¡Feliz Navidad y feliz año nuevo!
As this year draws to a close, Allet and I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, a very Happy Holiday Season, and a prosperous and joyous New Year! In spite of all the issues and opportunities that were thrown our way, e.g. Harvey, Irma, Maria, we have had another successful year at ANSO, e.g. Sea Service support and our new website. With God’s help, I am confident that 2018 will be even more successful!
It continues to be an honor for me to serve those who serve our Sea Services and our Nation! I want to take this special opportunity to thank all our members and especially our Board of Directors and our Board of Advisors as you all continue to be Servant Leaders and set the example for all to follow! You continue to make ANSO the premier organization for the advancement and advocacy of the Hispanic community within our Sea Services.
Many of our shipmates are deployed in harm’s way this holiday season, so as you enjoy this blessed season with your families, please remember those who are away from their homes and their loved ones. Please continue to reach out to our shipmates, and let them know that we are here to support them in whatever capacity the we are able!
Thank you for all for what you do to support our local Hispanic Communities, our Shipmates, our Sea Services, and our great nation. I look forward to another great year of mentoring and career management through our organization, our chapters and our symposiums.
Again, from the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy NEW YEAR!!
William D. Rodriguez, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, Retired
El Presidente de ANSO
Association of Naval Services Officers