ARLINGTON, Va (Feb. 27, 2018) – The National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) announced an update to its Professional Development and Training Symposium at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel in Portsmouth, Va.

Rear Adm. Jesse A. Wilson Jr, Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, is the keynote military motivational speaker for the Symposium’s opening ceremony, Aug. 8, 2018

The two-day event, Aug. 8-9, 2018, features senior military leaders from our Sea Services, networking events, and one-on-one mentoring with junior military officers. Symposium check-in is Aug. 7, 2018.

Additionally, NNOA seeks volunteers to join the symposium planning committee. All volunteers are welcome. Interested volunteers should contact symposium planners at

Most recently, NNOA hosted its 2017 symposium at the Admiral Kidd Conference Center on Point Loma Naval Base in San Diego.

Founded in 1972, NNOA’s mission is to actively support the Sea Services in recruiting, retaining, and developing a diverse officer corps that is representative of the best our Nation has to offer.

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