SEA SERVICE AFFINITY GROUP CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIUMS:
R 192006Z JUL 19
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC//DNS/JUL//
SUBJ/SEA SERVICE AFFINITY GROUP CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIUMS//
REF/B/DOC/SECNAVNOTE 5050/YMD: 20180516
NARR/REF A IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONFERENCE GUIDANCE VERSION 4.0.
REF B IS SECNAV DON CONFERENCE GUIDANCE.
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the support of the Navy for Fleet
participation and attendance at Sea Service Affinity Group (SSAG) conferences
2. The Navy has longstanding relationships with the SSAGs of our nation, the
Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO), the National Naval Officers
Association (NNOA) and the Sea Services Leadership Association (SSLA). These
affinity groups have a long and storied history of cultivating and preparing
our Sailors to achieve great success during their naval careers through
mentorship and leadership development opportunities, including regional and
national conferences and symposiums.
3. Participation and attendance at the SSAG national events is encouraged.
Our senior Navy leaders, to include Chief of Naval Operations, Vice Chief of
Naval Operations, Chief of Naval Personnel, Master Chief Petty Officer of the
Navy and others will be present to engage our Sailors on issues facing the
4. Limited registration funding for these events is centrally available from
the Career Management Branch and can be contacted via e-mail at pers-
firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject to the procedures outlined in references A and
B pertaining to conference attendance, local commanders are encouraged to
promote attendance at local SSAG events and use available temporary assigned
duty funding to facilitate travel to non-local SSAG events.
5. SSAG national conference dates and locations are as follows:
a. National Naval Officers Association National Symposium:
7-8 August 2019, San Diego, CA.
b. Sea Service Leadership Associations Joint Women Leadership
Symposium: 22-23 August 2019, Washington, DC.
c. Association of Naval Services Officers Annual Symposium: Date and
location to be determined.
6. For questions concerning the Affinity Group of the Navy participation,
contact the Inclusion and Diversity Branch via e-mail at
7. Released by Ms. Steffanie B. Easter, Director, Navy Staff.//