Induction ceremony for Navy League officers

300-STAUG-NAVY-LEAGUEHistoric City News was informed by Vice President of Public Affairs for the St. Augustine Council of the Navy League, Kim Kendall, that the civilian organization, whose mission is to support active duty Maritime Military units and local High School JROTC programs, held an induction of officers at Flagler College’s stunningly new solarium on Monday evening, January 13th.

The League actively supports 13 Marine, Navy, and Coast Guard Military units with their award presentations, tours of ships and facilities, and other Sea-Services support activities.

“Concerning next year, I am quite excited about the opportunities for the St. Augustine Navy League to continue to honor and support the men and women in the Sea Services,” Mike Zollar commented as he commences his third year as President. “We are also getting a great stream of new members who want to be active participants; and, that is very important to providing continuing leadership for the council.”

All hands were on deck for Florida Region President Skip Witunski. Witunski presented the Scroll of Honor to Bill Dudley, National Vice President Navy League of the United States. Witunski spotlighted the tremendous work Dudley has been doing at the National level as well as for the local St. Augustine Council.

Officers and directors inducted included; President – Mike Zollar, Recording Secretary – Anita Proffitt, Treasurer – Cecil Bateman. Judge Advocate – Dick Roth, Legislative Affairs – Dave Sullivan, Vice President Youth Programs – Bill Hamm, Vice President Finance – Dean Smith, Vice President Communications – Lee Figliuolo, Vice President Public Affairs – Kim Kendall, Board of Directors – Bill Korach and Don Manson.

A first rate presentation was given by Captain Uhls who briefed the league about the USS HUE City’s past missions and future vision for deployments. Uhls also highlighted the unique attributes his team provides for local, regional, and global security.

In recognition of Captain Uhls leadership and team, SANL President Mike Zollar presented Captain Uhls with the Navy League Certificate of Appreciation for his outstanding partnership in helping us support the crew of the USS HUE CITY.

For more information on the St. Augustine Council of the Navy League of the United States contact President Mike Zollar by email or call 904-460-1251. Also visit

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