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Hey folks!

My name is Brian Skon, President of the Minnesota Navy League! 

I invite you to join our Navy League team and support our sea services!

You can reach me at 408-202-0055.  I look forward to answering any questions you may have!

Veteran or Civilian


Whether you served your country in any branch of the military, or served your country in a civilian career, serve your country now in the Navy LeagueClick here and join us.  We're a civilian organization and we need you to complete our mission. 

Meet your president!

"For the building and maintaining in the proper shape of the American Navy, we must rely upon nothing but the broad and far-sighted patriotism of our people as a whole; and it is of great importance that there should be some means by which this patriotism can find an effective utterance. Your society offers just the means needed."               President Theodore Rosevelt

Board of Directors: 

Treasurer CAPT. Mark Stange, USN Ret.

Judge Advocate (JAG) James Schoeberl, USNR

Secretary Joyce Lacey

At Large:

CAPT. Chip Sharratt, USN Ret., USNAA

Tom Weisen, US Navy Submarine Veteran

CAPT. Mark Salmen, USN Ret., USNAA

David E Anderson, US Navy Submarine Veteran

Don Henderson, father-in-law of first commanding officer of USS Minnesota SSN 783

Tom Wegler, US Navy Veteran

Jeanette Sterner

John F Healy, US Navy Veteran

Brandon Montanye, LCDR USN Ret.




Brian Skon is President of the Minnesota Navy League.  He has a son and daughter in the US Navy and a son who is a Senior at UW River Falls.  In 2014 his wife Peggy Skon was named Minnesota Teacher of the Year by the Minnesota VFW.

In 2012 and 2013 he was the co-Chair of the USS Minnesota Commissioning Committee.  He can be reached at and 408-202-0055.

He was responsible for assisting in getting members of USS Minnesota SSN 783 to attend the final Civil War Internment at Arlington National Cemetery in March of 2013.  Two shipmates from USS Monitor were recovered in 2002 when the turret was recovered off the East Coast.  Those Sailors likely were on USS Monitor when it saved Steam Frigate USS Minnesota from destruction in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the famous first battle of ironclads.

The Navy League story
The Navy League of the United States (NLUS) was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy League has provided a powerful voice for a stronger sea service to Congress and to the American people. The Navy League has grown into the foremost citizens' organization to serve, support, and stand with all the sea services – U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine.

The Navy League is comprised of 46,000 civilians in more than 250 councils around the world working to support sea service members and their families. We do this through a variety of education programs that remind our fellow citizens that the United States is a maritime nation whose national economic and security interests are inextricably tied to the freedom of the seas.

The Navy League has three missions: to enhance the morale of active duty personnel and their families; to inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services; and to support youth through programs such as the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Junior ROTC and Young Marines that expose young people to the values of our sea services.


Vice President:

Bill James is Vice President of the Minnesota Navy League.  His father is a retired commander in the US Navy.  In 2012 and 2013 he was the Development Director of the USS Minnesota Commissioning Committee.  He can be reached at

He was responsible getting the Ships Bell and Ships Helm (wheel) of the Steam Frigate USS Minnesota to the commissioning of USS Minnesota SSN 783.

He was also responsible for getting the Silver Service of USS Minnesota BB 22 restored and shipped to the Commissioning Ceremony of USS Minnesota SSN 783.

Minnesota Navy League


“I do solemnly swear that, during the term of office for which I have been elected, I shall faithfully serve, to the best of my ability, the interest of our Nation, its maritime services and the Navy League.”

MN NL President Brian and Peggy Skon with crew members of USS Minnesota SSN 783 during

Minnesota Navy Week 2017!

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