Breakfast Event

Breakfast Event


Please join us for our breakfast event. Your attendance supports Navy League activities, and you will meet great people & hear from interesting speakers.

Everyone attending is encouraged to pre-pay online to reduce the wait time at the door during check-in and registration; This will assist us with an accurate headcount for catering food orders. Your assistance with payment three days before the event is appreciated.

Call at 619.230.0301 to Receive Email Updates On Upcoming Council Events.

Friday, June 7, 2024

Time: 7:30 am-9:00am (Doors open at 7:00 am for registration and check-in. Social Networking is from 7:00 am – 7:30 am. )
Location: Admiral Baker Clubhouse
2400 Admiral Baker Road, San Diego, CA 92124.

Navy League San Diego Council offers a Breakfast Promotion that includes 1 Year Membership and an additional FREE Breakfast at the next Breakfast Event at $40.
– When using the Complimentary Breakfast you must notify the Executive Director you will be attending to assist with our headcount for the breakfast order.  Email must be sent a week prior to the breakfast event at;
– The Complimentary Breakfast can be forwarded to Active Duty Service Members, but communication must be emailed a week prior to the breakfast event at;
– Purchased breakfast event tickets supports the Navy League of the United States San Diego Council in meeting its mission in the San Diego Community.   The San Diego Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports America’s sea services through Award Recognition, Operation Welcome Home, Scholarship and Youth Programs.  EIN# 95-3864195.











Guest Speaker:

HSC3 CO Bio pic

CAPT Thomas “Smokey” Butts, USN
Commanding Officer, 
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3
Captain Thomas Butts is a native of Erlanger, KY. He enlisted in the Navy in 1995 as a Radioman and was later selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program. He graduated from the University of North Florida in 2002 and was designated a Naval Aviator in December 2004. After receiving his “Wings of Gold” he reported to the “Merlins” of HSC-3 for initial training in the MH-60S Knighthawk.
CAPT Butts has completed operational flying tours with the “Island Knights” of HSC-25 (Junior Officer) and the “Sea Knights” of HSC-22 (Department Head). He served his disassociated tour as the Air Boss on USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD-17).
His shore assignments include two Fleet Replacement Squadron flight instructor tours with the “Fleet Angels” of HSC-2 as well as a joint tour assignment on the Joint Staff in the J-7 Directorate where he worked in the Joint Exercise Division directly supporting the Chairman’s Exercise Program and United States Transportation Command. Post O5 command he was assigned to the OPNAV N98 Staff where he served as the MH-60S Requirements Officer.
He is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive MBA program, completed JPME Phase I through the Air Force Air Command and Staff College and in residence JPME Phase II at the Joint Forces Staff College.
In command at sea, he led the 2021 Battle “E” award winning HSC-25 “Island Knights” and the HSC-7 “Dusty Dogs”.
CAPT Butts has accumulated 2,600 flight hours and was awarded the 2015 Navy and Marine Corps Leadership Award. His other awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (8 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards) and various personal, unit and campaign awards.



Additional information


SDNL Bfast Promo -$40, SDNL Member – $25, SDNL NonMember – $30