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Past Messages from the President

President’s Message

From the Desk of the President Please join me in support of a great program designed to increase diversity in STEM, specifically CYBER.  Major Luke Wright, USMC (Retired) is leading an outstanding program at Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC) in Washington...

The Elevation of Women in the Military

Shipmates, One of my business colleagues, Ed Rule (President and CEO of Naval Systems, Inc. and retired Supply Corps Officer) shared his March Newsletter with me and I wanted to share it with NNOA.  In it, Ed highlights a few of the women role models we have been...

Women’s History Month

We are excited to celebrate Women's History Month as our National Naval Officers Association acknowledge, honor, and reflect on the contributions of women to leadership in the Sea Services. This year's theme is "Women Providing Healing - Promoting Hope." This theme is...

Black History Month Message from the President’s Desk

February is the month we celebrate Black History. The 2022 Black History Month celebration theme is "Black Health and Wellness." As we take the time to focus on our health and wellness, I would like to share a poem that I feel sums up this month.  It was written by my...

MLK Birthday – A Day On…Not A Day Off

As we reflect on the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I encourage our NNOA family to give back to local communities as a National Day of Service. Please share your stories and photos of service as an encouragement to everyone. Dr. King’s life...

December Holiday President’s Message

Dear Shipmates, Family, and Friends of NNOA, Season's Greetings! I wish you good health, great happiness, and much prosperity through the season and into 2022. As I reflect on the many successes of 2021 for our association, I feel nothing but pride for all that we...

Where do we go from here?

49th Symposium Letter from NNOA President’s Desk September 12, 2021 Greetings NNOA Shipmates, Family, and Friends! Another outstanding NNOA Symposium is passed and opening!  Bravo Zulu to all who organized, led, participated, and provided technical support!  I offer a...

October 2020 President’s Message

“May you live in interesting times.” - Frederic R. Coudert, 1939 The NNOA is needed more today than ever! To say we are living in “interesting times” is an understatement for sure but captures what many feel about 2020.  Deaths and economic impacts from COVID-19,...

President Message – Feb 2019

Dear Shipmates of NNOA, Happy February! Your NNOA Board has been busy since we left the conference and making a positive impact on the Sea Services. Here is a quick update.We continue to make progress in all four lines of effort and seek your input on how...

President Message Nov 2018

Sinclair M Harris Rear Admiral United States Navy (Retired) President, National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) Honored Shipmates of NNOA,A wise diplomat told me that there were three things you can never say enough - Congratulations, Thank You and I’m...