NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 36th ANNUAL SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION (SNA) NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, 9 - 11 JANUARY 2024:
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
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SUBJ/NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 36th ANNUAL SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION (SNA)
NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, 9 - 11 JANUARY 2024//
REF/C/SECNAV RCS 5050-1/20221017/NOTAL//
NARR/ REF A IS SECNAV NAVY CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.
REF B IS DNS MEMO UPDATING TIER 2 APPROVAL AUTHORITIES.
REF C IS SECNAV 5050 APPROVING ATTENDANCE AT 36th ANNUAL SNA.
REF D IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SENIOR LEADER ATTENDANCE AT OUTSIDE EVENTS.
REF E IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONFERENCE GUIDANCE VERSION 4.0.
REF F IS JOINT ETHICS REGULATION REGARDING OFFICIAL PARTICIPATION IN NON-
RMKS/1. The Surface Navy Association (SNA) will hold its 36th Annual National
Symposium in Arlington, VA, at the Hyatt Regency, Crystal City from 9 through
11 January 2024. This year's theme is "THE FIGHT, THE FORCE, THE FUTURE!"
2. The SNA Annual National Symposium provides an opportunity for discussions
on a broad range of professional and career issues. This is a forum where
personnel can discuss innovative solutions to current and future Surface
3. Reference (a) designates SNA national symposium as a Tier 2 level non-DOD
hosted conference, granting a designated agent approval authority if the
conference cost does not exceed $500,000, per reference (b). SNA 2024 meets
this threshold. Reference (c) approves Department of the Navy attendance at
a. All Navy participation in SNA 2024 shall be consistent with
references(d) through (f).
b. SNA has four meal events planned as part of the symposium.
(1) Vice President/Program Manager Breakfast (Invitation only)
(2) Awards Recognition Lunch (Invitation only)
(3) CEO/Flag Officer Luncheon (Invitation only)
- If invited, attendees should consult with command
ethics counselor for assistance in determining whether
attendance is permissible.
(4) Annual Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction
(a) Free to all active duty service personnel and government
civilians. To ensure an accurate meal count, active duty and
government civilians are asked to register and pay the $20 fee
online at https://navysna.org/. Participants will be reimbursed
after check-in and attendance.
(b) OPNAV N9 Legal Counsel determined that free attendance
and acceptance of the Annual Banquet by all military
personnel and Navy Government Civilians is authorized.
4. Registration information is available on the SNA website
There is no charge to attend the SNA Seminar Sessions for Active Duty in
Uniform and Government Civilians. All others are charged in accordance with
respective status as determined when registering.
5. TAD Travel. The estimated cost allocations for Temporary Additional Duty
(TAD) travel are provided below. Reference (c) limits TAD attendance to 311
individuals and attendance is controlled by OPNAV N96. Commands below are
provided designated TAD quotas and must ensure both attendee and cost
thresholds are not exceeded without prior approval from OPNAV N96. Additional
TAD funds will not be provided. There is no Line of Accounting associated
with this conference. All attendees should arrange for TAD funds through
COMMAND ESTIMATED TAD ATTENDEES COST CEILING
COMNAVSURFOR 250 $380K
NETC 21 $45K
NAVSEA 16 $35K
NRL 1 $2K
NAVWAR 3 $8K
OPNAV N96 20 $30K
Total 311 $500K
Note: OPNAV N96 will assign the 20 attendee allocations on a case-by-case
basis. CNSP and CNSL attendees should submit their information directly to
the following RSVP
This step is to ensure accurate numbers associated with the table
above. CNSP and CNSL CAG Offices will collate Fleet attendance, and
promulgate an approved list. Once members who registered through this site
receive an approval email, they will be able to arrange DTS travel. POCs are
SURFPAC CAG at email@example.com and SURFLANT CAG at
firstname.lastname@example.org. This step does not register a member for the
event; this is approval to travel via DTS. Symposium attendance should be
arranged at http://www.navysna.org/. OPNAV N96 will manage overall
participation to ensure attendee and cost thresholds are not exceeded without
prior approval. POCs are LCDR Nick Detweiler at
email@example.com - (703)697-6677 or Mr. Bernie Carter
at firstname.lastname@example.org - (571)256-7911.
6. Attendees, travel-authorizing officials, and certifying officers are
directed to follow the guidance in references (a) through (f) when
authorizing travel and are responsible for protecting taxpayer funds from
fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Attendees must be good stewards of
taxpayer dollars in attending this event and are required to file tax
extension forms to reduce lodging costs if applicable. Meals and lodging are
reimbursed to attendees in a TAD status only at the authorized per diem rate.
If the conference host provides meals, attendees must annotate travel
vouchers accordingly. Local attendees who are able to attend at no cost to
the government are authorized to file Local Defense Travel System claims.
High quality government/military lodging options such as NGIS, Navy Lodges,
and transient lodging facilities are available
7. Rental cars are not authorized unless mission required or considered the
most cost efficient means of transportation, and specifically approved and
documented by the TAD authorizing official.
8. Questions regarding the symposium may be directed to the SNA
administrative office at http://www.navysna.org/, (703)960-6800 or email at
9. Released by Mr. C.A. Miller, Performing the Duties of Deputy Chief of
Naval Operations, Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities, (N9).//