2019 NNOA 47th ANNUAL




Each year members have the opportunity to submit award nominees, amendments, board of directors nominees and e-vote at the annual symposium.  Participation is available for financially current members only.  Visit often for updates, to view nominees prior to voting and access to upload submissions.  

Award Submissions

Deadline for all awards submissions is midnight (EST) 16 Jun 2019

Download Chapter 5 of the Ops Manual for more details.

NNOA awards are established to: (1) recognize the achievements of individuals who excel in the accomplishments of NNOA goals and objectives; and (2) to recognize NNOA Chapter’s accomplishments of these goals and objectives during the program year, which runs 1 June to 31 May.

Chapters and Members in good standing may be nominated for awards. The awards and honors listed below will be presented at the annual Symposium except for the Historically Black College and University NROTC Honor Graduates Awards which may be presented at the respective Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Units.


• The NNOA Lifetime Achievement Award
• The Dorie Miller Award
• The Golden Pen Award
• CAPT Sallee P. Kafer Mentoring Award
• Distinguished Service Awards
• The VADM Manson Brown Outstanding Chapter President Award
• The Individual Membership Recruiting Award
• The CAPT Charles L Tompkins Service Award (US Navy)
• The LtGen Frank Peterson Leadership Award (US Marine Corps)
• CAPT Edward R. Williams Award (US Coast Guard)
• CAPT John G. Witherspoon Excellence in Leadership & Mentoring Award (only BoD member is eligible)
• Captain Donald Flowers Scholarship Award (STEM Program)
• Historically Black College and University NROTC Honor Graduates’ Awards


• Chapter Multi-Media Award (one chapter only)
• Outstanding Chapter Newsletter Award
• Chapter Enhanced Membership Awards (by category)
• Established Chapter Membership Growth Award
• New Chapter Growth Award (newly established and reactivated chapters only)
• Outstanding Chapter Program Award (one chapter only)
• Overall Outstanding Chapter Award (by category)

National Officers Nominee Submissions


The procedure will be conducted electronically on the NNOA website portal; thereby allowing all active NNOA members the greater flexibility in participating in the election process.  Any member can nominate candidates for election, including the nominee.  All nominations are due by 0900 EDT on Wednesday, 7 August 2019.  

Download Nominations & Voting Memorandum for more details.

Each candidate must be an active member of NNOA.  Those interested in running for office should review qualifications for Board of Director positions found in the NNOA Operations Manual and on the NNOA website voting portal.  The “off-cycle” category represents positions that are vacant or currently being filled by presidential appointment.  All nominees should complete and submit the Nomination Form located on the NNOA website portal.

View Position Details


Off-Cycle (One-Year)*

Executive VP

Central Regional VP

Eastern Regional VP

Western Regional VP



Reserve Representative


Veteran Representative



*Off-Cycle (One-Year) – Nominate recommendations for these open positions, however the NNOA President will appoint members to fill these seats.

Amendment Submissions


Proposals, including amendments to Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, will be voted on electronically through the NNOA website.  Please forward all proposals to me via e-mail or use the NNOA website portal.  For proposals to be voted on during the National Conference, please note that proposed amendments to the Articles must be received by 7 June 2019 and proposed amendments to the Bylaws must be received by 7 July 2019.  Proposals forwarded after this time will be presented to the General Body after 7 August 2019.  Voting on amendments opens Wednesday, 1 August 2019, and ends 1600 EDT on Thursday, 8 August 2019, and require a 2/3 majority (2/3 of a minimum of 100 votes) to be adopted.



Voting will commence at 1200 EDT on Wednesday, 7 August 2019 and will close at 1600 EDT on Thursday, 8 August 2019

Open Board Positions

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: The Executive Vice President shall act as the President’s representative on all matters referred to him or her. The Executive Vice President, at the request of the President, shall preside over meetings of the General Assembly, the Board of Directors, committees, and shall perform such other duties as are incident to the office. The Executive Vice President shall advise the president on matters of policy and procedure concerning the Association and its chapters. The Executive Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in the event of absence, death, inability to serve or resignation.

CENTRAL & WESTERN REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS: The Regional Vice Presidents shall act as representatives of the President and, at the President’s request, shall preside over meetings of the General Assembly and the Board of Directors, and shall perform such other duties as described in the Bylaws, Bylaws of Incorporation or the Operations Manual. The Regional Vice Presidents shall be responsible to the Board of Directors for the effective and efficient functioning of the chapters and members-at-large. They shall act as official liaison between the chapters and the Board of Directors. The Regional Vice Presidents shall maintain oversight of chapters’ activities, providing direction and encouragement for chapter and members-at-large involvement in activities that further the goals of the NNOA. The Regional Vice Presidents shall attend the meetings of the Board of Directors. The Regional Vice Presidents shall offer advice as necessary to the President on improvements to and changes constructive to the operation of the NNOA.


SECRETARY:  The Secretary shall maintain or cause to be maintained the records of all proceedings and of all matters essential to the work of the Association, and perform such other duties as are described in these Bylaws and the Operations Manual or as may otherwise be directed by the Board of Directors or the President.

TREASURER: The Treasurer shall supervise or cause to be supervised, the administration of all funds and securities of this Association and shall make or cause to be made, regular accounts thereof. The Treasurer shall coordinate matters of finance between the President and the Board of Directors and shall make, or cause to be made, periodic written financial reports. The Treasurer shall perform advisory functions as described in these Bylaws and the Operations Manual. The Treasurer shall furnish a surety bond in an amount fixed by the Board of Directors.

OPEN POSITIONS – RESERVE & VETERANS’ REPRESENTATIVE: The Reserve Affiliate and Retired Affiliate shall be responsible for assuring that the needs and concerns of their respective constituents are presented to the Board of Directors with recommendations for appropriate action. They shall provide liaison, as appropriate, between the President, Board of Directors and their respective constituents; keep the Board updated on programs, which affect the minority officers in the respective service; and assist in the development and implementation of association programs that enhance and assist in the minority officer recruitment, career development and retention programs. There shall be one affiliate from the reserve community and one representative from the retired community.

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