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Interview with Rear Admiral Cedric Pringle

Interview with Rear Admiral Cedric Pringle

Capt. Edward H. Lundquist, USN-Ret: What can you tell me about Pacific Blitz 2019 and the Littoral Combat Force?

Rear Adm. Cedric Pringle: Pacific Blitz ’19 was an opportunity for us to demonstrate naval integration. We combined Operations Pacific Horizon, which was a Marine Corps exercise, and Dawn Blitz, which was primarily a Navy exercise, into Pacific Blitz.

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Mentoring – What Matters Most – Article by Rear Admiral Alvin “Bull” Holsey, USN

Mentoring – What Matters Most – Article by Rear Admiral Alvin “Bull” Holsey, USN

What matters most when it comes to mentoring?  The answer is simple: You just have to give a damn!   After 30 years in the US Navy, some thought and reflection, I am convinced we have to be better mentors.

Throughout history, successful leaders across numerous fields have said that a mentor or two, maybe more, helped them along the way.  Admiral Nimitz credited Rear Admiral Samuel S. Robinson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. credited Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg credited a former college professor, Larry Summers.  READ MORE…

NNOA – Message from the Commandant of the Coast Guard

Admiral Karl Schultz

Inclusion is a leadership skill developed through healthy communication, education, and interaction. There is no shortcut, no silver bullet. You have to work hard at inclusion every day. I was honored to meet with U.S. service members last week who are striving to better serve our Nation by honing their leadership skills at National Naval Officers Association’s 47th Annual Symposium in San Diego.

Thank you to all the service members from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who participated.  Semper Paratus!



MOAA Military & Veteran Networking Forum & Hiring Event

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.