BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION EXECUTION ORDER:
R 061935Z APR 22 MID200001639977U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
PASS TO OFFICE CODES:
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//DNS//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JAN//
SUBJ/BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION EXECUTION ORDER//
AMPN/REF A IS THE OPNAVINST 5726.8B OUTREACH: AMERICA'S NAVY//
AMPN/REF B IS NAVADMIN 026/22 BATTLE OF MIDWAY PLANNING ORDER//
RMKS/1. This message is a Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Execution Order
(EXORD) for events in support of the U.S. Navy's 80th anniversary
commemoration of the Battle of Midway (BOM), beginning on 3 June and ending
on 7 June. EXORD to be carried out in accordance with references (A) and (B).
a. While chance may determine events, it is truly people who make
The determination, zeal, and valor shown by the U.S. Navy's personnel
during the Battle of Midway multi-day engagement blunted the Imperial
Japanese navy's striking force and its advance across the Pacific. Navy
strategy in this conflict leveraged the power of our aircraft carriers,
sustaining sea control and shifting the paradigm of maritime power projection
on to the carrier force.
b. Our remembrance of Midway illustrates how our battle achievements in
innovation, intelligence, and courage serve as a model and as inspiration
as we continue to face the challenges of the future.
3. Mission. As much as possible and within the bounds of personnel safety,
operational availability, and existing local, state, and federal restrictions
on gatherings and travel, commands are directed to find creative ways to
commemorate the 80th anniversary of the BOM.
a. Phase I (Planning and program development of 80th anniversary of BOM)
planning actions and the collection of a full-listing of planned events
b. This EXORD directs the shift to Phase II, which encompasses the final
preparations for the 80th BOM commemoration execution (3 June to 7 June).
Reference (B) provides guidance in executing events in support of the
80th anniversary commemoration of BOM.
(1) All commands:
(a) Ensure Commanding Officers and Officers in Charge plan for and
commemorate the 80th anniversary of the BOM to the best of their
(b) Execute the BOM 80th Anniversary Communication Plan
(history.navy.mil/midway) and participate with community in-person
events and/or planned virtual outreach as operationally feasible.
(c) Report all commemorative events to Naval History and Heritage
Command (NHHC) Communication and Outreach Division NLT 15 June
are requested to include metrics and lessons learned on
objectives, as outlined in the BOM 80th Anniversary Communication
(1) BOM toolkit can be found at history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic
(2) The online toolkit features a wide-variety of historical and
communication resources to aid in the development of local
commemorative activities, including documents, articles, downloadable photos
and art, logos, graphics, Plan of the Day notes, videos, blog posts, ceremony
scripts, ceremony program templates, speeches from previous commemorations,
and guidance including previous NAVADMINs directing the commemoration.
(3) Development of some of the resources listed above is ongoing and
will be added as they are received - check back frequently.
5. Point of contact. NHHC POC, Ms. Stefanie Lamay, Comm (202)433-7880,
6. Released by Mr. Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//