Surface Navy Association (SNA) was incorporated in 1985
to promote greater
coordination and communication among those in the military,
business and academic communities who share a common interest in
Naval Surface Warfare and
to support the activities of Surface Naval Forces.
The Associationís first elected President, Vice Admiral
Robert L. Walters, presided over the first board meeting in
Admiral Arleigh Burke was a founding member and Chairman
of the Board.
In an effort to expand the communication and education
goals of the Association, an annual symposium and convention was
begun in 1988.
New London Chapter promotes the recognition of the
continuing contributions of the surface forces of the United
States Navy (USN) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) to
the security of the United States amongst key decision makers
and educators in the region. To that end we will:
and publicize professional excellence in USN & USCG
Surface Naval Forces and amongst all those who support those
forces in their mission of providing for the security of the
actively opportunities to engage in discussions of the
tactical and strategic contributions of USN & USCG
Surface Naval Forces to national security.
aggressively opportunities to promote liaison and
communication between the business, military and academic
communities to further understanding of the contributions of
the Surface Navy and Coast Guard to national security.
and preserve the heritage of Surface Naval Forces, the
United States Navy, and the United States Coast Guard to
enhance an appreciation of past contributions and future
promise in the preservation of our national security.
a continuing forum on professional matters affecting the
Surface Navy and its integral role within both the United
States Navy and the United States Coast Guard through a
variety of means throughout the professional, business and
Sailors as the Surface Navy and Coast Guard's most valuable
asset and actively pursue opportunities to promote Surface
Warfare Officer and Enlisted esprit de corps to impact