Join NOUS!

Since 1890, the Naval Order of the United States has actively preserved, promoted and celebrated our nation’s maritime and naval history.  We welcome veterans and their relatives of the US Maritime Services, including Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, US Public Health Service and NOAA.  Additional details regarding membership in general can be found at our National site by clicking HERE.

If you have an interest in joining NOUS and want to know more about membership requirements, dues, etc., take a look at our application form, which can be viewed here: DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

If you are being recommended by a current NOUS member, he or she will be your Proposer and assist you in completing the application including a copy of your DD214. Then after the Northwest Commandery Commander signs, it will be forwarded to NOUS Registrar General for final processing. In a few weeks the candidate will receive the official Welcome Aboard Package, and the process is completed.

Also, if you would like to be contacted for membership in the local NOUS Northwest Commandery, please respond to this site’s “Contact” tab with your name and phone/email information.   Our membership department will be in touch with you within three days.  You can also contact the NOUS Northwest Commander directly, CAPT Jim McGinnis, MSC, USN (Ret.) by phone at (360) 980-2782 or by email at  Either way, we look forward to hearing from all prospective members!