The Association of the United States Navy (AUSN), located in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria,
Virginia, is the leading voice for America’s Sailors and the premier advocate for a strong Navy. Founded
in 1954, and 22,000-members strong, AUSN has long enjoyed its distinguished reputation with the Navy and
Congress as an honest broker in the discussion of Navy requirements and programs. As the only organization
dedicated to advocating for Navy equipment and benefits for all members of the Navy—active and reserve;
officer, enlisted, and civilian; serving, veteran, and retired; and their families—AUSN informs and educates
members of Congress and their staffs on issues of importance to the Navy.
AUSN provides Sailors a comprehensive range of services to support the work of our Nation’s servicemen
and women, including record reviews and audits, in-zone notification for promotion, Board of Correction of
Naval Records case preparation, and Survivor Benefit Plan and Retired Pay estimates. In addition to these
services, our experienced Headquarters Membership staff is available to assist with member questions.
AUSN also actively engages with its membership and industry and Navy leadership through its bi-monthly
magazine, Navy, its weekly e-newsletter and legislative updates, and through social media outlets, including
Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. AUSN empowers its members with timely information, and provides accurate
interpretations of the issues facing our veterans and servicemen and women today and educates them on
how they can respond and participate.
Capitol Hill Reception
The annual Capitol Hill Reception is an event that recognizes two Members of Congress
and two professional Congressional staff for National Legislative Advocacy and Proponent
Awards. Hosted by AUSN, and with the participation of members of the Navy and Marine
Corps Caucus, this event provides a unique opportunity for Members of Congress, their
staffs, invited guests, AUSN corporate partners, and senior leaders of the Department of the
Navy to meet early in the legislative year to discuss upcoming concerns and priorities with
annual Authorization and Appropriation bills.
Navy Now Forums
The Navy Now Forum takes the concept of high-power lunches to a whole new level. As the
only event of its kind, this luncheon is a rare opportunity for business leaders to meet senior
Navy officials in a setting that offers ample networking time. Attendees will develop new
relationships and deepen existing ones with others who share an interest in strengthening
today’s Navy. Defense industry professionals will find this event vital to understanding the
Navy’s initiatives to man, train, and equip the fleet in today’s economic and operational climate.
Career Development Symposium
In 2013, AUSN will host its first ever Career Development Symposium to provide Sailors, officers and enlisted,
with the tools they need to manage their careers and be effective leaders and mentors. Topics, including
leadership, professional education, joint qualification, ethics, and promotion and advancement will be
presented and discussed in a forum that promotes dialogue and interaction with senior officers, enlisted
leaders, and experts in their respective fields.