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ALCOAST 105/15: AFFINITY GROUPS, OUTREACH EVENTS, AND CIVIL RIGHTS AWARD CEREMONY PARTICIPATION

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R 201418Z MAR 15

ALCOAST 105/15
COMDTNOTE 5050
SUBJ: AFFINITY GROUPS, OUTREACH EVENTS, AND CIVIL RIGHTS AWARD
CEREMONY PARTICIPATION
A. United States Coast Guard Diversity Strategic Plan
B. VCG Guidance on Travel and Community Outreach 24 Dec 14
C. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8
(series)
1. This message provides updated guidance for affinity groups,
outreach events and civil rights award ceremony participation in the
current fiscal environment.
2. Attendance at regional and national level affinity group meetings
provide exposure to a larger Coast Guard community in addition to
proving valuable resources, mentoring, and professional development
opportunities that may not be available in immediate command
settings.
3. Outreach events are also an investment in the future of the Coast
Guard as they are an opportunity to educate the American public,
professional organizations, and academic institutions about Coast
Guard employment opportunities. Final Coast Guard attendance will
depend on funding availability.
4. The affinity groups and outreach events directly support the
objectives of REF A.
5. CO/OICS are strongly encouraged to promote and support their
members attendance by providing the time and funding for these
opportunities and are authorized to issue official orders IAW 4.a.6
of REF B. If unit funds are not available, permissive travel may be
authorized for personnel IAW 2.A.10 of REF C.
6. COMDT (CG-12B) will request overall Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
approval for Coast Guard participation in the national-level affinity
group conferences and outreach events listed below.
7. Please refer to COMDT (CG-12B) Diversity Matrix spreadsheet to
determine which event(s) you may be able to support or attend. The
Diversity Matrix can be accessed via:
http://www.uscg.mil/diversity/outreach.asp
A. POC for the following events: PERS3 Johnny Reese, COMDT
(CG-12B), (202) 475-5250, Johnny.A.Reese(at)uscg.mil
(1) National Naval Officers Association (NNOA)
Professional Development and Training Conference, 28-30 July 2015,
San Diego, CA
(2) Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO)
Symposium Seminars, 3 regional events, 2015, TBD
(3) Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Stars and
Stripes Award Dinner, 20 February 2016, Philadelphia, PA
B. POC for the following events: CDR Gina Freeman, COMDT
(CG-12B), (202) 475-5247, Gina.L.Freeman(at)uscg.mil
(1) Sea Service Leadership Association (SSLA), Joint
Womens Leadership Symposium (JWLS), June 2015, TBD
(2) Officer Womens Leadership Symposium (OWLS), March
2016, TBD
(3) Women in Aviation International(WAI) Women, March,
2016, TBD
C. POC for the following events: LCDR Richard A. Angelet,
COMDT
(CG-12B), (202) 475-5316, Richard.A.Angelet(at)uscg.mil
(1) 20th Annual Hispanic Association of Colleges and
Universities (HACU) National Capitol Forum On Hispanic Higher
Education Conference, 23-24 March 2015, Washington, DC
(2) National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher
Education (NAFEO) Annual Conference, July 2015, TBD
(3) White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges
and Universities (HBCU) Week Conference, September 2015, Washington,
DC
(4) 29th Annual Hispanic Association of Colleges and
Universities (HACU)Conference, 10-12 October 2015, Miami Beach, FL
(5) American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
Student Conference, 15-17 March 2015, Albuquerque, NM
D. POC for the following events: Mr. Damien J. Terry, COMDT
(CG-12B), (202) 475-5254, Damien.J.Terry(at)uscg.mil
(1) 41st Annual National Society of Black Engineers
(NSBE)
Convention, 25-29 March 2015, Anaheim, CA
(2) Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC),
National Leadership Training Program, 4-7 May 2015, Rockville, MD
(3) Society of American Indian Government Employees
(SAIGE) Training Program, June 2015, Welch, MN
(4) Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN)
Leadership Development Training Workshop Leadership Development
Training, 11 June 2015, Arlington, VA
(5) World Eskimo-Indian Olympics (WEIO), 15-18 July 2015,
Fairbanks, AK
(6) League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
National Convention, 7-11 July 2015, Salt Lake City, UT
(7) National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP) Annual Convention, 11-15 July 2015, Philadelphia, PA
(8) Federally Employed Women (FEW) Annual National
Training Program Conference, 13-16 July 2015, New Orleans, LA
(9) Blacks in Government (BIG) National Training
Institute, 24-27 August 2015, Orlando, FL
(10) National Organization for Mexican American Rights
(NOMAR) Leadership Training Seminars, 24-28 August 2015, TBD
(11) Whos Who in Asian American Communities (WWAAC)
Awards
and Conference, 27 September 2015, Atlanta, GA
(12) National Image, September 2015, Houston, TX
(13) Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), September 2015,
Washington, DC
(14) Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), September 2015,
Washington, DC
(15) Latina Style Inc. Magazine, September 2015,
Washington, DC
(16) Patriots Technology Training Center, September 2015,
3 events, TBD, MD
(17) Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and
Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) MEAC SWAC hosted by ESPN
Challenge, September 2015, Orlando, FL
(18) Society for Asian Scientist and Engineers (SASE)
National Conference and Career Fair, 8-10 October 2015, Houston, TX
(19) Great Minds in STEM (GMIS) 27th Annual Conference,
14-18 October 2015, Pasadena, CA
(20) Women of Color (WOC) STEM, 15-17 October 2015,
Detroit, MI
(21) Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and
Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 29-31 October, 2015 Washington,
DC
(22) American Indian Science and Engineering Society
(AISES), 19-21 November, 2015 Phoenix, AZ
(23) Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM Annual
Conference, 17-21 February 2016, Philadelphia, PA
8. For further information on events listed on the Diversity Matrix,
please contact the respective POC listed.
9. The Department of Defense and the Coast Guard jointly confer
meritorious service awards during ceremonies at the following
conferences: FAPAC, LULAC, SAIGE, NAACP, FEW, BIG, NOMAR, National
Image, and Latina Style. The POC for award winner attendance is Mr.
Juan Torres, COMDT (CG-00H), 202-372-4594, Juan.L.Torres(at)uscg.mil.
10. Mr. Curtis B Odom, Director of Civilian Human Resources,
Diversity and Leadership, sends.
11. Internet release authorized.

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