Retlif Testing Laboratories is a leading independent testing and engineering organization with locations in three states, and is an ardent supporter of the Navy league of the United States. As an active member of the Long Island Council, Retlif supports the organization’s objectives to enhance the morale of sea service personnel and their families through national and council level programs.
Developing youth programs that reinforce the essential values of sea services is an ongoing part of the Long Island Council’s efforts. In a June 17, 2022 ceremony, Long Island Navy League Council President, Roger Noakes presented the Navy Officer’s Sword to MN Lieutenant Tyler Pitman at the US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) graduation ceremony in Kings Point, NY.
Retlif Business Development Manager Owen W. Watford stated “given the ultimate importance of sea services to the national defense and to overall economic prosperity, it is rewarding to witness the recognition of outstanding individuals. The next sword presentation by the Long Island Council of the Navy league of the United States will be to the Gold Star graduate at SUNY Maritime College, Throgs Neck, New York, in August, 2022.
Photo: Long Island Council President Roger Noakes presents the Navy Officer’s Sword to MN Lieutenant Tyler Pittman.