NATIONAL NAVAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (NNOA) CONFERENCE 2008

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RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE NNOA 36TH ANNUAL NATIONAL 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING CONFERENCE, HELD 23-25 JUL
08 AT THE RENAISSANCE PORTSMOUTH HOTEL AND WATERFRONT CONFERENCE CENTER, 
PORTSMOUTH, VA.  THIS YEAR'S THEME IS "DEVELOPING AMERICA'S FUTURE 
LEADERS TO ENHANCE MISSION READINESS AND CULTURAL AWARENESS."
2.  THE PRIMARY MISSION OF THE 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 CNO'S 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 REQUEST YOUR SUPPORT, 
ATTENDANCE, AND PARTICIPATION AT THIS YEAR'S NNOA NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL 
DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING CONFERENCE, AS WELL AS OTHER DIVERSITY 
CONFERENCES SUPPORTED BY THE NAVY.
4.  CONFERENCE UNIFORM FOR NAVY PERSONNEL WILL BE SUMMER WHITES OR 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 425 
WATER STREET, PORTSMOUTH, VA 23704.  RESERVATIONS MAY BE MADE AT (757) 
673-3000 (REFERENCE NNOA CONFERENCE WHEN CALLING).
THE DEADLINE FOR RESERVING ROOMS AT THE PER DIEM RATE IS 21 JUN 08.
CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL HAS OFFERED TO FUND CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 
FEES FOR 100 ATTENDEES.  PLEASE NOTIFY NNOA POC IF REQUESTING CNP 
REGISTRATION FUNDING.
6.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LODGING, REGISTRATION, OR HISTORY OF THE 
ORGANIZATION, VISIT THE NNOA WEBSITE AT WWW.NNOA.ORG.  EARLY CONFERENCE 
REGISTRATION AND ROOM RESERVATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED.
7.  POINT OF CONTACT:  CAPT SINCLAIR HARRIS, AT (703) 614-6630/DSN
224 OR EMAIL AT EASTERN_REGION(AT)NNOA.ORG.
8.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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