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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
program
– One page biography

Feb 18 – Presentation by Dr. Regina T. Akers

In celebration of Black History Month the Washington DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association cordially invites you to a presentation by Dr. Regina T. Akers. Dr. Akers discussion will center on: “The African Presence in the United States Naval Services.” Dr. Akers is a Senior Historian and the Oral History Lead in the Histories Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command. She enjoys a national reputation as a subject matter expert on diversity and personnel issues in the United States military with an emphasis on women and African Americans in the Navy.

Dr. Akers publications include her first monograph, The Navy’s First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers (2019), book chapters, articles, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and blogs. Her prestigious assignments include the African American Civil War Sailors Project, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Task Force, and the advisory committee supporting a Congressional effort to establish a women’s history museum on the National Mall.

Please come out and hear this most informative and relevant discussion on the important role African Americans have played in the history of America’s Naval services. The date, time and location for this big event is February 18, 2020, at 1830 at the Navy League Headquarters Building in Arlington, Virginia.

The Navy League Headquarters Building is located at:
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201-5424

Note, this event is free of charge and light refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to contact CAPT (Ret) Jerome D. Davis, SC, USN at cell number: 301-758-8253 or email address: jddavis14@aol.com if you have questions or need directions to the Navy League Headquarters Building.. (Attached is a copy of Dr. Regina T. Akers Bio)

We would love to have you and family members join us in celebrating this wonderful event in honor of Black History Month!

Very Respectfully,

Jerome

CAPT (Ret) Jerome D. Davis, SC, USN

Secretary

Washington, DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association

Bio

Dr. Regina T. Akers

Dr. Regina T. Akers is a senior historian and the Oral History Team Lead in Histories Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command. She enjoys a national reputation as a subject matter expert on diversity and personnel issues in the United States military with an emphasis on women and African Americans in the Navy. She chairs the command’s Senior Historians Advisory Committee. Dr. Akers earned her doctorate in United States History and Public History at Howard University, where she taught women’s and public history as an adjunct professor. Her publications include her first monograph The Navy’s First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers (2019), book chapters, articles, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and blogs. She has presented at a myriad of symposia ranging from the Wilson Center to the National Archives, and she has given numerous media interviews. She discussed the importance of oral history at the Women’s Military History Symposium sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute on 17 July 2019. She provided an analysis of the racial integration of the military from 1940 to 1973 at the United States Naval Academy’s 2019 International Naval History Symposium. Her prestigious assignments include the African American Civil War Sailors Project, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Task Force, and the advisory committee supporting a Congressional effort to establish a women’s history museum on the National Mall. She is also a key contributor to the Pentagon’s African American Corridor Renovation Project.
January 2020