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, 7 May 2018

May Luncheon

Damien Cregeau

Alexander Hamilton and the Founding of

the Revenue Cutter Service

11:30hrs - Reception
12:00hrs - Luncheon
Racquet & Tennis Club
370 Park Avenue
New York City

Damien Mott Cregeau grew up in Fairfield and Washington, Connecticut. He earned his bachelor’s in history at Hillsdale College in Michigan, including a semester abroad at Oxford University, and his master’s in history at Colorado State University. He taught world history and A.P. Art History at prep schools in Louisville and upstate New York before becoming an independent historian in 2007. Since then he has become a scholar of the American Revolution specializing in espionage of that war as well as Alexander Hamilton. He has spoken throughout the northeast, from Washington, D.C. to Boston, including the Army-Navy Club, Fraunces Tavern Museum and the FBI’s New York Office. He has spoken on Alexander Hamilton for the National Park Service for the City of Paterson, NJ’s 250th, as well as at Hamilton’s grave at Trinity Church and for SUNY-Maritime College in the Bronx in 2017.

He has published articles for Leatherneck magazine, the DAR’s American Spirit magazine and Financial History magazine. He is currently working on a book on General Jedediah Huntington of the American Revolution. He and his wife Pam own two houses from 1765: the Pvt. Samuel Hanmer House in Wethersfield, CT and the General Jedediah Huntington House in Norwich, CT. He was newly installed in April as president of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is new member of the NOUS thanks to the services of his Mother, LTJG Dolores Vitka Cregeau (RN), and her Father, CAPT. Stephen John Vitka, USMC (Ret’d).

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.