NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 13 – 15 JANUARY 2009 ANNUAL SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION (SNA) NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

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SUBJ/NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 13 - 15 JANUARY 2009 ANNUAL SURFACE NAVY 
ASSOCIATION (SNA) NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM// 


REF/A/DOC/DOD/06AUG1998// REF/B/DOC/BUPERS/17SEP2007// NARR/REF A IS 
BUPERS PUBLICATION 5500.7-R JOINT ETHICS REGULATION, REGARDING OFFICIAL 
PARTICIPATION IN NON-FEDERAL ENTITIES.  REF B IS BUPERSINST 1001.39F 
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR NAVAL RESERVISTS ON INACTIVE DUTY.// 
RMKS/1. THE SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION (SNA) WILL HOLD ITS 21ST ANNUAL 
NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN ARLINGTON, VA AT THE HYATT REGENCY CRYSTAL CITY 
FROM 13 - 15 JANUARY 2009.  THIS YEAR'S THEME IS "SURFACE
WARFARE: CORE CAPABILITIES TO MEET THE NATION'S STRATEGY."
2. SNA MEMBERSHIP, NEARLY 5,500 STRONG, INCLUDES OVER 3,700 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 TO ITS 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 THE OBJECTIVES TO BE 
ACHIEVED JUSTIFY THE EXPENSES (INCLUDING FEES, TRAVEL COSTS, AND OTHER 
COSTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARTICIPATION).  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 CHAPTER ORGANIZATIONS.  TAD 
ORDERS MAY COVER EXPENSES INCIDENT TO ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION IN 
THE CONFERENCE INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION, PER DIEM, AND REGISTRATION 
FEES PER JFTR AND JTR.  IF FUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, PERMISSIVE TAD 
ORDERS MAY BE ISSUED.  USE OF AVAILABLE GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION IS 
ENCOURAGED TO ENHANCE CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION AND 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 IS NOT TO INTERFERE WITH FLEET REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER HIGHER 
PRIORITIES, B. AIRLIFT WILL BE SCHEDULED PER APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTIONS 
REGARDING NUMBER OF PASSENGERS 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, 
AND COAST GUARD PERSONNEL (IN UNIFORM) WHO WILL ATTEND AND ACTIVELY 
PARTICIPATE IN THE SYMPOSIUM.
5. PER REF B, SELECTED RESERVE PERSONNEL ARE AUTHORIZED TO PARTICIPATE 
AT THE SNA SYMPOSIUM IN A PAID DRILL STATUS.
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 B. J. MCCULLOUGH, III, DEPUTY CNO FOR 
INTEGRATION OF CAPABILITIES AND RESOURCES (N8).// 
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