The “Mighty” Quantico Chapter
Col David Everly, USMC
Greetings NNOA Members, Family and Friends,
As we move into the summer season, the Quantico Chapter can truly be excited about the future. We close out the NNOA year with a renewed sense of purpose; I’d like to extend my appreciation to all Chapter members and supporters. This year, we leveraged our hugely successful Scholarship Program for Northern Virginia area high schools and expanded that outreach by awarding grants to two high school underclass students to fund a yearlong college prep courses. The “Rising Stars” program will allow us to cultivate a relationship with these students as they navigate their post-high school career options.
If you are new to the chapter or a returning member, we’ll need each of you in the upcoming year to accomplish our chapter initiatives and to continue the recruitment of future sea services officers. Bring a friend to the next NNOA event, whether civilian, retired, reservist or active duty—each individual can share the task. As always, be prayerfully mindful of our forward deployed comrades and their loved ones who selflessly serve this nation. Bravo Zulu to all our chapter members—Job Well Done!
Semper Fidelis, Semper Paratus, and Semper Fortis!
Col David R. Everly
Quantico Chapter Chapter
Naval Officers Association
PO Box 812
Quantico VA 22134
The Clubs at Quantico 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1700
President: Col David Everly, USMC
Vice President: LtCol Patrick Nelson, USMC
Secretary: Capt Valonne Ehrhardt, USMC
Treasurer: Maj Neville Welch, USMC
Membership: Capt Aubrey Bibbs, USMC
Public Affairs: Capt Charlyne Delus, USMC
Chaplain: CDR Maurice Budford, USN
Master-at-Arms: Maj Blake Jackson, USMC
CHAPTER INFORMATION & EVENTS
The National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) is an organization composed of active duty, reserve and retired officers, midshipmen, cadets, and interested civilians. The organization is sanctioned by the Secretaries of the Navy and Transportation and is a member of the Navy and Marine Corps Council. NNOA has members of all ranks and ethnic groups.
NNOA had its beginnings in 1970, when LT Kenneth H. Johnson, while serving as Advisor for Minority Affairs at the U. S. Naval Academy, sought methods to improve minority interest in recruitment efforts and participation in the Naval Academy Blue and Gold Program. In 1971, faced with finding qualified naval officer candidates from minority communities, CAPT Emerson Emory, CAPT Claude Williams, CDR Emmanuel Jenkins, CWO James Harris and LT Johnson began to discuss forming an organization to assist minority officer recruitment. It was noted that fewer than 100 officers of every known minority could be identified and less than 50 of these were African American.
In 1972, an organizational meeting was held at the Hilton Inn in Annapolis, MD and NNOA was founded. The objectives of the Association were adopted and subsequently annual meetings during the month of July ensued. The Superintendent of the Naval Academy gave his full support to NNOA, and that support is still present today. CAPT Emerson Emory was elected the first president of NNOA. The first annual meeting was held in San Diego, CA in 1973. Rear Admiral Charles Rauch, Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Human Goals and Mr. John Borroughs, Special Assistant Equal Opportunity the Assistant Secretary of the Navy were the principal guests. The first chartered chapter was the Annapolis, MD chapter.
The National Naval Officers Association’s mission is to actively support the Sea Services in the development of a diverse officer corps through recruitment, retention, and career development. NNOA is essential in maintaining operational readiness by providing professional development, mentoring, and support of cultural awareness. NNOA establishes and maintains a positive image of the Sea Services in communities and educational institutions.
NNOA is an essential element in maintaining operational readiness. We provide professional development and mentoring and support cultural diversity. We establish and maintain a positive image of the Sea Services in communities and educational institutions. At the chapter level, the “Mighty” Quantico Chapter fulfills the NNOA mission through various activities. We use our monthly meetings to provide professional military education and foster an atmosphere that allows our members to engage in professional exchanges and networking.
We recognize our responsibility to our community as we promote and foster American ideals. The Chapter does this by conducting quarterly church visits and participating in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Adopt-a-Highway program. Through the Chapter’s Scholarship Program, we annually recognize exceptional young citizens in our community who are high school seniors that have demonstrated a great potential to succeed at the college level and beyond. In addition to recognizing a select group of high school seniors, the Chapter launched the Rising Stars program in 2017. The Chapter will support exceptional underclassmen by sponsoring a comprehensive yearlong SAT preparation course for the next academic year. These students will also be assigned a mentor to work with them throughout the course of the year.
- Oct 11, 2017 1700 The Waller Room, The Clubs at Quantico Monthly PME
- Oct 29, 2017 Church visit, location and time TBD
Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Recipients
Amaya Ashe – Mountain View High School
Grace Gaudin – Forest Park High School
Malika Malik – Brooke Point High School
Courtney Manning – Mountain View High School
Shekinah Reese – Woodbridge Senior High School
Our membership is quite diverse. NNOA is open to all active, reserve and retired members of the Sea Services, midshipmen, and cadets as well as our friends in the civilian community. In order to become a member of the local chapter, you must first be a member of the National organization. You may complete an application online. Or mail payments along with a membership application to:
National Naval Officers Association
P.O. Box 10871
Alexandria, VA 22310-0871
National dues can also be made through the the Quantico Chapter. Local dues are $25.00. Local and national dues can be paid online here, paid in person to the Chapter Treasurer or mailed to:
National Naval Officers Association
P.O. Box 812
Quantico, VA 22134
Midshipmen and cadets are always invited to join our local chapter free of charge. Please contact the Quantico NNOA Membership Director Capt Aubrey Bibbs with questions or for more information.
Ways to Support the Chapter
You can support the Quantico by donating to our scholarship fund. Donations can be accepted here via PayPal.
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Items of Interest
New Marine Corps recruiting video first one to recruit women. Recruiting Command video
Veterans can visit the National Museum of African American History & Culture without passes. See the FAQ Timed Passes for Museum Entry for details.
NAACP Convention Baltimore, MD July 22 -26 2017. Convention website.
To enhance sea service operational readiness by supporting recruiting, professional development, and retention in an effort to achieve a diverse officer corps that reflects the demographics of our nation.