NNOA Logo Contest

NNOA Logo Contest


The National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) is inviting members and non-members to participate in a NNOA Logo Contest.  The winning Artist will be awarded a Lifetime Membership and one 2022 Symposium registration to participate in all the events July 26-29 at our 50th Anniversary Symposium, in Annapolis, Maryland.

As we celebrate 50 years past and begin a new decade, our logo should represent NNOA’s objectives of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our sea services, and that we are “stronger together”.  If you think that our current logo still represents

The deadline to submit entries is March 5, 2022. Logo submissions will be posted online at www.nnoa.org/logo/vote March 7-15, 2022, for voting. The winning logo will be revealed on our Facebook page March 19, 2022..


  • Proposed designs should:
    • Work well both horizontally and vertically
    • Look as good on a large banner as on a bookmark
    • Capture the spirit of NNOA
    • Include the name “NNOA” or “National Naval Officers Association” somewhere in the design
    • Designs with two to five colors that also look good in black and white are ideal



  • November 1 – Competition Launch / Registration opens
  • March 5 – Deadline for submission Due by Midnight PST
  • March 7-15 – eVoting at www.nnoa.org/logo/vote
  • March 19 – Winner Announced
Add Your Birthday Wishes for Mrs. Alma Gravely

Add Your Birthday Wishes for Mrs. Alma Gravely

Record your video birthday message for Mrs. Alma Gravely.    Help us make her milestone birthday special.

Mrs. Gravely is the wife of the first African American to rise to the rank of Admiral in the US Navy, Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, USN (Ret.)

We will present the finished video at a celebration event in December 2021.

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Year of the Captains & Colonels: Colonel Seth L. Ocloo, USMC

Year of the Captains & Colonels: Colonel Seth L. Ocloo, USMC

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I’m truly blessed and privileged to add some words of wisdom to what has already been shared by this impressive group of senators from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Marine Corps.

I believe the development of ethical leaders firmly rooted in the Marine Corps’ heritage of selfless service, core values, and warfighting excellence is the life blood of the Marine Corps.  With that, a call to action to dedicate ourselves to our leadership principles that have stood the test of time.

Leadership Principles

  1. Know yourself and seek self-improvementYou are never done growing as a leader.
  2. Be technically and tactically proficientKnow your business.
  3. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actionsBe accountable.
  4. Make sound and timely decisionsBe wise and decisive.
  5. Set the exampleMore is caught than taught.
  6. Know your Marines and Sailors and look out for their well-being – Marines and Sailors don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
  7. Keep your unit informedNo team ever failed because of too much honest and effective communication.
  8. Develop a sense of responsibility in subordinatesYou are responsible for the development of the physical, mental, and moral welfare of the Marines and Sailors in your organization.
  9. Ensure the task is understood, supervised and accomplishedSet clear expectations and goals, then teach, coach, evaluate, and hold Marines and Sailors accountable.
  10. Train your Marines and Sailors as a team – Organizational Culture is your job.
  11. Employ your team in accordance with its strengths and capabilities – Create an environment in which your Marines and Sailors will succeed.