2012 SEA SERVICE LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION JOINT WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

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SUBJ/2012 SEA SERVICE LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION JOINT WOMEN'S 
LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM//



REF/A/DOC/DOD/06AUG1998//
REF/B/DOC/DOD/14APR2009//
REF/C/DOC/BUPERS/17SEP2007//
NARR/REF A IS DOD PUBLICATION 5500.7-R - JOINT ETHICS REGULATION 
REGARDING OFFICIAL PARTICIPATION IN NON-FEDERAL ENTITIES.  REF B 
IS DOD DIRECTIVE 4500.56 - POLICY ON THE USE OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT 
AND AIR TRAVEL.  REF C IS BUPERSINST 1001.39F - AIR TRAVEL.//
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE 25TH SILVER ANNIVERSARY OF 
THE SEA SERVICE LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION (SSLA) ANNUAL JOINT 
WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM (JWLS) WHICH WILL BE HELD ON 5-6 
MARCH 2012 AT THE GAYLORD NATIONAL HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER, 
NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND.  THIS YEAR'S THEME IS "UNITED IN SERVICE:  
OUR GLOBAL IMPACT."
2.  THE PURPOSE OF THE ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM IS TO FOSTER EDUCATION AND 
CAREER DEVELOPMENT, AND PROVIDE NETWORKING AND MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES 
FOR THE ACTIVE, RESERVE, AND CIVILIAN MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES.  
EVENT TOPICS INCLUDE:  FEMALE FLAG LEADERSHIP PANEL, PROFESSIONAL 
DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS, CRITICAL WOMEN'S HEALTH AND FINANCIAL ISSUES, 
AND WORK/LIFE BALANCE DISCUSSIONS.  INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE 
SECRETARY OF STATE, HILLARY CLINTON; JUSTICE, SONIA SOTOMAYER; 
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, LEON PANETTA; CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, ADMIRAL 
JONATHAN GREENERT; AND MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE NAVY, 
RICK WEST.  THE RECIPIENTS OF THE CAPTAIN JOY BRIGHT HANCOCK (OFFICER) 
AND MASTER CHIEF ANNA DER VARTANIAN (ENLISTED) LEADERSHIP AWARDS WILL 
ALSO BE RECOGNIZED DURING THE SYMPOSIUM AWARDS LUNCHEON ON 5 
MARCH 2012.  ADDITIONALLY, COMMUNITIES WILL HOST INDIVIDUAL BREAKOUT 
SESSIONS ON THE AFTERNOON OF 6 MARCH 2012 TO ADDRESS UNIQUE ISSUES 
AND ACTIVITIES WITHIN THEIR SPECIFIC FIELD.
3.  COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO SUPPORT ATTENDANCE.  
COMMANDING OFFICERS MAY AUTHORIZE AND ISSUE TAD ORDERS, TO INCLUDE 
REGISTRATION, TRANSPORTATION, LODGING AND PER DIEM IAW REF A.  SSLA 
IS WAIVING REGISTRATION FEES FOR THE FIRST 50 JUNIOR ENLISTED (E1-E6) 
WHO REGISTER FOR THE SYMPOSIUM.  FREE REGISTRATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 
THREE PER COMMAND AND WILL BE MONITORED BY THE EVENT COORDINATORS.
4.  IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION 
AVAILABLE, AGGREGATION OF SYMPOSIUM TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS IS 
ENCOURAGED.  USE OF NAVY OPERATIONAL SUPPORT AIRLIFT AND NAVY UNIQUE 
FLEET ESSENTIAL AIRCRAFT MAY BE REQUESTED, IAW REF B.
5.  PER REF C, SELECTED RESERVE PERSONNEL ARE AUTHORIZED TO 
PARTICIPATE AT THE SSLA JOINT WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM IN A PAID 
DRILL STATUS.
6.  REGISTRATION, TRANSPORTATION, AND LODGING INFORMATION CAN BE 
FOUND ON THE SSLA WEBSPAGE AT WWW.SEALEADER.ORG/LEADERSHIP-SYMPOSIUM-
SUMMARY/. 
7.  COMMANDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT A SPIRIT SPOT, HIGHLIGHTING 
THE SUCCESSES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF WOMEN IN TODAY'S NAVY.  FOR MORE 
INFORMATION AND TO LEARN HOW TO SUBMIT A SPIRIT SPOT, VISIT WWW.
SEALEADER.ORG/LEADERSHIP-SYMPOSIUM-SUMMARY/.
8.  POINT OF CONTACT:  OSC JESSICA MYERS, SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR, 
NAVY DIVERSITY, WOMEN'S POLICY, OPNAV N134W, (703) 695-1391/DSN 225, 
OR VIA E-MAIL AT JESSICA.MYERS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
9.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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