ATTENTION INVITED TO
R 232211Z DEC 13 PSN 789013K28
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO ZEN/CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ: NOMINMATIONS FOR ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC SALUTE TO THE MILITARY
PASS TO ALL OFFICE CODES:
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC//DNS/DEC//
SUBJ/NOMINMATIONS FOR ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC SALUTE TO THE MILITARY//
POCS/MR. ROB NEWELL, CHINFO, ROBERT.D.NEWELL1@NAVY.MIL; MS. CAROLINE WILSON,
CHINFO, CAROLINE.WILSON1@NAVY.MIL, 703-692-4730-7069//
Rmks/1. The Academy of Country Music is producing a special "Salute to the
Military" show that will air in May 2014 on CBS during Armed Forces Week. As
a part of the show, the producers would like to provide a servicemember from
each branch of the Military with an opportunity to perform with a country
music celebrity during a live taping on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2. The office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
(OASD-PA) has approved Department of Defense support of this event and has
requested each service submit nominations no later than 16 January 2014. A
joint panel will review the nominations the week of 20 January
2014 and select one servicemember from each branch to represent their service
on the show.
3. Request widest dissemination of this opportunity. The Navy Office of
Information (CHINFO) will be the lead office and will receive and review all
Navy nominations. Commands should submit nominations via email to Mr. Rob
Newell, firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Caroline Wilson,
email@example.com, no later than 14 January 2014 and include the
A. Contact information for the servicemember's Commanding Officer.
B. Verification of the servicemember's availability to participate in the
taping of the show the first week of April.
C. Brief biography that includes recent deployments and examples of the
servicemember's enthusiasm for country music.
D. Summary of why the servicemember would best represent the Navy on the
E. YouTube link of a country music performance by the servicemember.
F. Servicemember's favorite country music artist.
4. Chinfo will notify the CO of the selected servicemember no later than 1
February 2014. Further guidance on travel orders and travel arrangements
will be provided at that time.
5. Released by Vice Admiral S. H. Swift, Director, Navy staff.