NOUS Northwest was honored at the US Naval Order’s National Congress 2022 by receiving the annual CAPT Jan Armstrong Memorial Award recognizing commanderies with fifty or fewer companions. The NWT Commandery had also received this prestigious award in 2020 and 2021. NWT’s Commander, CAPT Jim McGinnis, MSC, USN (Ret.) and shown in the photo below, … More Congress 2022: NOUS Northwest Honored as Small Commandery for Third Year in a Row!
At the recently concluded NOUS 2021 National Congress, NOUS Northwest was honored “in recognition of outstanding local efforts and success achieved” during the past year. Accepting the award during the virtual gathering was CAPT Jim McGinnis, MSC, USN (Ret.) who has led NOUS NWT as its Commander during the award period. Below CAPT McGinnis is … More NOUS Northwest Receives CAPT Jan V. Armstrong Memorial Award
On 7 December, CAPT Jim McGinnis, MSC, USN, (Ret.), received command of the NOUS Northwest Commandery from CAPT John C. Laible, USN, (Ret.). In recognition of CAPT Laible’s command tour of NOUS Northwest, Commander General Colonel Allan Cruz, USMC (Ret), had earlier presented CAPT Laible with the annual CAPT Jan Armstrong Memorial Award during the … More NOUS Northwest Change of Command
At the National Congress on 16 October 2020, NOUS Commander General Colonel Allan Cruz, USMC (Ret), presented the annual CAPT Jan Armstrong Memorial Award to CAPT John C. Laible, USN (Ret.), Commander, NOUS Northwest. The award reads: “In recognition of outstanding local effort and success achieved in one or more of the following: Membership Growth, … More CAPT John C. Laible Receives NOUS 2020 Memorial Award
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
At this writing, the 2017 Naval Order Congress is underway in Jacksonville, Florida and will continue through Saturday, 21 October. We are fortunate to have three companions representing our Commandery for the first time: NOUS Northwest Commander Joe Valenta, Rich Whitkop and Gil Beyer. Having been chartered for less than a year, (6 January), this … More Official NOUS Northwest Charter Received in JAX!