Naval Order of the United States
        New York Commandery

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Welcome to the New York Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States. The New York Commandery hosts a number of educational and social events throughout the year, and builds comradery between its companions in support of the naval services. Membership in the Naval Order is by invitation only. If you have an interest, join us at one of our events.

Monday, 5 March 2018

March Luncheon

Dr. Robert M. DiSogra

Preserving Naval History 

in a Very Unique Way

11:30hrs - Reception
12:00hrs - Luncheon

Racquet & Tennis Club
370 Park Avenue
New York City

Dr. Robert M. DiSogra is a retired audiologist from Millstone, NJ (by way of Staten Island, NY). Bob left college after two years and joined the Navy. He attributes his interest in audiology to his time served as a Radarman/Operations Specialist on board the USS Luce (DLG-7/DDG38) working with the electronics and different communication systems. He returned to college to complete his audiology degrees. Bob has always had a love for the sea beyond the Staten Island Ferry: He worked on the passenger liners Constitution and United States while in college during their transatlantic seasons, he served on board Luce and later became President of the Titanic International Society - the organization that provided all of the research and reference materials for the deep ocean artifact recovery expeditions in the 1990s.

A research project about the Postal Workers on the Titanic was displayed at the Smithsonian Institute and can be viewed on the Smithsonian's website. Bob also coordinated several educational programs during one of the artifact recovery expeditions over the site where Titanic rests. "Dr Bob" (as he was known to his patients) continues to enjoy reading about the ships and the sea. He also participates in the annual New York City Fleet Week programs. Bob continues to teach undergraduate and doctoral level audiology classes in his retirement and lectures nationally on a variety of audiology topics. He is very proud to have served in the Navy following his father who was in a Sea Bee unit in the Pacific during World War II. 

New York Commandery Prayer

Courtesy of Companion Vic Campbell, ME3TV.COM

Naval Order Congress 2017

Jacksonville, Florida

Following Hurricane Irma, with the some of the worst flooding in Jacksonville's history, the Naval Order Congress met at the Double Tree Riverfront.  Lunch at Ruth's Chris, the Commander General's Reception, the Distinguished Sea Service Award Dinner, and a robust hospitality suite:  great camaraderie was had by all.

Naval Order Congress 2016

Honolulu, Hawaii

Members of the New York Commandery attended the 2016 Congress at the Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Beach.  The event was enjoyed by all.  A most stirring visit to Pearl Harbor, where there was a wreath ceremony and casting of red rose petals over the USS Arizona.  View pictures.