Our History

The 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 Surface Warfare while supporting the activities of Surface Naval Forces.

Our Mission

We are an Association at the center of Surface Warfare. We provide our members support, programs, & various activities that enable professional growth, personal satisfaction, and camaraderie.

Our Purpose

  • Recognizing the continuing contributions of the United States Navy & Coast Guard’s Surface Forces in regards to the security of the United States
  • Showcasing professional excellence within the Surface Naval Forces
  • Dealing with the challenges that are faced as Surface Naval Forces in regards to National Security
  • Nurturing communication among military, academic, and business communities
  • Enhancing and Preserving the Heritage of Surface Naval Forces
  • Providing forums on professional matters affecting Surface Naval Forces and the United States Navy and Coast Guard