WHY WE SERVE OUTREACH PROGRAM – SOLICITATION FOR NOMINEES

R 161656Z AUG 07
NAVADMIN 207/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/AUG// 
SUBJ/WHY WE SERVE OUTREACH PROGRAM - SOLICITATION FOR NOMINEES// 


REF/A/MSG/OASD(PA)/082024Z AUG 07// AMPN/REF A IS OASD(PA) MESSAGE WHY 
WE SERVE OUTREACH PROGRAM.// POC/JOHN 
DANIELS/LCDR/CHINFO/LOC:WASHINGTON DC/TEL:703-697-3290 
/EMAIL:JOHN.M.DANIELS@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 FOURTH QUARTER 
CALENDAR YEAR 2007. OASD(PA) WILL SELECT TWO MEMBERS FROM EACH SERVICE 
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FOURTH QUARTER PROGRAM. SELECTED MEMBERS WILL BE 
TAD FOR A PERIOD OF APPROXIMATELY 90 DAYS, REPORTING NLT
1 OCT 07, TO THE PENTAGON, RETURNING ON OR ABOUT 2 JAN 08. 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 SERVICE 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 7 SEP 07, BY EMAIL WITH SCANNED 
DOCUMENTS TO JOHN.M.DANIELS@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 MID-SEPTEMBER.
5. RELEASED BY VADM M. P. FITZGERALD, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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