ANSO was featured in a Nightly News report that aired on November 10, 2021, which talked about Hispanic/Latino representation at the upper levels of our military services. Our President, CAPT Roy Love (USN ret), was interviewed and his comments are featured at the 2:44 mark.
As CAPT Love mentions in the interview, we/ANSO are blessed to have the support of, and access to, many senior leaders that make themselves available to our membership. Perfect example is our current Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Carlos Del Toro, who has been an active ANSO member and who recently participated in our Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) and 40th Anniversary virtual celebration. His remarks at the event can be found in our new ANSO Lens page. Other highlights of the event can be seen on our YouTube Channel Playlist.
The NBC report is a great opportunity for ANSO to get national level visibility and we must build on the momentum by educating people on our organization, and continue our mission dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and promotion of Hispanics and Latinos across all ranks of the US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, and US Merchant Marine. To that end, we continue to actively work to provide opportunities for our members to obtain the career guidance, mentorship, and professional development necessary to prepare and successfully compete for those challenging assignments and opportunities. Nothing is impossible with the right attitude and support network.
Some of our new initiatives/features include:
- En Familia Monthly Messages
- YouTube Channel
- ANSO Lens Page
- Resources and Professional Development Opportunities
- BD1 – BlueDragon Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis (HCA) Analyst Certification Training
- ANSO Strategic Plan 2021
As we continue to focus on the Lines of Effort (LOEs) outlined in our ANSO Strategic Plan 2021, we ask members to participate in our local chapters, consider taking on leadership roles at the chapter or national level, and take advantage of the opportunities made available. We will continue to provide updates via emails, our website, and our social media channels. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, or recommendations. We are at your service, thank you for your continued support, and Adelante con ANSO!!