History of SNA

Surface Navy Association (SNA) was incorporated in 1985 to promote greater coordination and communication among those in the military, business, and academic communities who share a common interest in Surface Warfare while supporting the activities of Surface Naval Forces.


We are an Association at the center of Surface Warfare. We provide our members support, programs, & various activities that enable professional growth, personal satisfaction, and camaraderie.


  • Recognizing the continuing contributions of the United States Navy & Coast Guard’s Surface Forces in regards to the security of the United States
  • Showcasing professional excellence within the Surface Naval Forces
  • Dealing with the challenges that are faced as Surface Naval Forces in regards to National Security
  • Nurturing communication among military, academic, and business communities
  • Enhancing and Preserving the Heritage of Surface Naval Forces
  • Providing forums on professional matters affecting Surface Naval Forces and the United States Navy and Coast Guard