R 021426Z JAN 15
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 13-15 JANUARY 2015 ANNUAL SURFACE NAVY
ASSOCIATION (SNA) NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N9/DEC//
NARR/ REF A IS SECNAV CONFERENCE APPROVAL MEMORANDUM. REF B IS DOD
PUBLICATION 5500.07-R JOINT ETHICS REGULATION REGARDING OFFICIAL
PARTICIPATION IN NON-FEDERAL ENTITIES. REF C IS DOD MEMORANDUM IMPLEMENTATION
OF CONFERENCE OVERSIGHT REQUIREMENTS AND DELEGATION OF CONFERENCE APPROVAL
RMKS/1. The Surface Navy Association (SNA) will hold its 27th Annual National
Symposium in Arlington, VA, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City from 13-15
January 2015. The theme this year is Surface Warfare Distributed Lethality *
Going on the Offensive.
2. SNA membership is over 6,700 strong. Of this, 80 percent are active duty
or former military members. The SNA Annual National Symposium provides an
opportunity for discussions on a broad range of professional and career
issues. This is a forum where personnel can discuss innovative solutions to
today's issues and tomorrow's Surface Warfare challenges.
3. Per reference (a), use of government funds to attend SNA 2015 is approved.
Attendees and travel authorizing officials must be mindful of the need to be
good stewards of taxpayer dollars in attending the symposium and are directed
to follow the guidance in references (a) through (c) when authorizing travel.
TAD orders may cover expenses incident to attendance and participation in the
conference including transportation, per diem, and lodging fees.
4. Questions regarding the symposium should be directed to the SNA
administrative office at (703) 960-6800 or visit www.navysna.org.
5. Released by Vice Admiral J. P. Aucoin, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations,
Warfare Systems (N9).//