NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE ANNUAL SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION (SNA) /NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

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NAVADMIN 296/05
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SUBJ/NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE ANNUAL SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION (SNA)
/NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM//



REF/A/DOC/SECNAV/17JUL1989//
REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/27JUL1989//
REF/C/DOC/BUPERS/26APR2005//
NARR/REF A IS SECNAVINST 4651.8L, ATTENDANCE AT AND PARTICIPATION
IN MEETINGS BY MILITARY PERSONNEL.  REF B IS OPNAVINST 4651.4C,
POLICY REGARDING SECURITY ISSUES AND COST ASSOCIATED WITH
PARTICIPATION IN NON-FEDERALLY SPONSORED SEMINARS, CONFERENCES AND
COURSES.  REF C IS BUPERSINST 1001.39E ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
FOR NAVAL RESERVISTS ON INACTIVE DUTY.//
RMKS/1. THE SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION (SNA) WILL HOLD ITS
EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN ARLINGTON, VA AT THE HYATT
REGENCY CRYSTAL CITY FROM 10-13 JANUARY 2006.  THIS YEAR'S THEME IS
"OUR SURFACE NAVY IN THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR".
2.  SNA MEMBERSHIP, NEARLY 5500 STRONG, INCLUDES OVER 3700 ACTIVE
DUTY AND FORMER MILITARY MEMBERS DEDICATED TO THE GOAL OF ENHANCING
PROFESSIONALISM IN THE SURFACE NAVY.  THE SNA ANNUAL NATIONAL
SYMPOSIUM PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ARMED FORCES-WIDE
DISCUSSIONS ON A BROAD RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER ISSUES OF
INTEREST AND CONCERN TO ITS EXTENSIVE AND DIVERSE MEMBERSHIP.  THIS
IS A FORUM WHERE MEMBERS CAN ADDRESS AND WORK TOWARDS INNOVATIVE
SOLUTIONS TO TODAY'S ISSUES AND TOMORROW'S SURFACE WARFARE
CHALLENGES.
3.  PER REFS A AND B, COMMANDING OFFICERS MAY ISSUE ORDERS FOR
ATTENDANCE AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE AFTER DETERMINING THAT THE
EXPENSES, INCLUDING FEES, TRAVEL COSTS, AND OTHER COSTS
ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARTICIPATION, JUSTIFY THE OBJECTIVES TO BE
ACHIEVED.  COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE DIRECTED TO FOLLOW THE GUIDANCE
IN REFS A AND B WHEN MAKING THIS DETERMINATION.  GOVERNMENT EXPENSE
SHOULD BE MINIMIZED BY DESIGNATING THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF
PARTICIPANTS NECESSARY TO ACQUIRE AND RELATE INFORMATION FROM THE
MEETING TO OTHER MEMBERS OF THEIR ORGANIZATION.  TAD ORDERS MAY
COVER EXPENSES INCIDENT TO ATTENDANCE AT AND PARTICIPATION IN THE
CONFERENCE INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION, PER DIEM, AND REGISTRATION
FEES IAW JFTR AND JTR.  IF FUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, PERMISSIVE TAD
ORDERS MAY BE ISSUED.  UTILIZATION OF AVAILABLE GOVERNMENT
TRANSPORTATION IS ENCOURAGED TO ENHANCE CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
AND TO DEFRAY TRAVEL EXPENSES.
4.  IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION
AVAILABLE, AGGREGATION OF SYMPOSIUM TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS IS
ENCOURAGED.  USE OF NAVY OPERATIONAL SUPPORT AIRLIFT (OSA) AND NAVY
UNIQUE FLEET ESSENTIAL AIRCRAFT (NUFEA), IS THEREFORE AUTHORIZED
SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
A. AIRLIFT NOT TO INTERFERE WITH FLEET REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER
HIGHER PRIORITIES.
B. AIRLIFT WILL BE SCHEDULED PER APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING
NUMBER OF PAX ON FUNDED ORDERS.  REMAINING SEATS MAY BE USED BY
OTHER ATTENDEES ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.
C. SPACE AVAILABLE FOR SNA ATTENDEES SHOULD BE RESTRICTED TO
NAVY/MARINE CORPS/COAST GUARD PERSONNEL (IN UNIFORM) WHO WILL
ATTEND AND ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE SYMPOSIUM.
5.  PER REF C, SELECTED RESERVE PERSONNEL ARE AUTHORIZED TO
PARTICIPATE IN A PAID DRILL STATUS AT THE SNA SYMPOSIUM.
6. QUESTIONS REGARDING THE SYMPOSIUM SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE SNA
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE AT (703) 960-6800 OR VISIT WWW.NAVYSNA.ORG.
7.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL A. E. RONDEAU, DIRECTOR NAVY STAFF.//

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