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

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


REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/27JUL1989// 
REF/B/DOC/BUPERS/17SEP2007// 
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 4651.4C, POLICY REGARDING SECURITY ISSUES AND COST 
ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATION IN NON-FEDERALLY SPONSORED SEMINARS, 
CONFERENCES AND COURSES. REF B IS BUPERSINST 1001.39F ADMINISTRATIVE 
PROCEDURES FOR NAVAL RESERVISTS ON INACTIVE DUTY.// 
RMKS/1. THE SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION (SNA) WILL HOLD ITS 20TH  
ANNUAL NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN ARLINGTON, VA AT THE HYATT REGENCY 
CRYSTAL CITY FROM 15-17 JANUARY 2008. THIS YEARS THEME IS, A READY AND 
RELEVANT SURFACE NAVY: AN ENTERPRISE APPROACH TO WARRIORS, SHIPS, AND 
SYSTEMS. 
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 AND CONCERN TO ITS 
EXTENSIVE AND DIVERSE MEMBERSHIP. THIS IS A FORUM WHERE MEMBERS CAN 
ADDRESS AND WORK TOWARDS INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO TODAYS ISSUES AND 
TOMORROWS 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 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 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 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 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 VADM J. STUFFLEBEEM, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//
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