MLK Birthday – A Day On…Not A Day Off

As we reflect on the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I encourage our NNOA family to give back to local communities as a National Day of Service. Please share your stories and photos of service as an encouragement to everyone.

Dr. King’s life work is the idea that we must learn from one another and work together to pursue equality and justice. Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

God bless and v/r,
RADM Sinclair Harris, USN(Ret)

NNOA New England Chapter Ceremony

NNOA New England Chapter Ceremony

Join us for the NNOA New England Chapter Chartering Ceremony

Date:  January 12, 2022

Time:  1300



  • 1300  Commence Ceremony
  • 1305  Invocation By Chaplain Kimberly Cain
  • 1310  LTJG Jacob Brown NNOA NE VP
  • 1315  Eastern Region VP Matthew Bowman
  • 1320  Guest Speaker RADM Sinclair Harris, RET.
  • 1330  Benediction Chaplain Kimberly Cain
  • 1335  Fellowship


Gen. David H. Berger, commandant of the Marine Corps, had Ryan Evans over for a discussion on the service he leads. As rising great powers and transformative technologies reshape warfare, presenting marines with new challenges, how should the Marine Corps adapt? From talent management to force transformation, listen to their wide-ranging conversation about what the service needs to become in order to remain a top-tier fighting force.


NOAA Corps and National Naval Officers Association renew commitment to develop a diverse and inclusive workforce

NOAA Corps and National Naval Officers Association renew commitment to develop a diverse and inclusive workforce

The NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps (NOAA Corps) and the National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) have renewed their agreement to work together to develop a diverse and inclusive workforce dedicated to the science and service of our nation.

Through a Memorandum of Cooperation signed on Dec. 1 by NOAA Corps Rear Adm. Nancy Hann, director of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, and NNOA President Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris, U.S. Navy (Ret), the two organizations will collaborate with the goals of:

  • developing, implementing and improving strategies for the achievement and management of a diverse workforce of NOAA Corps officers
  • establishing and maintaining a positive image of the NOAA Corps in NNOA’s communities of influence, and
  • providing personal and professional development opportunities to develop members of NNOA and the NOAA Corps.

“We are proud to stand beside and join forces with NNOA to ensure that our respective organizations are places where all feel valued, respected, and can thrive,” said Rear Adm. Hann. “Only then can we achieve meaningful and sustainable success.”

NNOA is an organization composed of active duty, reserve and retired officers, midshipmen and cadets, and interested civilians. NNOA is comprised of members of all ranks and ethnic groups and supports the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard in recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse Officer Corps that is representative of the best our nation has to offer.

NNOA is committed to leading, and mentoring officers, enlisted members, and civilian employees of the sea services, as well as our country’s youth, to enable them to achieve their highest goals. NNOA is also committed to being a change agent in all areas of the sea services and related military organizations; identifying diversity problem areas and bringing them to the attention of all cognizant authorities.

The NOAA Corps is a uniformed service of the United States tasked with providing officers technically competent to assume positions of leadership and command in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Department of Commerce programs and in the Armed Forces during times of war or national emergency.

To meet human resources needs, the NOAA Corps requires a highly qualified diverse workforce that is committed to NOAA’s mission. In turn, the NOAA Corps is committed to providing its workforce with training and professional development, a nurturing workplace free of discrimination or harassment, and an environment in which all can reach their full potential through a culture of diversity and inclusion.