BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION PLANNING ORDER

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SUBJ/BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION PLANNING ORDER//



REF/A/CNO/OPNAVINST 5726.8A//

AMPN/CNO'S OUTREACH: AMERICA'S NAVY//

RMKS/1.  4 JUNE 2014 WILL MARK THE 72ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE NAVY'S AND THE 
NATION'S MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT NAVAL VICTORY.  THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY 
(BOM) OCCURRED ON 3-7 JUNE 1942 AND CHANGED THE TIDE OF THE WAR IN THE 
PACIFIC AND THE COURSE OF WORLD HISTORY.
THIS ORDER PROVIDES INITIAL GUIDANCE AND TASKS FOR THE GLOBAL EXECUTION AND 
PLANNING OF THIS IMPORTANT COMMEMORATION.

2.  IN SUPPORT OF REFERENCE (A), EXECUTE A COMMEMORATIVE EVENT COMMENSURATE 
WITH THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BOM FOR OUR NAVY AND NATION.

3.  COMMANDER'S INTENT:
    A.  PURPOSE.  SERVE AS A CELEBRATION OF OUR NAVY'S GREATEST VICTORY.  
SPECIFICALLY, THE COMMEMORATION WILL:
        (1) FOCUS ON ENGAGING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ON WHY TODAY'S NAVY IS 
CRITICAL TO THEIR DAY TO DAY LIVES.
        (2) UTILIZE NAVY OUTREACH TO MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE.
        (3) BE GUIDED BY, AND SUPPORTIVE OF, THE NAVY'S STRATEGIC MESSAGING.
    B.  METHOD.  COMMAND CENTERED EXECUTION OF A COORDINATED NAVY-WIDE MIDWAY 
COMMEMORATION CONDUCTED FROM 3-5 JUNE 2014.  AS D-DAY 70TH COMMEMORATION WILL 
COMMAND SIGNIFICANT ATTENTION IN 2014, NO MIDWAY EVENTS ARE PLANNED FOR 6 
JUNE 2014.
    C.  END STATE.  THE MIDWAY CELEBRATION BECOMES AN INSTITUTIONALIZED 
COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY AND A NAVY PRIDE EVENT CELEBRATED BY THE FLEET 
AROUND THE WORLD.

4.  TASKS
    A.  DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF (DNS) WILL OVERSEE PLANNING AND PROGRAM 
DEVELOPMENT FOR THE ANNUAL MIDWAY COMMEMORATION.
    B.  NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND (NAVHISHERITAGECOM) WILL:
        (1) COORDINATE AND SUPPORT THE EXECUTION OF MIDWAY  COMMEMORATION 
EVENTS NAVY-WIDE.
        (2) ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP (WG) OF KEY STAKEHOLDERS TO SYNCHRONIZE 
PLANNING AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT FOR THE COMMEMORATION.
            (A) DIRECTOR, NAVHISHERITAGECOM WILL SERVE AS CHAIRMAN OF THE 
MIDWAY WG.
            (B) PROVIDE DNS, WITH A PROGRAM FOR THE EXECUTION OF THE MIDWAY 
COMMEMORATION NO LATER THAN (NLT) 25 APRIL 2014.
        (3) DEVELOP A COMMEMORATION TOOLKIT FOR USE BY COMMANDER, U.S. FLEET 
FORCES COMMAND (COMUSFLTFORCOM); COMMANDER, U.S. PACIFIC FLEET (COMPACFLT); 
COMMANDER, NAVY INSTALLATIONS COMMAND (CNIC); REGIONAL COMMANDERS; COMMANDING 
OFFICERS (COS); AND OFFICERS IN CHARGE (OICS).
            (A) DEVELOP AND MAKE AVAILABLE A BODY OF LESSONS LEARNED AT THE 
TACTICAL, OPERATIONAL, AND STRATEGIC LEVELS NLT 25 APRIL 2014.
            (B) POST ALL DOCUMENTS AND ASSOCIATED POINTS OF CONTACT ON THE 
NAVHISHERITAGECOM WEBSITE, WWW.HISTORY.NAVY.MIL NLT 25 APRIL  2014.
        (4) INCORPORATE SURFACE, AVIATION, SUBMARINE, USMC, USA AND  USAF 
CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE COMMEMORATION.
        (5) COMPILE LESSONS LEARNED FROM THIS YEAR'S COMMEMORATION FROM OTHER 
STAKEHOLDERS AND MAKE AVAIALBLE AT THE TACTITCAL,  OPERATIONAL, AND STRATEGIC 
LEVELS NLT 11 JULY 2014.
    C.  COMUSFLTFORCOM; COMPACFLT; CNIC; COMMANDER, NAVY RESERVE  FORCE; 
COMMANDER, NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND; AND COMMANDER, NAVAL 
RECRUTING COMMAND:
        (1) PROVIDE REPRESENTATIVES TO THE MIDWAY WG.
        (2) ENSURE COS AND OICS ARE SUPPORTED IN COMMEMORATING THE 72ND 
ANNIVERSARY OF THE MIDWAY.
        (3) EXECUTE CHIEF OF INFORMATION (CHINFO) MIDWAY COMMUNICATION PLAN 
AND PARTICIPATE IN PLANNED COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES AS OPERATIONALLY 
FEASIBLE.
        (4) PROVIDE 2014 LESSONS LEARNED TO NAVHISHERITAGECOM NLT
11 JULY 2014.
    D.  CHINFO:
        (1) PROVIDE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE WG.
        (2) DEVELOP A MIDWAY COMMUNICATION PLAN, INCLUDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS 
GUIDANCE, IN COORDINATION WITH NAVHISHERITAGECOM AND PROVIDE TO ASHORE AND 
AFLOAT COMMANDS NLT 2 MAY 2014.  THIS PLAN SHOULD INCLUDE NAVY'S STRATEGIC 
MESSAGE AND TALKING POINTS FOR THIS EVENT.
        (3) PROVIDE 2014 LESSONS LEARNED TO NAVHISHERITAGECOM NLT QQQQ
4 JULY 2014.

5.  COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS.  ADDITIONAL COORDINATION INSTRUCTIONS AND 
TASKING TO BE PROVIDED SEPCOR AS PLANS DEVELOP.

6.  ADMIN
    A.  THE COMMUNICATION TOOLKIT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE NAVHISHERITAGECOM 
WEBSITE (WWW.HISTORY.NAVY.MIL) NLT 25 APRIL 2014.
    B.  PUBLIC AFFAIRS GUIDANCE:
        (1) THIS IS AN ACTIVE PUBLIC AFFAIRS POSTURE EVENT.
        (2) PUBLIC AFFAIRS GUIDANCE WILL BE PROVIDED SEPCOR.

7.  COMMAND RELATIONSHIPS
    A.  NAVHISHERITAGECOM WASHINGTON DC IS THE SUPPORTED COMMANDER.
    B.  COMUSFLTFORCOM NORFOLK VA, COMPACFLT PEARL HARBOR HI, CNIC WASHINGTON 
DC, CHINFO WASHINGTON DC, COMNAVRESFORCOM NORFOLK VA, AND COMNAVDIST 
WASHINGTON DC ARE SUPPORTING.

8.  POINT OF CONTACT.  NAVHISHERITAGECOM POC IS MR. PAUL LACHANCE,
(202) 433-3207 (DSN PREFIX: 288), EMAIL:  PAUL.LACHANCE(AT)NAVY.MIL.

9.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. H. SWIFT, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.

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