The Navy League of the United States, commonly referred to as the Navy League, is a national association with nearly 50,000 members who advocate for a strong, credible United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard and U.S. Merchant Marine. Seapower magazine and the Almanac of Seapower are the official publications of the Navy League. Seapower is published monthly and focuses on maritime defense news. The Almanac of Seapower is published annually in January. The Navy League presents professional excellence awards every year at its National Convention to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to naval service during the preceding year. Recipients of awards for each branch are selected by service branch boards or committees appointed by the Navy League National President or by service commands. Winners of the awards are presented with a certificate and an engraved watch at the awards luncheon during the Navy League's National Convention.