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Thursday Tidings – Women’s History Special

Thursday Tidings – Women’s History Special

Paul Nitze, SECNAV

Fifteen years ago today (March 5, 2005), the USS Nitze (DDG-94) was commissioned. An Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, Nitze has deployed many times in her service history, and was involved in a confrontation with Iranian vessels in August of 2016.

She was named for former Secretary of the Navy Paul Nitze – Nitze served in this capacity under President Lyndon Johnson from 1963 to 1967, and for nearly forty years was one of the chief architects of the United States strategy in the Cold War, in addition to serving as Director of Policy Planning at the Department of State and Deputy Secretary of Defense.


Women’s History Month 2020 – Monterey Chapter Celebration

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