ANSO Event to Highlight Hispanic American Impact

Story Number: NNS080415-17Release Date: 4/15/2008 3:03:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Justin L. Ailes, Naval Network Warfare Command Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) -- Naval Network Warfare Command, in collaboration with the Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO), will sponsor the 28th Annual ANSO Professional Development and Training Symposium aboard Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, April 28-May 3.

The symposium provides a forum to bring together Hispanic officers, civilian executives, enlisted personnel, and other senior leaders in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and industry, for collaboration, mentoring, and professional development training.

Special events will include a youth outreach function, sea service officer recruitment initiatives, officer accession programs with senior enlisted mentoring, and corporate diversity panel joint sessions.

Adm. Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Joe R. Campa Jr. are scheduled to be in attendance as well. Other scheduled events include the Honorable Edward Hidalgo awards banquet and a social activity at the Norfolk Tides Minor League Baseball game.

ANSO is a nonprofit, non-partisan membership organization whose mission is to advocate for increased opportunities of Hispanic Americans in both the military and civilian communities. The organization seeks to harness the strength of a diverse workforce to optimize readiness in national defense. Their initiatives focus on recruiting, developing, and retaining high-quality Hispanics in the Sea Services, as well as establishing community outreach programs to develop close relationships with Hispanic centers of influence.

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