NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 34th ANNUAL SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION (SNA) NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, 11-13 JANUARY 2022:
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NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, 11-13 JANUARY 2022//
REF/C/SECNAV RCS 5050-1/20211105
NARR/ REF A IS SECNAV CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.
REF B IS DNS MEMO UPDATING TIER 2 APPROVAL AUTHORITIES.
REF C IS SECNAV 5050 APPROVING ATTENDANCE AT 34th ANNUAL SNA.
REF D IS NAVADMIN 073/21 NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS.
REF E IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SENIOR LEADER ATTENDANCE AT OUTSIDE EVENTS.
REF F IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONFERENCE GUIDANCE VERSION 4.0.
REF G IS JOINT ETHICS REGULATION REGARDING OFFICIAL PARTICIPATION IN NON-
RMKS/1. The Surface Navy Association (SNA) will hold its 34th Annual National
Symposium in Arlington, VA, at the Hyatt Regency, Crystal City from 11 13
January 2022. This years theme is The Competitive Edge!
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 as a Tier 2 level non-DOD hosted conference,
granting a designated agent approval authority if the conference cost does
not exceed $250,000, per reference (b). SNA 2022 meets this threshold.
(c) approves Department of the Navy attendance at this conference.
a. SNA has four meal events planned as part of the symposium.
(1) Vice President/Program Manager Breakfast (Invitation only)
(2) Award Recognition Lunch (Invitation only)
(3) CEO/Flag Officer Luncheon (Invitation only)
* If invited, attendees should consult with their ethics
counselor for assistance in determining whether attendance is
(4) Annual Banquet
(a) Free to all Active Duty Service Personnel and Government
(b) OPNAV N9 Legal Counsel determined that free attendance and
of meals offered to all military personnel and Navy
Civilians may be accepted.
b. All Navy participation in SNA 2022 shall be consistent with reference
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. COVID-19 Mitigation Measures. Travel to, from, and during the SNA
complies with all Navy mitigation measures for Force Health Protection
Guidance (FHPG) addressed in reference (d). This is a conditions-based
approach and must be reviewed at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19-
travel-tracker prior to final approval of travel. The decision to conduct the
symposium in person is based on local Health Protection Conditions (HPCON).
Virginia and Arlington
County are currently operating under the Governors Executive Order 79, the
ending of common sense public health restrictions due to COVID-19 with
continued guidance on mask wearing. Additionally, the Surface Navy
has imposed added guidance for attending the symposium. To attend the live
event all (no exceptions) must show proof of being fully vaccinated on or
before 24 December 2021. Participants who cannot meet this deadline may
attend virtually. Participants who cannot meet the vaccination proof criteria
prior to registration will be converted to virtual attendance only.
6. TAD Travel. The estimated cost allocations for Temporary Additional Duty
(TAD) travel are provided below. Reference (c) limits TAD attendance to 170
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 ATTENDEESCOST CEILING
COMNAVSURFOR 100 $150K
NETC 25 $35K
NAVSEA 20 $25K
NRL 5 $5K
NAVWARCOM 5 $5K
OPNAV N96 15 $30K
Totals 170 $250K
Note: OPNAV N96 will assign the remaining 15 attendee allocations on a case-
Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR) commands should provide attendee information
directly to SURFOR POC LCDR Pia Chapman, (DEA SURFOR) at pia.m.chapman.mil
@us.navy.mil or (619)437-2942 for consolidation. OPNAV N96 will manage
overall participation to ensure attendee and cost thresholds are not exceeded
without prior approval. POCs are CDR Neil Gabriel at firstname.lastname@example.org
(703)614-1957 or Mr. Bernie Carter at email@example.com (571)256-7911.
7. Attendees, travel-authorizing officials, and certifying officers are
directed to follow the guidance in references (a) through (g) 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 on their
travel voucher 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
8. SNA will provide round trip bus transportation from Naval Station Norfolk.
Bus will depart Naval Station Navy Exchange Movie Theater at 0500 on 11
January 2022 and return from the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at 1830.
Transportation cost is $10 per person, preregister via the SNA website.
9. Rental cars are not authorized unless they are mission required or
considered the most cost efficient means of transportation, and specifically
approved and documented by the TAD authorizing official.
10. Questions regarding the symposium may be directed to the SNA
administrative office at http://www.navysna.org/, (703)960-6800 or email at
11. Released by VADM Scott D. Conn, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations,
Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities (N9)//