2009 NATIONAL NAVAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

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RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE 37TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NAVAL 
OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (NNOA) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING 
CONFERENCE TO BE HELD 20-24 JULY 2009 AT THE WESTIN GALLERIA, 
HOUSTON, TEXAS.  THIS YEAR'S THEME IS, "BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION 
FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS."
2.  THE PRIMARY MISSION OF NNOA IS TO ASSIST THE NAVY, COAST GUARD 
AND MARINE CORPS IN RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND PROFESSIONAL 
DEVELOPMENT OF MINORITY OFFICERS.  THE ASSOCIATION ACCOMPLISHES THIS 
MISSION THROUGH POSITIVE IMAGE ENHANCEMENT IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES 
AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, AND BY DEVELOPING THE CAREERS OF 
OFFICERS THROUGH TRAINING, MENTORING, AND NETWORKING.  THE CONFERENCE 
INCLUDES EDUCATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL SESSIONS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE 
THE PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF ATTENDEES.
3.  THIS YEAR'S THEME IS CONSISTENT WITH CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS 
DIVERSITY POLICY, WHICH DIRECTS LEADERS TO ANTICIPATE AND EMBRACE THE 
DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES OF TOMORROW AND BUILD A NAVY THAT WILL REFLECT THE 
MAKE UP OF OUR COUNTRY.  AS LEADERS, WE MUST PROMOTE DIVERSITY AND 
UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A NECESSITY FOR OUR NAVY TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE, 
RELEVANT, AND A STRONG GLOBAL FORCE FOR PEACE.  ACCORDINGLY, I 
ENCOURAGE YOU TO SUPPORT PARTICIPATION IN THIS YEAR'S NNOA NATIONAL 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING CONFERENCE.
4.  CONFERENCE UNIFORM FOR NAVY PERSONNEL WILL BE SUMMER WHITE FOR 
MILITARY AND COAT AND TIE FOR CIVILIANS.  NAVY UNIFORM FOR THE FORMAL 
BANQUET WILL BE DINNER DRESS WHITE JACKET (OR OPTIONAL SERVICE DRESS 
WHITE FOR O-3 AND BELOW) AND BLACK TIE (OR EQUIVALENT) FOR CIVILIANS 
AND GUESTS.
5.  USE OF COMMAND TRAVEL FUNDS IS AUTHORIZED.  IF COMMAND TRAVEL 
FUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, NO-COST TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY ORDERS MAY 
BE ISSUED.  USE OF AVAILABLE GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION IS ENCOURAGED 
TO ENHANCE CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION AND TO HELP DEFRAY THE COST OF 
TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY ORDERS.  THE ADDRESS FOR THE EVENT IS WESTIN 
GALLERIA, 5060 WEST ALABAMA, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77056.  THE DEADLINE FOR 
RESERVING ROOMS AT THE PER DIEM RATE IS 3 JULY 2009. FUNDS ARE 
AVAILABLE FROM THE CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL (CNP) TO PAY CONFERENCE 
REGISTRATION FEES FOR THE FIRST 100 OFFICERS WHO REGISTER.  
6.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RESERVATIONS, LODGING, REGISTRATION, OR 
HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION, VISIT THE NNOA WEBSITE AT WWW.NNOA.ORG.  
EARLY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND ROOM RESERVATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED.
7.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- CAPT CEDRIC PRINGLE, AT (703) 614-9755/DSN 224 OR EMAIL AT 
CEDRIC.PRINGLE(AT)JS.PENTAGON.MIL.
- LCDR BEULAH HENDERSON AT (703) 922-1924 OR EMAIL AT EA(AT)NNOA.ORG 
OR IF REQUESTING CNP REGISTRATION FUNDING.
8.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
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