The January 26, 2019 Commissioning ceremony is an official U. S. Navy event for which there is no admission fee. Admission is, however, by invitation only due to limited seating and for security reasons. Invitation lists will be submitted by crew members, U. S. Navy organizations involved in the ship’s construction and the commissioning committee. The Coronado Council of the Navy League and the Navy SEAL Foundation have accepted the responsibility of sponsoring the events that accompany the commissioning ceremony. These are memorable events not only for the greater San Diego community, but especially for the members of the USS MICHAEL MONSOOR’s crew and their families, and we are requesting your assistance in this effort. Your contribution will enable us to conduct these celebratory events that honor the ship, her Commanding Officer and crew and reflect the pride of our community in a ship named after a United States Navy SEAL who grew up in Southern California and gave his life saving others in Ramadi, Iraq on September 29, 2006.
If you only desire to attend the ceremony, please sign up at http://www.monsoorcommissioning.org/ceremony-only-attendance/ Requests for invitations should be received at least 60 days prior to the ceremony to allow security review and time for the RSVP process. We expect invitations will be mailed by the US Navy about one month prior to the ceremony, which will take place on January 26, 2019. AFTER you receive your invitation, you must RSVP to the ceremony per the instructions on the invitation to receive tickets.
If you are interested in contributing to and participating in the events surrounding the commissioning, there is no need to submit a Commissioning invitation request, invitations are included with your contribution and coordinated by the Commissioning Committee. Please review the contribution levels below (the benefits of each donation level can be shown by clicking the plus sign next to the donation level) and select one that you feel is appropriate. The events surrounding the commissioning are not paid for by the U. S. Government but are privately funded by individuals and companies though the Coronado Council of the Navy League, with the assistance of the Navy SEAL Foundation, two non-profit organizations. The beneficiaries of these funds will be the ship, her crew and their families. With your help, we will provide an unforgettable experience for you, our region, and the Sailors of the USS MICHAEL MONSOOR.
Donations can be accepted online by clicking below. A printed copy of the donation levels and information on how to pay by check can be downloaded by clicking here.