ATTENDANCE AT THE 2020 MULTI SERVICE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYMPOSIUM:
R 291639Z AUG 19 PSN 932739P33
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/JUN//
SUBJ: ATTENDANCE AT THE 2020 MULTI SERVICE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYMPOSIUM//
AMPN/REF A is DOD PUBLICATION 5500.07-R Joint Ethics Travel Regulation.
REF B is the Joint Travel Regulations.
REF C is Department of Defense Conference Guidance Version 4.0.
REF D is OPNAVINST 5050.34 Conference Hosting and Attendance Requests.//
POC/MR. Mark Silcox/CIV/OPNAV/LOC: N980A/TEL: (703) 614-2635//
RMKS/1. The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) will hold the Multi-
Service Air Traffic Control (ATC) Symposium in Myrtle Beach, SC at the
Sheraton Convention Center from 1-4 Jun 2020 with activities commencing the
evening of 1 Jun 2020. This forum provides a vehicle for senior military and
civilian professionals to enlighten, inspire, enhance retention and educate
E-4 through E-6 DoD air traffic controllers on the technological advances,
operational enhancements and policy changes that have taken place within the
air traffic control profession. The event is a combination of briefs,
panels, working groups and industry interaction. Industry representatives
for air traffic management equipment, simulators, and software provide
displays that serve to educate and prepare controllers for future
opportunities and challenges to military air traffic control.
- The Future of Naval Aviation
- US Navy and USMC Air Traffic Control Strategic Plan and Evolution
- The National Airspace System
- ATC Equipment & Technology
- Career Development and Advancement Opportunities
- Training and Readiness Discussions
2. Primary goals are to reinforce the professional excellence of the air
traffic control community and enhance retention within the critical E-4
through E-6 paygrades. While the focus is on our active duty members, all
Navy and Marine Corps, civil service, retired, Enlisted and Officer ATC
professionals are cordially invited to attend.
3. Per Reference A through D, Commanding Officers may issue orders for
attendance at government expense after determining that the expenses,
including fees, travel costs and other costs attributable to participation,
justify the objectives to be achieved. TAD orders may cover expenses
incidence to attendance and participation at the conference including
transportation and per diem per reference B.
4. If funds are not available, permissive TAD orders may be issued.
Use of available government transportation and carpooling is encouraged to
enhance conference participation and to minimize travel expenses. Commands
may also reduce costs by using double occupancy for lodging. Rental cars are
highly discouraged and unnecessary for symposium participants. Participants
flying to the symposium should use a taxi or ridesharing to the hotel.
5. Uniform for this event.
Navy E-6 and below: Service Uniform.
Navy E-7 and above: Service Khaki.
Marine Corps: Service Charlies.
6. Hotel room reservation, symposium registration and detailed information
regarding the ATC symposium are available at
7. Questions regarding the Symposium may be directed to ACCM Seneca Hall
(703) 614-2639, DSN 224-2639, e-mail Seneca.Hall@navy.mil.
8. Released by Vice Admiral James W. Kilby, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
for Warfare Requirements and Capabilities.//