We are assembling the slate for the annual election of the ANSO Board of Directors (BOD) and we are issuing a call for nominees for positions due for rotation, and for nominees to fill out-of-cycle vacancies. BOD positions are critical to our mission success and we need all positions filled.
Per Article III, Section 4, of the ANSO Operations Manual, the positions up for election this year, for a 2-year term, are:
- Membership Coordinator
- Judge Advocate
- Public Affairs Officer
Current out-of-cycle vacancies (also two-year terms):
- Service-wide Representatives
- USMC Enlisted Representative
- USCG Enlisted Representative
- USN Enlisted Representative
- US Merchant Marines Representative
- Western Region Vice President
To have a broad representation on the Board, we are looking for nominees from among the active, retired, veteran, officer, enlisted, and civilian ranks, and who serve(d) in the USN, USMC, USCG, Merchant Marines, or NOAA.
A nominee must be a member in good standing and be interested in the Association’s leadership and decision-making process. The Board controls the assets of the Association, establishes policies, and initiates, implements, and executes whatever measures it deems necessary to further the interests of the Association. For more details on our elections process and criteria, please refer to our OPMAN and ByLaws, which are located under the Resources page on our website (NOTE: you will need to login to the ANSO website to access the Resources page and the nomination form). Board experience is NOT required. This is a great opportunity to gain executive level leadership experience.
If you would like to nominate someone or submit yourself for consideration, please submit your nomination via the ANSO Nomination Form on our website (NOTE: you will need to login to the ANSO website to submit a nomination). You will need to include a one page biography, with a picture that can be used on the ballot, and a brief statement of what the candidate has done to further the goals of ANSO. Also, please check with your nominee to ensure they will serve.
In considering potential nominees, geography need not be a factor. Most business is conducted virtually, except for the annual Board meetings, held during the National Symposiums twice yearly on the East and West coasts.
The deadline for nominations is 30 October 2023. After the closing date, we will validate the names for the ballot from those nominated and members will vote for nominees in each category. Elections will be held electronically on or about 15 November. The election results and new BOD officials will be announced at ANSO’s December symposium in San Diego on 5-7 December.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please get in touch with me or our Vice President, LCDR Rolando Machado.
We are at your Service,
Roy Love, CAPT, USN (Ret)
President Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO)
¡Adelante con ANSO!