703.828.7308 PAO@nnoa.org


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.

Military Mentors for U.S. Senate Youth Program

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.

Expeditionary Strike Group 3 Conducts Change of Command Ceremony

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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.

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Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) Outreach Opportunities

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:

Thank you.

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.

Navy Office of Community Outreach

Good morning!
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.

*** 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
Millington, Tenn.

Job Posting – Associate Professor Faculty Member

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is a Department of Defense executive education institution that educates, empowers, and connects current and future leaders from the Indo-Pacific region. The Center offers in-resident courses, workshops and dialogues in Honolulu and the Indo-Pacific region, and conducts policy-relevant research to build security capacity and collaboration. DKI APCSS addresses traditional and non-traditional security issues, including the relationship between governance and the security sector; transnational threats such as organized crime, terrorism, violent extremism, and trafficking; maritime security; crises; analytical security assessments; and whole-of-society collaboration to include the role of women, peace and security. The audience of Fellows are mid- to senior-level civilian and military officials from all over the world. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Center invites applications for:


The Center seeks elite educators to teach, facilitate, research, and engage security professionals in the Indo-Pacific Region to promote secure, stable and prosperous region.
Responsibilities for associate/full professor faculty members
• Teach, facilitate, research, team, perform administrative duties to support academic functions
• Lecture on selected regional security topics in executive education courses
• Facilitate and lead seminars, workshops, dialogues, visits, and regional engagements
• Manage and coordinated courses, workshops, and dialogues Essential selection criteria for SECURITY SECTOR DEVELOPMENT associate/full professor faculty members
• High level of experience in security and defense sector governance, development, and institutional capacity building of Indo-Pacific partner governments to increase capacity within their security institutions
• Experience in capacity building, national security consultations, sector-wide coordination, and strategic planning as related to the evolution and transformation of roles and responsibilities of security agencies
• Experience working with U.S. embassies in region, including familiarity with a country team, office of defense cooperation, U.S. State Department and USAID policies

Required qualifications and attributes for associate/full professor faculty members
• Doctoral or Master’s degree
• U.S. citizen, or foreign national who has resided in the U.S. for three of the last five years; must be eligible for H-1B work visa.
• If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
• Proven ability in teaching and seminar facilitation
• Proven ability to function as a team member

Desirable selection criteria for associate/full professor faculty members
• Knowledge of U.S. Foreign Policy with particular reference to U.S. policy in the Indo-Pacific region.
• Ability to teach a gendered security perspective
• Experience at the operational, strategic, or policy level in a multilateral setting
• Awareness of security issues in one or more countries in the Indo-Pacific region
• Demonstrable skill in at least one regional language
Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Salary range is $93,000 – $127,496 inclusive of locality pay (18.98%) and cost of living allowance (10.64%). All faculty at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia- Pacific Center for Security Studies are employed on limited-term, excepted-service positions, for up to three years, with the possibility of renewal. Relocation expenses may be authorized.

Application Procedure
Interested candidates must submit the following items by email to hrapplications@dkiapcss.net. Please make sure you type the title of the position you are applying too in subject line of email.

1. Letter of Interest. Provide a brief description of your professional goals, personal interests and desired areas of study.
2. Curriculum Vitae. Should reflect educational background, work experience, publications, and salary history
3. Two Letters of Reference

Additional information
• Positions will be filled between 1 November 2019 and 1 June 2020
• Application deadline: 14 September 2019
• Applications will be considered against current faculty requirements
• Application packages will be retained for 6 months
• Application materials become the property of the Department of the Defense and will not be returned
• Individuals selected for interviews will be asked to provide bona fide transcripts from the academic institutions granting their advanced degree(s) and two samples of their publications
• Department of the Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer
• All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor
• Department of the Defense provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.
Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact the Center’s Human Resources  Department at hrapplications@dkiapcss.net to ensure that the Department of the Defense can consider such a request. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis
• Learn more about the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies by visiting: www.apcss.org

MOAA Military & Veteran Networking Forum & Hiring Event


The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will host its fifth annual Military and Veteran Networking Forum this fall. We hope you and your organization will accept this invitation to participate and join us in helping currently serving military, veterans and military spouses identify meaningful and impactful civilian employment opportunities.

Below you will find additional information about the event and instructions on how to RSVP.

MOAA Military and Veteran Networking Forum

September 19, 2019 from 6:30 – 10 p.m.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.

Registration: https://www.moaa.org/content/events/MOAA-Events/

Concept: An evening of networking and professional development designed to provide those who have served, and their spouses, the opportunity to meet industry leaders, talent acquisition professionals, hiring managers, executives, and resource specialists.  

  • 700+ Veterans, Transitioning Service members, and Spouses
    • Majority of attendees are transitioning, midgrade and retired military officers exploring new career opportunities
  • Employers include top military-friendly companies and entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Welcome address by distinguished keynote speaker and panel discussions on “Which Business Sector is Right for You” and “Exploring Entrepreneurship
  • Unique opportunity to connect executives, mentors, and community leaders with talented military professionals entering the civilian workforce

Booth Fee: Complimentary. For partners and company invitees willing to complete a short interview and hiring survey after the event, there is no fee to participate*.  Registration includes:

  • Reception/networking style station with high-top skirted table, two tall stools and sign custom made by MOAA with your company name
  • Access to the event for up to four company representatives
  • Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages throughout the evening
  • Company description in the event program mobile app

This event is funded by The MOAA Foundation a (501(c)(3)) charity. We rely heavily on contributions from employers and individuals each year to make the forum possible. When deciding how much to donate, please consider a suggested contribution of $1,500 or more. Thank you for your continuing support!    


Brian D. Anderson
Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret)
Senior Director, Career Transition & Member Services
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

*If you or your organization would prefer not to complete the survey, you may opt-out during the registration process and will be charged a table fee of $1,995.

2019 Voting

VOTING OPENS: AUG 7, 2019 – 1200 PDT / 1500 EDT

VOTING ENDS:  AUG 8, 2019 – 1600 PDT / 1900 EDT

Problems accessing voting?  Contact Webmaster@nnoa.org or call (941) 341-9571.

National Montford Point Marine Association Convention


R 021857Z JUL 19
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN announces the 2019 54th National Montford Point Marine Association (NMPMA), Incorporated Convention from 29-31 August 2019 at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, 2800 Coliseum Centre Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217. Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart (USMC, Ret.), former U.S. Cyber Command Deputy Commander, will be the guest speaker during the awards banquet on 30 August 2019.
2. The mission of the NMPMA is “to promote and preserve the strong bonds of friendship born from shared adversities and to devote ourselves to the furtherance of these accomplishments to ensure more peaceful times.”
3. CMC (MPE) will sponsor a limited number of conference/registration fees and all related travel expenses. Commanders are encouraged to authorize Temporary Additional Duty for Marines, civilian Marines, and Sailors who are attached to their units. Local travel is authorized for members in the local area. All Marine Corps funded participation must coordinate through the HQMC MRA Opportunity, Diversity, and Inclusion Branch (MPE). Reservations will be given on a first-come first-served basis. Rental cars are not authorized.
4. Marines not funded by MPE may register using their personal funds by accessing the Montford Point Marine Association website, or by contacting the convention director at conventiondirector@montfordpointmarines.org or 504-202-8552. The registration fee is 525 dollars. Commanders are encouraged to authorize special liberty or leave for Marines to attend. Marines in a special liberty and/or leave status will be required to pay their own per diem, travel expenses, and registration fees.
5. Marines may contact the MPE POC to obtain conference reservations NLT 6 Aug 19.
6. The uniform of the day for Marines attending the conference is Service “C” with ribbons. The uniform for the awards banquet is Evening Dress Blue “B” or Service “A”.
7. NMPMA is a non-federal entity wholly independent of the Marine Corps. More information can be found on the NMPMA website at www.montfordpointmarines.org.
8. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
9. Release authorized by SES M. R. Strobl, Deputy Director, Manpower Plans and Policy Division.//


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