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TO ALL COAST GUARD NNOA MEMBERS: The Mentoring Project Team information.

The Mentoring Project Core Team would like to open up Round Two of The Mentoring Project 2018/19!

Please submit your dream sheet by TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13TH if you are still interested in participating in the 2018/19 Mentoring Project year. This will be your last chance to submit a Dream Sheet for this year.

In the Mentor Data Base we’ve marked all assigned/unavailable mentors with “YES.” All assigned/ unavailable Mentor/Mentees with YES/YES if they are assigned/unavailable as both. These two categories of assigned mentors will NOT be available in round two they are highlighted in GREY.

Mentor/Mentees assigned with YES-1 are still available to be assigned as a mentor. They were assigned as a mentee but are still available for mentoring. All mentors in GREEN are available for assignment.

1. The link in the form is broken please use the following link to access the data base (Excel Workbook Name: 2018_2018_Bios_Round_Two) https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/communities/Mentoring/Mentor%20Bios/Forms/AllItems.aspx

2. Password: mentoringrocks

3. Open as read only

4. Hit OK for circular reference

5. Do not save workbook

We look forward to receiving your Dream Sheet submissions!

– The Mentoring Project Core Team

CDR Shameen Anthanio-Williams
Office of Deputy Asst Sec of the Navy for Ships
1000 Navy Pentagon, Room 4C712
Washington DC 20350-1000

For questions, please contact CDR Shameen Anthanio-Williams:  Shameen.Anthanio-wil@navy.mil

(703) 614-8809 wk
(202) 841-7126 cell

The Coast Guard Recruiting Command (CGRC) CSPI Program Requests Your Support!

The Coast Guard Recruiting Command (CGRC) CSPI Program Requests Your Support!: For over 25 years, the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiate (CSPI) has recruited URM students from predominately Minority Servicing Institutions (MSI) into the officer corps. Today the Coast Guard’s program provides a $ 3,600/month stipend to cover tuition and guaranteed officer-employment for qualified junior and senior college students. The Coast Guard has recently initiated the MSI Partnership Program where flag/SES Executive Champions are assigned to the MSIs listed below. Through the provisions of an approved MOA, these Executive Champions will work with MSI leadership to provide students guaranteed selection to the CSPI program. However aside from direct selection, the CSPI application process is open to all interested students attending MSIs. NNOA BOD and local chapter outreach support will help ensure that CSPI is a success. Please share this information! Details on CSPI can be found at www.GoCoastGuard.com/CSPI

Please contact CDR Stacy Miller @ Stacy.L.Miller@uscg.mil and (cc) the NNOA CG Affiliate CDR Shameen Anthanio-Williams for additional details and contacts.

The next CSPI application deadline is: 11 Jan 2019

  • FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
  • HAMPTON UNIVERSITY
  • TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
  • ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY
  • VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
  • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY
  • SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
  • BARRY UNIVERSITY
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA SOUTHEAST, JUNEAU
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, MANOA
  • UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO
  • JOHN JAY COLLEGE
  • MORRIS COLLEGE
  • SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY
  • TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI
  • BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY

For questions, please contact CDR Shameen Anthanio-Williams, Shameen.Anthanio-wil@navy.mil

(703) 614-8809 wk
(202) 841-7126 cell

New Vision and Dental Plans Coming Soon to Military Families and Retirees


The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), in partnership with the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), announced the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) will be offered for the first time to TRICARE eligible retirees and their families during the 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season. Active duty family members will be eligible to enroll in FEDVIP vision insurance.  Read Full Article…

A Tribute to LTJG Asante McCalla – NNOA Member

By LT Darnell “Gov” Harris (VP SDNNOA 2018-2019)

LTJG Asante McCalla graduated from Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia and had strong ties to the community.  He went on to attend Morehouse college on a full military officer scholarship and graduated magna cum laude in 2016 with a degree in sociology.  In May 2018, he was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade and was close to completing his Surface Warfare Officer designation.

On Aug. 19 while underway onboard the USS LAKE ERIE (CG-70), LTJG McCalla failed to report for duty and could not be located on the ship.  LAKE ERIE went into man-overboard procedures and seven U.S. Navy ships, along with aircraft from the Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, contributed to the search of more than 16,550 square nautical miles of open water for four days.  The aircraft flew more than 140 sorties, with LAKE ERIE serving as the on-scene commander and U.S. Coast Guard District 11 serving as mission commander.

I had the distinct privilege of meeting Asante roughly three years ago at a San Diego Chapter NNOA general body meeting and we immediately connected.  Asante being a recent graduate of Morehouse possessed confidence and maturity unmatched by many Junior Officers.  Over time we became extremely close, he would come over to my home to spend time with my family and I during weekends & holidays when he was unable to go home to be with his own family.  Asante served as Vice President for the San Diego Chapter of NNOA 2017-2018 and was deeply committed and highly effective in supporting his fellow Officers, area youth and the community at large. Moreover, Asante enthusiastically volunteered to serve as lead planner for numerous NNOA sponsored events and was instrumental to the successful Junior Officer Speed Mentoring event held in May 2018 held onboard Naval Base San Diego. This event afforded young Naval Officers the rare opportunity to engage with Senior Officers in an informal setting, facilitating a meaningful exchange of indispensable career guidance. Asante understood that professional development and mentorship was vital to the success of a Junior Officer; and although a Junior Officer himself, he took the care and feeding of others as his own personal endeavor. Asante’s unyielding concern for everyone, regardless of rank, gender or race, truly allowed him to stand out as a model Naval Officer and integral part of the National Naval Officers Association. On 29. May I had the honor of pinning Asante to LTJG onboard LAKE ERIE – and it is a memory I shall never forget.Make no mistake, Asante made a positive and everlasting impact on his Shipmates and his Navy. Asante’s passion, infectious smile and outgoing personality will never be forgotten.

Missing my friend, my shipmate and my little brother . . .I will never forget him!

LT Darnell “Gov” Harris
Vice President SDNNOA 2018-2019

Now Hear This!! – HSC-3 Change of Command (08NOV18)

Congratulations to NNOA member, Commander Dewon M. Chaney, USN.  CDR Chaney will assume command of the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
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