NAVY BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATION EXECUTION ORDER:
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SUBJ/ NAVY BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATION EXECUTION ORDER//
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AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 5726.8B OUTREACH: AMERICA'S NAVY/
REF B IS NAVADMIN 194/21 246TH NAVY BIRTHDAY PLANNING ORDER//
RMKS/1. This message is a Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Execution Order
(EXORD) for events in support of the Navys 246th Birthday celebration
(NAVYBDAY)on 13 October 2021. EXORD is to be carried out in accordance
with references (a) and (b).
a. Current health protection levels regarding COVID-19 across COCOMs
vary greatly and will impact the extent to which events and commemorations
for the 246th Navy Birthday can occur.
b. 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 like these. As such, this year’s Navy Birthday theme is Resilient and
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
celebrate the Navy’s 246th Birthday.
a. Phase I (Planning and program development of the 246th NAVYBDAY)
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 246th NAVYBDAY celebration execution (13 October).
Reference (b) provides guidance in executing events in support of the 246th
(1) All commands:
(a) Ensure Commanding Officers and Officers in Charge plan for
and commemorate the 246th NAVYBDAY to the best of their ability.
(b) Execute the 246th NAVYBDAY Communication Plan
Participate in planned virtual outreach as operationally feasible.
(c) Report all commemorative events to Naval History and Heritage
Command (NHHC) Communication and Outreach Division NLT 22 October 2021. Date
of activity, tactic, description, reach, and link (to social media, videos,
posts, etc.) should be reported to NHHC point of contact Stefanie Lamay,
(d) Provide Birthday lessons learned to NHHC no later than
22 October 2021.
(1) NAVYBDAY toolkit can be found at
(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 celebrations, and guidance
including previous NAVADMINs establishing the celebrations.
(3) Some resource development is ongoing. These resources will be
added as they are received so 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.//