June 26, 2017
Shipmates and family members, Welcome! I am much honored, and it gives me great pleasure being your NCUSA NATIONAL COMMANDANT for the 2017- 2018 cruise.
I’m very proud of this organization since it was established on June 18, 1938 in Quincy, IL. For those who were in attendance for the 2017 NCUSA National Convention in Gettysburg, PA fun was had by all. A special thank you goes out to Chairperson PA Squadron Commander Charles Mills Ship #589 and Shipswriter Shirley Dawson for making this event a special occasion.
As Commandant I want to emphasize to all NCUSA members and Auxiliary that communication is “A” priority to me. I want to know what’s going on. Let’s promote NCUSA to get the word out on retention and recruiting new members and their families via “Hit the Deck” brochures, word of mouth and social media.
Congratulations to the newly elected/appointed members to their new positions. You can find their contact information on the STAFF LISTING.
National Senior Executive Officer: Tom Minchin
National Junior Executive Officer: Bruce Hallam
National Paymaster/IN Squadron: Ron Wilson
National Historian: Eric Kelley
National Master-At-Arms: Keith Sangray
National Executive Secretary: Robert K. Currier
National 3 Year Trustee: Philip C. Parson
National 2 Year Trustee: Russ Alsteen, PNC
National 1 Year Trustee/Great Lakes Day Chair Gene Koelker
Immediate Past Commandant: Cecil Krick
IL Squadron Commander: Edward O’Brien
WI Squadron Commander: Darryl Driscoll
National Judge Advocate: Archie Gainey, PNC
Coast Guard Liaison, Cape May: Ed Walters, PNC
National Finance Committee Chair: Martin Jordan
National Public Information Officer: Jim Zeszutek
Quarterdeck Commission Chair: Nellie DeBaker
National Fisher House Chair: James Bruder
National Auxiliary Liaison Officer: Andrew Murphy
National Membership Database Officer: Bryan Spangler.
This year’s National Staff is filled with a wealth of knowledge and professionalism. If you have any questions, comments or concerns they’ll be more than happy to assist you. They are very approachable.
The reason I joined the U. S. Navy and NAVY CLUB USA is to travel and meet other people. Therefore, don’t be surprised if I’m out and about promoting Navy Club USA within your region. In closing, I look forward to working with you and your families as a team.
Toshio D. Mills
NAVY CLUB USA