiences, followed by everyone supplying … More NOUS Northwest Welcome Aboard Lunch: 27 Companions and Growing!