WHY WE SERVE OUTREACH PROGRAM – SOLICITATION FOR NOMINEES

R 162033Z MAY 07
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO NAVADMIN
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS //N05700//
NAVADMIN 123/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/MAY// 
SUBJ/WHY WE SERVE OUTREACH PROGRAM - SOLICITATION FOR NOMINEES// 


REF/A/DOC/OSD/27OCT2006/NOTAL// 
REF/B/MSG/OSAD(PA)/032205Z MAY 07// NARR/REF A IS MEMO TO SERVICE 
SECRETARIES REGARDING SUBJECT OUTREACH PROGRAM. REF B IS OSAD(PA) 
MESSAGE WHY WE SERVE OUTREACH PROGRAM.// POC/LIUBOV 
RUSSELL/LT/CHINFO/LOC:WASHINGTON DC/TEL:703-697-3290 
/EMAIL:LIUBOV.RUSSELL@NAVY.MIL// 
RMKS/1. "WHY WE SERVE" IS A DOD OUTREACH PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES 
COMMUNITIES ACROSS AMERICA THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM SERVICEMEMBERS 
ABOUT THE NOBILITY OF SERVICE AND TO SHARE IN THEIR PERSONAL 
EXPERIENCES WHILE IN THE MILITARY. UNDER THE PROGRAM, SERVICEMEMBERS 
WHO HAVE RECENTLY SERVED IN THE CENTCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY SPEND 
ABOUT 90 DAYS SPEAKING TO COMMUNITY GROUPS, CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS, AND 
SCHOOLS ACROSS AMERICA. THEY DO NOT ADDRESS ISSUES OF DOD POLICY, BUT 
RATHER PRESENT A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE AS CAN ONLY BE SEEN THROUGH THOSE 
IN UNIFORM. THE FIRST THREE ITERATIONS OF THE PROGRAM PROVED ENJOYABLE 
AND SUCCESSFUL FOR NAVY PARTICIPANTS.
2. PER REF A, NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THIRD QUARTER 
CALENDAR YEAR 2007. OASD(PA) WILL SELECT TWO MEMBERS FROM EACH SERVICE 
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE THIRD QUARTER PROGRAM. SELECTED MEMBERS WILL BE 
TAD FOR A PERIOD OF APPROXIMATELY 90 DAYS, REPORTING NLT 26 JUN 07, TO 
THE PENTAGON, RETURNING ON OR ABOUT 2 OCT 07. OASD(PA) BEARS ALL COSTS 
ASSOCIATED WITH PROGRAM TRAVEL AND PROVIDES TRAINING IN PUBLIC SPEAKING.
3. NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS. NOMINEES SHOULD REPRESENT THE VERY BEST THE 
NAVY HAS TO OFFER. RECOMMENDATION OF A SERVICEMEMBER'S COMMANDING 
OFFICER IS ESSENTIAL. OTHER REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
A. BE IN PAYGRADES E-5 THROUGH O-4.
B. HAVE SERVED IN THE CENTCOM AOR FOR AT LEAST 90 CONSECUTIVE DAYS 
WITHIN THE PAST 6 MONTHS.
C. POSSESS A GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD WITH AN ACCOUNT IN GOOD STANDING. 
IN ADDITION, THE GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD LIMITS WILL NEED TO BE RAISED 
TO $10K PRIOR TO REPORTING.
D. HAVE CONTROLLED AND SOUND FINANCES (DUE TO EXTENSIVE TRAVEL).
E. UP-TO-DATE ON SERVICE-REQUIRED TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS; NO 
PROVISIONS WILL BE MADE TO COMPLETE TRAINING WHILE ASSIGNED TO OASD(PA).
F. RESERVES MAY BE NOMINATED BUT DOD CANNOT SUPPORT MOBILIZATION 
EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE PROGRAM.
G. FULL SET OF DRESS UNIFORMS APPROPRIATE TO THE SEASON. A SECOND SET 
IS RECOMMENDED.
4. NOMINATION PACKAGES AND PROCESS REQUIREMENTS:
A. NOMINEE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE NAME, RANK, PRIMARY OCCUPATIONAL 
FIELD, DUTY PHONE NUMBER, AND UNCLASS EMAIL ADDRESS. A 500-WORD, THIRD-
PERSON, NARRATIVE BIOGRAPHY SIMILAR TO FLAG OFFICER BIOGRAPHIES THAT 
INCLUDES HOMETOWN INFORMATION, DATES OF SERVICE, ASSIGNMENTS OF NOTE, 
COMBAT TOURS, AND PERSONAL DECORATIONS IS REQUIRED. IN ADDITION, 
INCLUDE A FULL LENGTH PHOTOGRAPH IN SERVICE DRESS WHITE OR SERVICE 
DRESS BLUE UNIFORM.
B. COMMAND INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE A COMMAND POC, PREFERABLY THE 
NOMINEE'S DEPARTMENT HEAD OR ADMIN OFFICER, WITH PHONE NUMBER AND 
UNCLASS EMAIL.
C. PACKAGES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 25 MAY 07, BY EMAIL WITH SCANNED 
DOCUMENTS TO LIUBOV.RUSSELL@NAVY.MIL, OR MAILED TO THE FOLLOWING 
ADDRESS:
        NAVY OFFICE OF INFORMATION
        1200 NAVY PENTAGON
        ROOM 4B463
        WASHINGTON DC 20350-1200
D. OASD(PA) WILL ANNOUNCE SELECTIONS VIA MESSAGE NLT 8 JUN 07.
5. RELEASED BY VADM M. P. FITZGERALD, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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