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Hilton Head Island Council

Serving the Lowcountry of South Carolina

USS Port Royal - CG73 Our Adopted Ship

Navy League Ball – October 24, 2015

Welcome Aboard

The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy League is unique among military-oriented associations in that it is a civilian organization dedicated to the education of our citizens, including our elected officials, and the support of the men and women of the sea services and their families. You need not have served in the military to be a member of the Navy League.

Hilton Head Island Navy League Council

Hilton Head Island Navy League Council is one of five Councils in South Carolina and of the South Atlantic Coast Region which includes North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

Supporting Our Community

We support the local NJROTC unit at Hilton Head High school and the ROTC unit at Bluffton High School. We provide two college scholarship to each unit every year. We also support, through several fund raising events each year, the Wounded Warriors Charities of the Low Country.


The Hilton Head Island Council was formed in 1988 thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Founding Committee.

This committee was led by Dale Lewey, Joe Hutchinson and George Thomson who brought aboard Bob Brost, Hamp Burnett, Ted McDowell and Grant Morehouse.

The Council has been fortunate to have had and continue to have very able and dedicated individuals serve as Presidents who have continued to carry out the mission of the Navy League.

Programs & Events

June 14, 2016 – Flag Day – Fly your Flag

July 4, 2016 – Independence Day

August 4, 2016 – Coast Guard’s 226th Birthday

September/October 2016 – Annual Golf Fundraiser Parris Island Date TBA

October 2016 – Navy Day Birthday Ball – Date TBA

November 5, 2016 – Navy- Notre Dame Football Game Jacksonville, FL 1130AM

November 11, 2016 – Veteran’s Day Ceremony, Veteran’s Memorial Park Shelter Cove

December 2016 – Annual Meeting Luncheon and Speaker Date TBA

Board of Directors

Council President – Peter Hyers, Capt. USNR (Ret.)

Vice President – Dennis Mahoney

Treasurer – Richard Foster

Secretary – Tim Johnson

Programs – Ed Schnatterly

Judge Advocate – Rocky O’Sheil

Historian – Chris O’Sheil

Director – Terry Baehr


Mission Statement

The Navy League of the United States is a civilian organization dedicated to informing the American people and their government that the United States of America is a maritime nation and that its national defense and economic well being are dependent upon strong sea services – United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard and United States Merchant Marine.

Educate national leaders and the nation.
Support the men and women of the Sea Services serving on active duty.
Provide assistance to Sea Services families.
Provide assistance to veterans of the Sea Services and their families
Support youth programs.

Vision Statement

The Navy League of the United States will be the preferred resource for the education of both the United States Congress and the American Public on our sea services, its members, and their families.

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