The Naval militia is made up of retirees or reserve members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard. When the militia’s services are needed, they are allowed to receive supplies from the federal government and use available facilities designated for reserves.
The Naval militia Association started as the Naval Reserve Association of New York in 1891. Many states began to develop and organize militia that was recognized by the Naval militia Bureau, but the Bureau was disestablished by the Navy Department around 1950.
Many units of militia under the Navy were mobilized in October of 1940 for World War II, and militia was called to action during Korea and Gulf War as well. Some states still have Naval militia standing by, and these states include the following: Alaska, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
Other states are allowed to provide militia under federal and state law, but some state militias still remain inactive.
The Naval Militia Association now supports militia in New York and other states. The Association attempts to increase security for the United States by providing educational services to militia across the nation. Additionally, the Association tries to increase communication between the US Navy, the US Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard, and US Naval Reserve, the US Marine Corps Reserve, the US Coast Guard Reserve, the Anny National Guard, the Air National Guard, and state guards and militias.
It’s quite easy to become a member of the Association. By joining, your funds assist the Association in providing help to programs across the nation. You have several payment options when joining the Association as well. You can pay $30 for the annual membership, $150 for the life membership, $250 for the Captains Club membership, or $500 for the Commodores Club membership.
All of the payments are tax deductible and should be sent to the following address:
Naval Militia Association
1192 Park Avenue, Suite 1E
New York, NY 10128