Being Black in Today’s Navy: A VIRTUAL Intergenerational Panel Discussion

Feb 16th 2022 from 1200 to 1330 EST

Join this virtual program with the National Museum of the United States Navy About this event Join David Bass, Headquarters, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, as he moderates a panel discussion with active duty sailors on issues of equity as it relates to being African American in
today’s Navy. The panel crosses generational lines and synthesizes a diverse cross-range of opinions from varying individual experiences.
This pre-recorded Facebook Premier program will be broadcast on the NMUSN Facebook page on the date and time indicated above. If anyone has any problems accessing the museum’s Facebook page, please send an email to

Farewell Mrs. Mildred Brewer

Farewell Mrs. Mildred Brewer

Dear NNOA Family,

It is with great sadness that I send the news of Mrs. Mildred Brewer passing. Mrs. Brewer was the mother of one of our long time champions Vice Admiral David Brewer, US Navy, Retired.  Mrs. Brewer lived a very full and productive life and was less than a month from celebrating her 102nd birthday. Mrs. Brewer lived a life of purpose that included service as an elementary school teacher for almost 50 years. The Brewer family legacy of service continues in the scholarship foundation they established.

To commemorate her legacy, the Brewer Family will be asking those inclined to donate to a college scholarship & elementary school empowerment fund taught in four Title One schools. As soon as more details are available, we will pass them via NNOA social media and email.

Please join me in sending our prayers and thoughts to VADM David Brewer and his family.  

V/R, Sinclair Harris, RADM USN Retired, President, NNOA

Rear Admiral Annie Andrews, USN (Ret) retires from the Federal Aviation Administration

Rear Admiral Annie Andrews, USN (Ret) retires from the Federal Aviation Administration

Annie B. Andrews

Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management

Annie B. Andrews is the Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

With a mission: “We take care of the people who make it safe to fly,” the Office of Human Resource Management engages in strategic partnerships across the FAA to provide services for more than 45,000 federal personnel across the nation. Driven to provide innovative people services and strategic solutions in a changing world, Ms. Andrews is responsible for overseeing human resource programs, policies and operations including: personnel recruitment, retention, and accession; employee accountability, employee relations and labor relations; corporate learning and talent development; employee compensation, benefits, and work life; and workers compensation.

Under her executive leadership, her office has increased cross organization efficiencies by enacting a collaborative shared services model in the areas of workers compensation and learning management systems with other modes in the Department of Transportation; launching improved employee services systems in the Benefits Operations Center; and initiating efforts to ensure the future FAA workforce through its Strategic Workforce Planning and Succession Planning programs. She is also leading efforts to enhance the nation’s aviation workforce through STEM AVSED programming and initiatives to encourage growth in the numbers of women and youth in aviation. Her organization is also actively exploring the use of Robotic Process Automation and other efforts to streamline paperwork and processes.

A retired rear admiral, Ms. Andrews served for 32 years and was only the third African American female to achieve this rank in the United States Navy. Her distinguished naval career is highlighted by roles including: commander, Navy Recruiting Command, Millington, TN.; director, Navy Total Force Requirements, Washington, DC.; commanding officer of Boston Military Entrance Processing Station, Navy Recruiting District San Francisco, and Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes; Chief, Requirements Branch & Joint Manpower Planner for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington D.C.; Executive Assistant & Naval Aide to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower & Reserve Affairs; and Senior Fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group at the Naval War College.

Ms. Andrews holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Savannah State University, a Master of Science in Management from Troy State University, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the College of Naval Command and Staff; she is also a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College. She has been conferred honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from both Wilson College in Pennsylvania and Savannah State University.

Ms. Andrews serves as a Volunteer on the Board of Navy Federal Credit Union, Navy Marine Corps Coast Guard Residence Foundation, Savannah State University Foundation, and as an Advisor to the National Naval Officers Association.

NNOA New England Chapter Ceremony

NNOA New England Chapter Ceremony

Join us for the NNOA New England Chapter Chartering Ceremony

Date:  January 12, 2022

Time:  1300



  • 1300  Commence Ceremony
  • 1305  Invocation By Chaplain Kimberly Cain
  • 1310  LTJG Jacob Brown NNOA NE VP
  • 1315  Eastern Region VP Matthew Bowman
  • 1320  Guest Speaker RADM Sinclair Harris, RET.
  • 1330  Benediction Chaplain Kimberly Cain
  • 1335  Fellowship
Now Hear This!

Now Hear This!

Please join us for a great session on Saturday, 20 November with our highly esteemed NNOA Historian, CAPT Rick Wright, Phd.

On Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (EST), the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of ASALH will celebrate Veterans Day.

Our Veterans Day program will feature Dr. Roosevelt “Rick” Wright, Jr., CAPT USN (RET), Professor Emeritus Radio, Television, and Film at The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.  A renowned scholar, Dr. Wright will present his keynote lecture, “The Golden 13: The Navy’s First African American Naval Officers”.

Here is the link to register: