Navy to Host 12th Fleet Diversity Council Aboard NAS Oceana

Story Number: NNS101025-08Release Date: 10/25/2010 11:56:00 AM
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By Lt. Laura K. Stegherr, Diversity Directorate Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy' s Diversity Directorate and U.S. Fleet Forces Command will host the 12th semi-annual Fleet Diversity Council Wednesday, Nov. 3 aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Va.

Navy personnel from all ranks, rates, GS levels and backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

With a theme of "Diversity Intelligence as a Leadership Strategy," the program aims to educate Sailors, officers and civilians on the value of leveraging diversity and inclusion to achieve mission success.

The day will feature one session held from 8:10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. at NAS Oceana's base theater and will feature a presentation from world-renowned keynote speaker, Dr. Samuel Betances.

The council will also solicit deckplate-level feedback and recommendations to the chief of naval operations and other senior Navy leadership on past, current and future diversity initiatives.

To RSVP, contact NCC Doug Bass, USFF, at

For more information on other Navy diversity initiatives, visit

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Dr. Samuel Betances delivers remarks to Sailors and civilian employees at Naval Air Station North Island.
100407-N-4995K-101 CORONADO, Calif. (April 7, 2010) Dr. Samuel Betances delivers remarks to Sailors and civilian employees at Naval Air Station North Island about the importance of a stronger military through diversity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea Kennedy/Released)
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