NATIONAL NAVAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

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RMKS/1.  COMMANDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT ATTENDANCE AT THE
NATIONAL NAVAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION S 35TH ANNUAL NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL 
DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING CONFERENCE FROM 16-20 JULY
2007 AT THE NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE, CORONADO, CA.  THIS YEAR'S THEME IS 
"NATIONAL NAVAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION: DEVELOPING AMERICA S FUTURE 
LEADERS."
2.  DIVERSITY IS CRITICAL TO MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT - EVERYONE IN OUR 
NAVY BRINGS THEIR INDIVIDUAL CAPABILITIES AND TALENTS TO THE COLLECTIVE 
EFFORT, WHICH INFUSES NEW IDEAS AND DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT AND MAKES US 
STRONGER.  AS LEADERS, WE MUST ENCOURAGE A CULTURE THAT EMBRACES OUR 
DIVERSITY; IT IS HOW WE WILL RECRUIT AND RETAIN LEADERS FROM THROUGHOUT 
OUR NATION AND OUR NAVY.  ACCORDINGLY, I REQUEST YOU SUPPORT ATTENDANCE 
AND PARTICIPATION AT THIS YEAR'S NATIONAL NAVAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION S 
NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING CONFERENCE, AS WELL AS 
OTHER DIVERSITY CONFERENCES SUPPORTED BY THE NAVY.
3.  THE PRIMARY MISSION OF THE NATIONAL NAVAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION 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.
4.  CONFERENCE UNIFORM FOR NAVY PERSONNEL WILL BE SUMMER WHITE 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.
6.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LODGING, REGISTRATION, OR HISTORY OF THE 
ORGANIZATION, VISIT ONLINE AT WWW.NNOA.ORG OR CONTACT THE POINT OF
CONTACT:
CAPT ANTHONY P. BARNES AT (901) 874-9195/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
ANTHONY.P.BARNES(AT)NAVY.MIL.  EARLY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND ROOM 
RESERVATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED.
7.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.// 


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