|Chapter Name & Year Established||PFC Guy L. Gabaldon, USMC||2009|
|President||VACANT – Contact ANSO if interested.|
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Just as lights, decorations, parties, and special meals highlight the holiday season, the recent Western Regional Symposium (WRS) became an unforgettable energizing experience for the ANSO family. With in-person and virtual options for participants, WRS offered high-value presenters and multiple opportunities for professional networking. Mentoring sessions and panels at all levels of the enlisted and officer ranks allowed for reflection, growth, and re-commitment among participants from all Sea Services. WRS was a unique experience for many in attendance, particularly among those joining for the first time.
During the 2022 WRS, many participants and presenters shared personal stories of resilience and strength. These narratives were, for many, the most meaningful part of the event. The subjective nature of these narratives transcended through the experiences of connection generated by the spoken word. As Brene Brown has said, “maybe stories are just data with a soul.”
These shared narratives seem to have served the group in three different ways:
As the holidays approach, share your story. Whether your tradition is to celebrate Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or just the end of the year with special family rituals, food, or music, reach out and pull from your memory what makes this time of the year so meaningful. Share your story with those close to you or take advantage of the opportunities provided by ANSO to share your narratives through social media. Sharing your story has immeasurable power. Give it a try today.
ANSO Familia, build new memories with your loved ones! Enjoy this extraordinary time of the year. May your season be filled with joy, peace, and hope, a blessing to you and your family.
As part of ANSO’s strategic plan, we have launched a fundraising program to advance our mission through improved regional symposiums, the ANSO/CTR Factor Non-Profit Alliance Joint Leadership Institute, and the advancement of grass-root community outreach initiatives.
Each one of our five pillars is essential to our mission success, but community outreach can arguably be considered the most meaningful. Through our community initiatives, we (each ANSO member) share our experiences, educate both parents and young men and women on the opportunities available in the military, and mentor those who aspire to become the future leaders of our sea services.
Since 1981, ANSO has shaped the path of some of our highest ranking leaders serving today, and those leaders continue to be part of ANSO, but there is still much work to be done. ANSO members must navigate key assignments and professional development milestones to achieve personal and professional goals, and successfully compete for promotions and opportunities. The ANSO network can play a vital role in guiding those career decisions.
So, be a part of a future sea service leader’s journey and donate TODAY!
Please share the fundraising program with your personal and professional networks.
You can donate through our fundraising page or text “donate” to 202-831-9777.
Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will receive your tax receipt via email once the donation is processed.
Thank you for your continued support, and adelante con ANSO!!