Ronald E. Lanz, ACPA
The National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation
610 Farragut Avenue, Bldg. 42,
Great Lakes, IL 60088
The National Museum of the American Sailor (NMAS) celebrates the history of the United States Navy’s enlisted Sailor. This museum, which will be located near the Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago, Illinois, honors the American Sailor’s unwavering and patriotic allegiance to those three bedrock principles which have guided this nation’s sailors since the earliest days of the naval service: Honor, Courage, Commitment.
As an official Department of the Navy Museum under the Naval History and Heritage Command, the National Museum of the American Sailor’s mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy’s Enlisted Sailor for the benefit of the United States Navy and the people of the United States.
The National Museum of the American Sailor aspires to preserve, educate and celebrate the history of the American Sailor and how through their dedication, patriotism and self-sacrifice, they have protected the United States and its citizens from the late eighteenth century to the present. The museum seeks to make the history of the Enlisted Sailor relevant to Navy personnel and local and national audiences.