The “Mighty” Quantico Chapter
President’s MessageThe 2018 NNOA year begins and for the next year I will serve as your Chapter President. I look forward to your participation, input and assistance in continuing to make our Chapter viable, responsive and RELEVANT. I hope we can continue the good works established by the previous boards. Personally, my goal is to hold PMEs monthly and social events quarterly. Maintaining such a schedule will enable us to reach Marines who need mentorship, guidance and camaraderie. Semper Fidelis, Colonel Chris Shaw
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.
- Ladies Luncheon 1100 30 Mar 2019 The Clubs at Quantico Click here for information.
QUANTICO NNOA CHAPTER 2019 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
The Quantico Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association Scholarship Program provides scholarships in an effort towards enhancing educational opportunities for area high school students. These awards are available for students in Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Fauquier Counties (and the Cities and Bases contained therein) who have demonstrated academic achievement. Scholarship recipients are selected without any obligation to join or affiliate themselves with the military services. High school senior recipients must enroll full-time at a two- or four-year accredited college or university, and submit verification of enrollment as part of the awarding process.
Our scholarship program has two components. The first is designed for graduating high school seniors for use at a four year undergraduate institution. The second is the Rising Stars SAT test prep program which provides funding for sophomores and juniors preparing for college admission tests.
Details of the Awards
The graduating senior award is designed to support the student during their college freshman year. The recipient must enroll full-time at a two- or four-year accredited college or university, and submit verification of enrollment as part of the application process.
- Student must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
- Student must be accepted, or planning to enroll, full-time in the fall of 2019 in an undergraduate program of studies leading to a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college or university.
- Student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to meet the minimum requirements.
- Student must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
- Rising junior or senior from high schools in Prince William, Stafford, Fauquier, and Spotsylvania counties and all incorporated cities within those counties as well as Quantico Middle High School.
- Minimum a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Graduating Senior Application click here.
Rising Stars Application click here.
Applications Deadline: Applications can be mail to the address below and postmarked by Apr 30, 2019 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 30, 2019.
Quantico NNOA (Attn: Scholarship Chair)
P.O. Box 812
Quantico, VA 22134
Ways to Support the Chapter
Jan 2018 PME Commandant’s Education Board given by Major Jerry A. Godfrey – click here for presentation Nov 2017 PME MCRC Diversity Event Brief Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Maj Lim –click here for presentation Sep 2017 PME MMOA Road show given by Major Jerry A. Godfrey – click here for presentation Jun 2017 PME Biases given by Major Jerry A. Godfrey – click here for presentation April 2017 PME The New Retirement System given by Mike Strobl, Deputy Director, Manpower Plans & Policies click here for the presentation Dec 2016 PME The Promotion Board Process click here for copy of handout
Items of Interest
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.