Diversity council to meet in San Diego



The 11th semi-annual Fleet Diversity Council will be held April 7 in sunny San Diego.

The event is part of the Navy’s diversity initiatives. It is open for all interested military government personnel, with a strong emphasis on regional naval bases such as Point Loma, San Diego, Coronado, NAS North Island and Balboa medical center. Command managed equal opportunity officers and equal opportunity advisors are strongly encouraged to attend. And here’s the best part: Command funded travel from other areas is authorized and encouraged, according to NavAdmin 089/10.

The day will include two identical sessions. The first runs from 8 to 11 a.m. at the NBSD (32nd St.) base theater (Bldg 71). The second will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lowry Theater on North Island.

The Council’s purpose is to educate sailors, officers, and civilians on the value of diversity and the Navy’s multiple diversity initiatives. Keynote speaker at both sessions will be Dr. Samuel Betances, who will highlight diversity and its dynamic role in the Navy. And don’t think for a moment that you’ll be forced to endure hours of empty politically correct speech. The Navy is taking great strides in this arena, and people are taking notice. Just check out this story.

If you or someone in your command plans to attend the conference, send their name(s) to DCCM James Hervey at (619) 532-4797/DSN 522, or james.hervey@navy.mil, or to GSCS Ferdinand Biscocho at (619) 545-8634/DSN 735, or ferdinand.biscocho@navy.mil. RSVP must be made by April 2.

Dress will be uniform of the day or civilian equivalent.


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