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Please submit your announcement requests no later than 30 days prior to the event. Announcements from and about financial members of the NNOA are given priority.

Women, Peace, and Security: Cross-regional challenges and opportunities – Dec 2

CNA online discussion on 2 December at 1100-1200 EST about “Women, Peace, and Security: Cross-regional challenges and opportunities.”

We’ll examine developments in the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda by exploring issues and themes across Africa, Asia, and Europe. Speakers will discuss WPS as it relates to a range of security challenges across these regions and will then consider opportunities for cooperation with allies and partners.

Major General Suzanne Vares-Lum, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander (J00MA), US Indo-Pacific Command;
ADM James G. Foggo III, US Navy (ret.), Former Commander, US Naval Forces Europe and Africa, and NATO Allied Joint Force Command Naples;
Ms. Julia McQuaid, Principal Research Scientist, Center for Stability and Development, CNA;
Ms. Nilanthi Samaranayake, Director, Strategy and Policy Analysis program, CNA.

Please RSVP to nilanthi@cna.org.  Details about virtual conferencing platform to follow shortly before the event. Discussion will be open to the public and on the record.

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Congratulations to LT Tanesha Green-Baker – 2020 Blacks In Government (BIG) Meritorious Service Award Recipient

LT Tanesha Green-BakerNNOA is extremely proud of our very own, LT Tanesha Green-Baker, the Coast Guard’s recipient of the 2020 Blacks in Government (BIG) Meritorious Service Award. She continues to distinguished herself as a leader of diversity and inclusion initiatives across the sea services, including her role as the Chair of our JO Advisory Panel.

While balancing her demanding primary duties as a strategic intelligence analyst at the Intelligence Coordination Center (ICC), Washington, D.C, she spearheaded several outreach events including two College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) recruitment engagements at recognized Historically Black Colleges and Universities. During these events, she promoted Coast Guard career opportunities to a diverse audience of more than 500 current and prospective college students. Serving as a White House Social Aide at 17 high visibility Presidential events, she represented the Coast Guard, positively engaging with more than 6,000 guests and senior government leaders. In addition to her primary duties at ICC, LT Green-Baker volunteered to chair her unit’s Leadership & Diversity Advisory Council; in this capacity, she led monthly leadership conferences and discussed climate concerns with senior leaders. LT Green-Baker was also recognized with the 2019 National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) Distinguished Service Award for her numerous contributions and exceptional performance.

She will be officially recognized during the BIG Virtual Military Meritorious Service Award Ceremony on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.


Women’s History Month 2020 – Monterey Chapter Celebration

The Monterey Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) will be celebrating Women’s History Month in March 2020! This year marks the Centennial Celebration of Women’s Suffrage (Ratification of the 19th Amendment). There will be light refreshments served and comments from NPS President, VADM Rondeau and guest speaker Julie Packard. Ms. Packard is Executive Director and Vice Chair of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Board of Trustees. Her biography can be viewed here.

Event Details can be found at the signup genius link here à https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050848AAAD29A2FD0-womens

OSD 2020-2021 Fellowship Program

SUBJECT:  Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Sustainment 2020-2021
Fellowship Program

1.  The nomination process is now open for the 2020-2021 Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Sustainment Fellowship Program open to all Services.  Please read the attached Training Agreement.

2.  The year-long, on-site, hands-on leadership and management development
program is designed to enhance career development of mid-level logistics,
environmental, energy, acquisition, and engineering professionals, military
O-4/O-5 and civilian GS-13/GS-14, who have demonstrated significant
potential for advancement and greater responsibility in their career field.
Participants will remain assigned to their parent organization.  All program-related expenses are covered by the parent organization in which the applicant is assigned at the time of nomination.

3.  OSD Fellows will be integrated into one of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense offices  that span diverse sets of responsibilities that include life cycle logistics and sustainment, facility and
installation management, supply chain, operational contract support, installation energy and energy sources, environmental practices, real property management and policy, transportation policy, operational contact support, vendor vetting, legislative strategy, strategic communication, and
acquisition program management.

4.  For a nomination, provide the following six items into one PDF document.  Selection announcement will follow in early April 2020 with program beginning in July 2020.
– Resume (five page maximum, including references)
– Three most recent performance appraisals or military performance reports
– Signed copy of training agreement (template attached)
– Letter of endorsement by the nomination Service or Agency GO/FO/SES
– One page personal statement justifying favorable consideration for the
– One page biography

Farewell Dr. Bundy, NNOA Lifetime Member

Dr. BundyOn 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 Dr. Bundythe 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:


Funeral Services:


Friday, 20 December
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Sansone Funeral Home
192 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809

Funeral Service

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


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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)

Support NNOA on #GivingTuesday

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Coast Guard Cutter Commissioning – Oct 26, 2019

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
(757) 398-6399
Military: Service Dress Bravos or Service Equivalent
Civilian: Business Casual
Official Party: Full Dress Bravos with Swords and White Gloves


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