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Active Duty Marines can attend TAD

Active duty Marines can attend the 26th Biennial Convention and Personal Developement Conference in Denver on 2Sept to 7 Sept.

Maradmin 254/10

 

WOMEN MARINES ASSOCIATION (WMA) 26TH BIENNIAL CONVENTION

AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

Date Signed: 4/30/2010

MARADMIN Active Number: 254/10

R 301357Z APR 10

UNCLASSIFIED//

MARADMIN 254/10

MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//

SUBJ/WOMEN MARINES ASSOCIATION (WMA) 26TH BIENNIAL CONVENTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CONFERENCE//

POC/C. M. NELSON/CAPT /UNIT:MPE/-/TEL:(703) 784-9371//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THIS MARADMIN ANNOUNCES THE 26TH BIENNIAL WOMEN MARINES ASSOCIATION CONVENTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. THE CONFERENCE FEATURES SPECIALLY TAILORED WORKSHOPS FOR ACTIVE DUTY MARINES. WORKSHOPS AND OTHER EVENTS INCLUDE: PERSONAL SUCCESS-LED BY VERNICE ARMOUR, FORMER CAPT USMC; SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS PANEL-LED BY TOM BOCK, PAST NATIONAL COMMANDER AMERICAN LEGION; HEALTH PANEL-LED BY DR. JILL VECCHIO (LEADING ONCOLOGIST IN CO); FINANCIAL PANEL-LED BY KRISTIE SCHLOSS, FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD (CHAIR, DENVER BRANCH); AND A MARINE LEADERSHIP PANEL-LED BY BRIGADIER GENERAL SALINAS. AT PREVIOUS WMA CONVENTIONS, SPECIAL GUESTS HAVE INCLUDED THE COMMANDANT AND SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE MARINE CORPS. THIS YEAR’S GUEST SPEAKER AT

THE OPENING BANQUET IS (SES) MRS SHERYL MURRAY, COLONEL, USMC RETIRED, CURRENTLY SERVING AS THE ASSISTANT DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS.

2. THE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD 3-7 SEPTEMBER 2010 AT THE GRAND HYATT HOTEL IN DENVER COLORADO. THE WOMEN MARINES ASSOCIATION (WMA) IS A CIVILIAN NON-PROFIT, VETERANS ASSOCIATION COMPRISED OF WOMEN WHO HAVE SERVED OR ARE SERVING HONORABLY IN THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS ACTIVE OR RESERVE COMPONENTS. THE MISSION OF WMA INCLUDES THE PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF WOMEN WHO HAVE HONORABLY SERVED OUR NATION AND CORPS. WMA CONDUCTS PROGRAMS FOR CHARITABLE AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES BY SPONSORING A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR MARINES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, AS WELL AS SUPPORTING THE MCJROTC AWARDS PROGRAM.

3. ATTENDANCE IS OPEN TO MARINES SERVING IN AN ACTIVE DUTY OR RESERVE STATUS AND ALL FORMER MARINES. COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT ATTENDANCE IN ORDER TO FURTHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR PERSONNEL. ISSUANCE OF TAD ORDERS, TO INCLUDE REGISTRATION, TRANSPORTATION, LODGING, AND PER DIEM IS AUTHORIZED. IF FUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, PERMISSIVE TAD ORDERS MAY BE ISSUED. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.WOMENMARINES.ORG. THE CONFERENCE FEE FOR MARINES ON ORDERS WHEN REGISTERING IS 317 DOLLARS. ALL OTHER ATTENDEES MUST PAY THE INITIAL REGISTRATION FEE OF 50 DOLLARS BEFORE 30 JUNE OR 60 DOLLARS AFTER 30 JUNE AND CHOOSE A PACKAGE TO GUARANTEE ENTRANCE INTO THEIR CHOICE OF THE MAJOR EVENTS OF THE CONFERENCE.

4. ATTENDEES MUST REPORT ON THEIR TRAVEL CLAIM ALL MEALS THEY RECEIVED THAT WERE COVERED IN THE CONFERENCE FEE.

5. IN ORDER TO FACILITATE ATTENDANCE AND COMMAND REPRESENTATION, HQMC, MPE WILL FUND 25 MARINES TO ATTEND. NCOIC’S AND OIC’S MAY EMAIL REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION TO CAPT NELSON AT CAROLYN. NELSON@USMC.MIL BY 11 JUNE 10; INCLUDE THE NAME OF MARINE, RANK/GRADE, BILLET, DUTY STATION, EMAIL AND WORK PHONE NUMBER.

6. THE CONFERENCE LOCATION IS THE GRAND HYATT HOTEL, 1750 WELTON STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80202. HOTEL RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE BY CALLING (303)295-1234. WHEN MAKING HOTEL RESERVATIONS INDICATE THAT YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THE WMA CONVENTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. ROOM RATE FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES IS 99 DOLLARS, NOT INCLUDING STATE AND LOCAL TAXES.

7. THE UNIFORM FOR ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE MARINES IS SERVICE “C” WITH RIBBONS AND FOR THE OPENING AND CLOSING BANQUETS SERVICE “A” WITH RIBBONS AND BADGES, OR DRESS BLUE “A” OR HIGHER EQUIVALENT.

8. THIS MARADMIN IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.

9. THE WMA IS A NON-FEDERAL ENTITY WHOLLY INDEPENDENT OF THE MARINE CORPS.

10. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY (SES) MR. M. F. APPLEGATE, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER PLANS AND POLICY DIVISION.//

 

 

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