A professional organization for submarine advocates


Welcome to the NSL

The Naval Submarine League is a non-profit membership organization committed to supporting, protecting and advancing the submarine force through awareness, public relations, and building a community of submarine advocates and enthusiasts.

The primary mission of the League is to promote awareness of the importance of submarines to U. S. national security.

The continuing role of strategic deterrence and how the United States Navy meets these demands

VADM Terry Benedict, Director, Strategic Systems Programs
RADM Dave Johnson, Program Executive Officer, Submarines

Fifty-four years ago, on July 20, 1960, USS George Washington (SSBN-598) made history when it successfully launched two Polaris A1 missiles off Cape Canaveral, bringing to fruition a remarkable research and development effort composed of Navy and industry partners that had begun only four years earlier.  Later that year, on November 15, USS George Washington began the nation’s first strategic deterrent patrol, carrying 16 missiles that had a range of 1,200 nautical miles.  



 The theme of the evening’s event was “A Century of United States Navy Torpedo Development.” Seminar speakers represented the current leaders and recognized historians on the subject from the Navy, industry, and academia. Approximately seventy guests enjoyed a night of information, birthday celebration, and commemoration. The 3 April event marked the second seminar held in the Cold War Gallery of the National Museum of the United States Navy at the Washington Navy Yard. Previous seminars were held at the Navy Memorial in downtown DC and the National War College in Southwest Washington, DC.

Rear Admiral Jerry Holland Speaking at History Seminar 2013

Rear Admiral Jerry Holland, USN (Ret.) speaks at the NSL History Seminar.


SUBLANT Recognizes 2013 Sailors of the Year

NORFOLK, Va. – The 2013 Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (SUBLANT) Senior and Junior Sailors of the Year (SOY) were announced March 5. The winners were recognized by Vice Adm. Michael Connor, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, during a luncheon held at the Pennsylvania House, Naval Station Norfolk.

"No successful force is without engaged Sailors fully focused in their roles as warfighters,” said Connor. “Today, we are in the company of such Sailors - our sea and shore Sailors of the Year. They represent a generation of submarine warfighters who have demonstrated the skill and the work ethic to ensure our continued dominance of the Undersea Domain, and continue to be the backbone of the country's nuclear strategic deterrent. Congratulations to these amazing Sailors and their families."


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