NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 7-9 APRIL 2014 NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES (NLUS) SEA-AIR-SPACE EXPOSITION

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SUBJ: NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 7-9 APRIL 2014 NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES 
(NLUS) SEA-AIR-SPACE EXPOSITION



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REF/C/DOC/DOD/5500.07-R/17NOV2011//
NARR/REF A IS SECNAV CONFERENCE APPROVAL MEMORANDUM. REF B IS OGC(ETHICS) 
MEMO CONCERNING NAVY PARTICIPATION IN 2014 SEA AIR SPACE EXPOSITION. REF C IS 
DOD PUBLICATION 5500.07-R JOINT ETHICS REGULATION.//

RMKS/1. THE NLUS WILL HOLD THE ANNUAL SEA-AIR-SPACE (SAS) EXPOSITION, AT THE 
GAYLORD NATIONAL RESORT AND CONFERENCE CENTER, NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND FROM 
7-9 APRIL 2014. SAS PROVIDES A VALUABLE PLATFORM FOR THE PROFESSIONAL 
DEVELOPMENT OF DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN 
NAVAL WARFARE, AS WELL AS A VALUABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR NAVY ENGAGEMENT WITH 
REPRESENTATIVES FROM A BROAD CROSS SECTION OF GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY, AND 
ACADEMIA.
THIS YEAR'S THEME: 'SEA SERVICES: FORWARD. MOBILE. READY' WAS SELECTED TO 
HIGHLIGHT THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY'S PRIORITIZED MISSION AND CAPABILITIES.

2. THE NAVY PARTICIPATES IN SAS ANNUALLY. IT PROVIDES AN EXCELLENT 
OPPORTUNITY FOR TRAINING AND ENGAGEMENT.  THERE WILL BE EXHIBITS FROM 250 
INDUSTRY PARTNERS, MORE THAN 13 NAVY COMMANDS AND APPROXIMATELY 750 
INTERNATIONAL GUESTS AND OVER 15,000 ATTENDEES.

3. OVER 70 SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES), FLAG/GENERAL OFFICERS FROM THE 
NAVY, MARINE CORPS, COAST GUARD AND MARITIME ADMINISTRATION ARE PART OF THE 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE. INVITED SPEAKERS FOR SAS 2014 INCLUDE:
A. SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (SECNAV)
B. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND ACQUISITION 
(ASN RD&A) C. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, ENERGY, INSTALLATIONS AND 
ENVIRONMENT (ASN EI&E) D. CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (CNO) E. COMMANDANT OF 
THE MARINE CORPS (CMC) F. COMMANDANT OF THE COAST GUARD (CUSG) G. COMMANDER, 
U.S. FLEET FORCES COMMAND (USFFC) H. MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE NAVY 
(MCPON) I. UNITED STATES MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR (MARAD) A COMPLETE SCHEDULE 
OF SPEAKERS IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.SEAAIRSPACE.ORG.

4. THE DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF HAS DETERMINED SAS 2014 TRAVEL BY NAVY PERSONNEL 
TO BE CONSISTENT WITH MISSION ESSENTIAL POLICY GUIDANCE.
PER REFERENCE (A), LIMITED USE OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS TO ATTEND SAS 2014 IS 
APPROVED. THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS APPLY:
A. ATTENDANCE IS AUTHORIZED FOR LOCAL PARTICIPANTS WHO ATTEND AT NO-COST 
TEMPORARILY ASSIGNED DUTY (TAD).
B. ALL PERSONNEL DESIRING TO ATTEND THE EXHIBITION IN A FUNDED TAD STATUS 
MUST HAVE RECEIVED CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE APPROVAL IAW REFERENCE (A).
C.  NLUS HAS OFFERED FREE ATTENDANCE AT THE BELOW EIGHT EVENTS TO ALL 
MILITARY PERSONNEL.  PER REFERENCE (B), THIS FREE ATTENDANCE DOES CONSTITUTE 
A GIFT FOR PURPOSES OF APPLICABLE GOVERNMENT ETHICS REGULATIONS, AND 
THEREFORE MAY BE ACCEPTED BY ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL.

(1) OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES, PLENARY SESSIONS
(2) SEA SERVICES LUNCHEON
(3) SEA-AIR-SPACE LUNCHEON
(4) SEA-AIR-SPACE BLACK TIE RECEPTION AND DINNER
(5) CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST
(6) SECRETARY OF THE NAVY LUNCHEON
(7) INTERNATIONAL MARITIME RECEPTION
(8) SHUTTLE BUS TRANSPORTATION TO THE CONFERENCE SITE D. THE COHEN GROUP 

BREAKFAST AND THE NLUS SMALL BUSINESS FORUM ARE "BY INVITATION" EVENTS.  
GIVEN THE BROAD CROSS SECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM GOVERNMENT, ACADEMIA, AND 
INDUSTRY EXPECTED TO ATTEND THESE TWO EVENTS, REFERENCE (B) CONTAINS A 
"WIDELY ATTENDED GATHERING" (WAG) DETERMINATION FOR BOTH EVENTS.
THIS WAG DETERMINATION ALLOWS INDIVIDUAL NAVY PERSONNEL TO ACCEPT FREE 
ATTENDANCE FROM NLUS TO EITHER OR BOTH OF THESE EVENTS ONLY AFTER OBTAINING A 
DETERMINATION FROM THEIR SUPERVISOR AND ETHICS COUNSELOR THAT THEIR 
ATTENDANCE IS IN THE INTEREST OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY.
E. ATTENDEES AND TRAVEL AUTHORIZING OFFICIALS MUST BE MINDFUL OF THE NEED TO 
BE GOOD STEWARDS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS. PERMISSIVE TAD ORDERS MAY BE ISSUED IN 
ACCORDANCE WITH NAVY POLICY.
SERVICEMEMBERS ATTENDING ON PERMISSIVE TAD ORDERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE 
EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR ATTENDANCE.
F.  ALL NAVY PARTICIPATION IN SAS 14 SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH REFERENCE (C).

5. REGISTRATION INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE SAS WEBSITE AT 
WWW.SEAAIRSPACE.ORG. THERE IS NO CHARGE TO ATTEND THE EXPOSITION FOR NAVY 
QUALIFIED ATTENDEES, WHICH INCLUDE:
A. INVITED GUESTS OF THE NAVY LEAGUE
B. ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE U.S. MILITARY C. RETIRED U.S. NAVY PERSONNEL D. 
NLUS MEMBERS

6. WITHIN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, TRANSPORTATION TO SAS 14 WILL BE 
AVAILABLE IN THE ARLINGTON AREA FROM THE PENTAGON, NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY, 
WASHINGTON NAVY YARD, OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH, NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, 
JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, CRYSTAL CITY, JOINT BASE ANDREWS, OFFICE OF 
NAVAL INTELLIGENCE, AND COAST GUARD HEADQUARTERS. TRANSPORTATION WILL ALSO BE 
AVAILABLE FROM PATUXENT RIVER IN MARYLAND.

7. QUESTIONS REGARDING SAS 2014 SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE NLUS AT
703-312-1587 OR VISIT WWW.SEAAIRSPACE.ORG.

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

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