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ANSO Eastern Region Symposium, 03-04 December 2018 in Miami, Florida

December 3, 2018 @ 7:30 am - December 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm



On behalf of the Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO), it is my honor to invite you to participate in our next ANSO Eastern Region Mentoring and Career Development Symposium, will take place at the United States Coast Guard Air Station Miami, located inside the area of the Opa-Locka Executive Airport, 14750 NW 44th Court, Opa-Locka, Florida on Monday and Tuesday, 03-04 December 2018. The theme for this symposium will be “Molding Tomorrow’s Sea Service Leaders and Their Futures!”

Five years ago, we changed our year-long program to a series of periodic, regionalized, one-day professional mentoring and career development symposiums and we have seen an increase in overwhelmingly positive feedback from our symposium attendees. Based on that positive feedback, specifically an increasing need in our mentoring program, I have increased the duration of our symposiums to two days (two two-day symposiums per year, one per region). As we continue to focus each of our symposiums on our primary mission – mentoring and career management in growing leaders (Officers and Enlisted) for the future of our sea services – with onsite mentoring that is closely aligned to individual key career milestone events, our symposiums have achieved great success and participation along with an increased propensity for attendees to continue to serve in uniform. Moreover, our renewed efforts fully support the continuing leadership development programs of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

My secondary mission is community outreach. Remembering that we truly expect our Sea Services to reflect the “face of our nation,” especially in our senior leadership ranks – Officer and Enlisted, not only do we concentrate on mentoring our Hispanic Shipmates of today in order for them to become our leaders of tomorrow, but we also continue to grow and nurture the youth of today to be our leaders of tomorrow. Our ANSO Chapters have been very active in supporting their local Hispanic Communities and School Districts.

Your participation and support are key to the success of our program. The focus of our Mentoring and Career Development Symposiums are for you – our next generation of Sea Service Leaders. It is our aim to help you become the best qualified candidate for promotion and for leadership positions in our Sea Services.


William D. Rodriguez, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, Retired
National President, Association of Naval Services Officers, Incorporated


For Attendees:  Please bring your Performance Summary Records, FITREPs, OERs, Evals, etc so that you can make the most from this symposium and your one-on-one mentoring.  This is especially important if you are close to coming before a promotion or selection board!


Funding and Sponsorships for the Symposium:

I have asked the Sea Services to fund our symposium as follows:

  • Navy: 50 Attendees at $100.00 per attendee per day
  • Coast Guard: 25 Attendees at $100.00 per attendee per day
  • Marine Corps: 25 Attendees at $100.00 per attendee per day

You will need to contact your Sea Service Diversity Office to obtain one of these sponsorships BEFORE registering online for the symposium. If authorized by your specific command, other TDY costs and per diem costs may be secured through your individual command.


Available hotels:  (Don’t forget to ask for a Military or Government Discounted Rate!)

  • Residence Inn Miami Coconut Grove,
    Address: 2835 Tigertail Ave, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
    Phone: (305) 285-9303
  • Holiday Inn Port of Miami Downtown
    Address: 340 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
    Phone: (305) 371-4400
  • Some recommended hotels in Miami Lakes that are within 5 to 6 miles west of our symposium at the Coast Guard Air Station:

    Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club
    6842 Main Street, Miami Lakes, FL, 33014



    La Quinta Inn & Suites Miami Lakes

    7925 Nw 154th St, Miami Lakes, FL, 33016



    8079 Nw 154th St, Miami Lakes, FL, 33016

    Hotel Indigo Miami Lakes

    7601 Miami Lakes Drive, Miami Lakes, FL, 33014, United States



    15700 NW 77th Court, Miami Lakes, FL, 33016



2018 ANSO ERS Theme: :  Molding Tomorrow’s Sea Services Leaders and Their Futures!

Location: United States Coast Guard Air Station Miami, located inside the area of the Opa-Locka Executive Airport, 14750 NW 44th Court, Opa-Locka, Florida

Navy – E7 and above Service khakis, E6 and below Service Uniform
Marine Corps – Dress Blue Deltas
Coast Guard – Tropical Blue
Civilians – Business Casual Attire


Schedule of Events for Day One (Monday, 03 December 2018)



Set-up and check in (sign up for one-on-one mentoring)

ANSO President & VP to meet with Flag Officers

Local Chapter

RDML Will Rodriguez, USN, Retired

0730-0800 Welcome                                                                                           RDML Will Rodriguez, USN, Retired
Administrative Remarks                                                               LCDR Katiuska Pabon-Beauchamp, USCG, Retired
Colors/National Anthem
0800-0815 Introductory Speech National President, ANSO
0815-0900 State of ANSO                                                                                  National President, ANSO
0900-0915 BREAK
0915-1000 Coast Guard Service Brief CDR Rodney Rios, USCG

ADM Karl Schultz, USCG (Commandant of the Coast Guard

1000-1045 Marine Corps Service Brief LtCol Jen Ballard, USMC

MajGen Fred Padilla, USMC (Director, Joint Capabilities Integration Directorate, Department of Combat Development & Integration, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps)

1045-1100 BREAK
1100-1145 Navy Service Chief Brief LCDR Rolando Machado, Jr, USN

RADM John Nowell, USN (Director, Military Personnel Plans & Policy (N13))

1145-1245 Lunch
1245-1315 Keynote Speaker                                                                             RADM Peter Brown, USCG (District 7 Commander,                                                                                                                           Miami, FL)
1315-1415 Professional Development Sessions (Service Led) Service Reps
1415-1430 BREAK



One-on-one mentoring (concurrent with agenda) (sign up at registration desk)

Coast Guard Diversity & Inclusion Brief



Miguel Aviles (CG D&I Division Chief)




The Importance of Service (Hon. Lincoln Diaz-Balart,           LCDR Rolando Machado, Jr, USN

Chairman, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute)


ANSO Members-only Meeting                                                     RDML Will Rodriguez, USN, Retired & 
Motivation & Wrap-up Day 1                                                        Maj Kevin Cortes, USMC, Retired

1800-2000 Social Hour Local Chapter


Schedule of Events for Day Two (Tuesday, 04 December 2018)


Welcome and Review of Previous Day                                         RDML Will Rodriguez, USN, Retired &

                                                                                                              LCDR Katiuska Pabon-Beauchamp, USCG, Retired



The Need Beyond the Need

Leadership Development


LCDR Rolando Machado, Jr, USN

Mr. Ryan Angel
Harvard Kennedy School, Executive Education for Transitioning Service Members

0900-0915 BREAK
0915-1015 Flag Panel                                                                                          RDML Will Rodriguez, USN, Retired
1030-1130 E-9 Panel                                                                                           RDML Will Rodriguez, USN, Retired 
1130-1300 Lunch                                                                                                 RADM Jim Rendon, USCG (Superintendent, USCGA)
1300-1500 Continuation of One-on-one mentoring (Various locations)
1500 Wrap-up
1400-1700 ANSO BOD-only Strategic Planning Meeting                            RDML Will Rodriguez, USN, Retired 


December 3, 2018 @ 7:30 am
December 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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LCDR Katiuska Pabon-Beaucchamp, USCGR, Ret


US Coast Guard Air Station Miami
14750 NW 44th Court
Opa-locka, FL 33054 United States
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