BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION EXECUTION ORDER:
R 291822Z MAY 20 MID110000745087U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
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SUBJ/ BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION EXECUTION ORDER//
AMPN/REF A IS THE OPNAVINST 5726.8B OUTREACH: AMERICA'S NAVY/
REF B IS NAVADMIN 026/20 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 78th 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
a. Although current events related to the mitigation of the effects of
COVID-19 have sharply curtailed our ability to conduct large-scale public
events, it is still an important part of our mission to remain a learning
organization and, whenever possible, to commemorate the U.S. Navy’s rich
history and proud heritage. Our past is replete with examples of toughness,
initiative, accountability, and integrity on the part of American Sailors and
Navy civilians who inspire and inform our modern force, especially in times
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 78th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.
a. Phase I (Planning and program development of 78th anniversary of BOM)
Planning actions and the collection of a full listing of planned events are
b. This EXORD directs the shift to Phase II, which encompasses the final
preparations for the 78th BOM commemoration execution (3 June to 7 June).
Reference (b) provides guidance in executing events in support of the 78th
anniversary commemoration of BOM.
(1) All commands:
(a) Ensure Commanding Officers and Officers in Charge plan for
and commemorate the 78th anniversary of the BOM to the best of their ability.
(b) Execute the BOM 78th Anniversary Communication Plan
(history.navy.mil/midway) and participate in planned virtual outreach as
(c) Report all commemorative events to Naval History and Heritage
Command (NHHC) Communication and Outreach Division NLT 15 June 2020.
(d) Provide BOM lessons learned to NHHC NLT 22 June 2020.
(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 establishing the commemoration.
(3) Development of some of those resources is ongoing. They will be
added as they are received, check back frequently.
5. Point of contact. NHHC POC, Ms. Alura Romero, Comm (202)685-6361
6. Released by Mr. Andrew Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//