The “Mighty” Quantico Chapter
The 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.
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.
LYDIA FOZO – FOREST PARK HIGH SCHOOL
JULIEN IRVIN – BATTLEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
LAUREN LEMON – QUANTICO HIGH SCHOOL
JEREMY KOCHAN- BATTLEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
SUNMBAL ROSE SHAHID – GARFIELD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
NOAH WONG – BATTLEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
GRACE YEBOAH-KODIE – CHARLES J. COLGAN HIGH SCHOOL
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.