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On behalf of the National Naval Officer Association, we express our deepest sympathies regarding the passing of CDR (ret) Dr. William Bundy. His legacy extends beyond his successful 30-year Naval career to Associate Provost for Warfighting and Research of the Naval War College.
Dr. Bundy invested and mentored numerous military and nonmilitary personnel throughout his entire career. He was an advocate and lifetime member of the National Naval Officers Association as he believed in diversity and inclusivity within our sea services. His passion for people and their success will live on as he was the personification of the quote: “to leave the world better than you found it.” Our hearts go out to the Bundy family during this difficult time as we mourn with you.
Details for services are as follows:
Friday, 20 December
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Sansone Funeral Home
192 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Saturday, 21 December
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
141 State Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Saturday, 21 December
Immediately following funeral service
Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery
301 S County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822
A Note from Will Bundy Jr.
“Thank you for any effort you can make to participate in my father’s services.”
A Note from NNOA Historian
This message about the “Passing of our most Productive and Legendary NNOA Family Member, Dr. Will Bundy,” is most devastating, I have just opened up my e-mail after finishing my weekly radio show, “Old Skool Sunday with Dr. Rick Wright.” Life is so “precious,” I am now in “tears,” remembering, when I first met “Will,” in the 1980’s when I wrote a story about him in our NNOA Newsletter. William Bundy, Jr., “Stay Strong, we love you and your family so very much during this time of extreme lost!”
God Bless the Family!
Roosevelt “Rick” Wright, Jr., Ph.D., CAPT., USNR(ret)
Your donations on Giving Tuesday will help us continue our mission to support the seas services with our annual professional development symposium, officer retention and recruiting efforts. The more you give, the greater the impact we can make in the professional careers of our sea service Junior Officers.
Please remember to share this email with coworkers and family to ask for their support.
Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District requests the honor of your presence at the commissioning of
Coast Guard Cutter ANGELA MCSHAN – October 26, 2019
R.S.V.P. by 23 October 2019
POC: LT DeVonte Weems
Military: Service Dress Bravos or Service Equivalent
Civilian: Business Casual
Official Party: Full Dress Bravos with Swords and White Gloves
Commander Terence J. Williams, husband of NNOA’s member, CDR Shameen Anthanio-Williams, will celebrate 25 years of active duty service on Friday, November 1st at 1300. CDR Williams, a Coast Guard Cutterman, Naval Engineer and community leader, is a life-time member of the NNOA. The retirement ceremony will be held at the USCG Yard in Baltimore, MD.
For details, click the following link: https://einvitations.afit.edu/
Phone # 410-636-3271
The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting nominations for 17 military officers (O-2 through O-5) to serve as ambassadors of the Armed Forces in support of the 58th Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Washington Week, March 7-14, 2020. This educational experience for outstanding high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers in public service was established in 1962 by United States Senate Resolution 324 and personifies one of the longest standing commitments of the Office of
the Secretary of Defense to a national youth program.
USSYP military mentors represent their individual Service components and serve as role models for the 104 USSYP student delegates, two from each state, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity. They exemplify the highest standards of decorum and protocol, facilitate logistics and movements, and assist USSYP staff with safety and accountability.
Each military mentor is assigned a group of student delegates for whom they are personally responsible – from arrival until departure – presenting a unique opportunity for these bright and influential young Americans to gain a better understanding of DoD’s mission, people, and interrelationship with the other branches of government.
Please provide widest dissemination of the attached announcement, as you feel may be appropriate, to ensure best-qualified candidates are nominated to represent each of the military Services and DoD with distinction among prominent dignitaries, Cabinet-level officials, and future leaders of our nation.
SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES
USS Makin Island (LHD 8)
SAN DIEGO – Rear Adm. John E. Gumbleton assumed command from Rear Adm. Cedric E. Pringle as Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG 3) during a change of command ceremony held aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Sep. 30.
Pringle assumed command of ESG-3 in December 2017, and upon his departure will be assigned as the 31st Commandant of the National War College.
Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, I Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, served as the guest speaker for the event. Vice Adm. Scott D. Conn, commander, U.S. Third Fleet, presented Pringle with a Legion of Merit as an end of tour award, recognizing him for his exceptional service to the U.S. Navy.
“Here is a leader who has had incredible foresight with where we need to go as a naval service,” said Osterman. “He’s truly a selfless professional.”
As ESG-3 commander, Pringle prepared amphibious units for operations within U.S. 3rd Fleet and Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)/Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) deployments worldwide.
Pringle oversaw the USS America (LHA 6), USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Boxer (LHD 4) ARG/MEU successful deployments to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. Following this, he assisted in the homeport change planning for USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Wasp (LHD 1), USS America (LHA 6) and USS New Orleans (LPD 18).
As Littoral Combat Force 36 deputy commander during Exercise Pacific Blitz 2018, he seamlessly integrated blue and green forces in the first exercise of its kind. Implementing advanced warfighting concepts, he exercised Littoral Operations in a Contested Environment and Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations.
Pringle’s initiatives during his tenure in command to improve warfighting readiness changed the way future strike groups will train and operate, which will deliver the most capable ships to geographic combatant commanders.
He reflected on his time as commander, while thanking his peers and the men and women of the ESG-3.
“Our Navy is still the most powerful force on the face of this earth and it doesn’t matter if we have 280 warships or 355 ships,” said Pringle, “We are still that impenetrable force. No one else in the world can do what we can do.”
Gumbleton is a native of Falmouth, Massachusetts, and was designated a naval aviator in October 1990.
At sea, Gumbleton served as commanding officer of USS Boxer (LHD 4) and most recently served as the deputy chief of strategy, resources, and plans (N5) at U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa-U.S. 6th Fleet, based in Naples, Italy.
“To win without fighting means that deterrence and diplomacy can only work under the shadow of a strong Navy and Marine Corps team,” said Gumbleton. “Our energies will be focused on the planning and testing of innovative concepts to further the intellectual work brought forward, balanced with setting the bar for credible, combat forces to be ready when the nation calls.”
ESG-3 is comprised of four amphibious squadrons, eight naval support elements and 15 amphibious warships comprised of approximately 15,000 active-duty and reserve Sailors and Marines. The mission of ESG-3 is to serve as the command element for Marine expeditionary-brigade level expeditionary operations as commander of an amphibious task force.
We have an opportunity to become more active with the Navy Recruiting Command (NRC). They have invited NNOA to participate in their outreach events. Here is the link to their calendar of events:
NNOA members, if you can participate in any of these events, please contact LCDR Ryan Director, Diversity and Outreach, Navy Recruiting Command at:
- Cell (401) 684-0243
- Office: (901) 874-9196
- Email: Jonathan.email@example.com
Yours in Service,
Dr. Mary E. McAdams
CAPT, USN (Ret.)
NNOA Executive Vice President
We have an opportunity to support the USCG Academy Alumni Eclipse Legacy Mentoring Event. The event will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in DC. Click for Event Details.
Please read the information below and click here to donate to the Eclipse Legacy Mentoring Event. We will collect all funds and make one donation in the name of NNOA. Deadline for donations is 16 September 2019.
We have tremendous energy with the USCG. Our sponsorship of this event at a high level would show our continued support to the goals of the Eclipse Legacy Group which is to increase the recruitment and retention of Members of Color within the Coast Guard and provide a bridge for service personnel to achieve success following their Coast Guard careers.
Your contributions to this program will be combined with other NNOA donors and one donation will be made in the name of NNOA. No amount is too small $25, $50 $75, etc.
NNOA would like to donate at the $10,000 level.
About USCG Alumni Eclipse Legacy: is an affinity group within the USCGA Alumni Association, which supports mentorship, leadership training and professional development opportunities for Coast Guard Officers and Officers in Training. The goals of this group are to increase the recruitment and retention of Members of Color within the Coast Guard and provide a bridge for service personnel to achieve success following their Coast Guard careers. With this goal in mind, our membership seeks an opportunity to start and intensify dialogue about the impact of diversity and importance of developing a workplace environment of inclusion. This Panel discussion will focus the best practices these organizations have achieved in areas of mentoring and educating young men and women and create an engagement opportunity to support the USCGA recruiting efforts.
NAVCO is offering another opportunity to create and share short, recorded shout-outs (15-20 seconds) with a Navy key message for ALL Sailors. These are a HUGE HIT with American radio affiliates.
We request and need your assistance by encouraging your Sailors to call 1-855-OUR-NAVY and record their shout-outs as per below. Participating Sailors can call from any available phone and NAVCO thoroughly screens each call before sharing with media so there is no need to monitor each one as they happen.
A few best practices to encourage participation: (1) Highlight in POD or POW; (2) Add a slide on SITE TV; (3) All-hands email; (4) Allow Sailors to use PAO outside line during specific periods of time & (5) 1 MC announcements.
Directions are below:
1. Call our toll-free number: 1-855-OUR-NAVY (1-855-687-6289) before August, 26, 2019 at 8:00 am EST.
2. Have the below script ready and follow the recorded voice directions after calling. There is a more detailed script attached as well.
3. Wait for 3-5 second pause after voice directions and record message after beep.
*** (PLEASE DELIVER WITH ENTHUSIASM, SPEAK AUDIBLY AND CLEARLY) ***
HI, I’M NAVY PETTY OFFICER JOHN SMITH FROM MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE AND CURRENTLY SERVING ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER, USS RONALD REAGAN.
WE ARE FORWARD DEPLOYED TO THE WESTERN PACIFIC PROVIDING THE NAVY THE NATION NEEDS.
I WANT TO WISH THE MEMPHIS TIGERS GOOD LUCK THIS SEASON. GO BIG BLUE!
*** Sailors should tailor it to their command, AOR, hometown and team they are recognizing ***
4. Hang-up and the audio file will automatically be sent to NAVCO’s email.
Once received, NAVCO will thoroughly screen for useable files and share the audio file with a full range of radio media outlets in their hometown. If the shout out is picked up by a radio station, we will send all details back to the command PAO.
Please make sure to speak AUDIBLY and CLEARLY. If we cannot understand the name, hometown or command the shout-out will be unusable.
Ms. Kayla Turnbow
Navy Office of Community Outreach
Hometown Media Liaison
Media Outreach Department
National Naval Officers Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 10871
Alexandria, VA 22310-0871
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