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Developing Leaders of Tomorrow



The Navy League St. Louis Council and the U.S. Transportation Command, Navy Element are pleased to announce the annual Navy Birthday Ball  takes place Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Hyatt Regency Hotel St Louis at the Arch, 315 Chestnut Street. The event helps youth programs. 


According to Navy League President Charles Williams,“ The Navy Ball theme Developing Leaders of Tomorrow focuses on unique opportunities for young men and women to learn new skills and experience that they may not otherwise attain.  The program has effectively served as a jumpstart to learning technical skills, civic pride, self-discipline and a path to an exciting, well-paying career.


Our hope is that we can continue to support even more programs throughout the community that contribute to build students’ overall confidence, well-being and a future where there’s a need for well-trained professionals in the military or in the workforce.”


“We are honored to have guest speaker General William M. Fraser, III USAF Commander, United States Transportation Command, as our speaker and a role model for our youth,” said Williams.


Williams went on to say,  “Community outreach and youth development, particularly in the area of science, technology, engineering and math, are of particular interest to the Navy and the Navy League.  Much of the evening will be built around this theme.” 






Young men and women involved in area youth programs including Sea Cadets, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and ROTC will attend.  The ceremony will feature a performance of military music by the Air Force Starlighters and a demonstration by the University of Missouri – Columbia ROTC.


“While the Navy Ball showcases the maritime community, it is also a tremendous opportunity for comrades in arms across all the services to come together and celebrate the great heritage of the armed forces,” said Williams. “We are delighted to invite the general public to attend and learn more about our country’s rich military and maritime heritage and meet the men and women who serve our country – past, present, and future.”


The Navy League of the United States, St. Louis Council, is one of 265 councils throughout the United States and around the world and are part of the nationwide organization founded in 1902, with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy League mission is to support the men and women of the sea services and their families and be an advocate for sea power.




The U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), Navy Element, is comprised of U.S. Navy active duty members assigned to the command located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.  USTRANSCOM was established in 1987, and is one of nine U.S. Unified Commands. As the single manager of America's global defense transportation system, USTRANSCOM is tasked with the movement of people and material to allow our country to project and sustain forces, whenever, wherever and for as long as they are needed.


Tickets to attend this event are $75 per person for civilians, $65 per person enlisted rate, $70 per person officer and  Navy League member rate. For tickets, corporate sponsorships and group tables visit Deadline for purchasing tickets is October 7, 2013.  Call Sue at 314-352-5911 for information on tickets or the Navy Ball.






  • Occurred Saturday, October 12th, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 12:00 am


Hyatt Regency at the Arch

315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102


Susan Carrington