Thursday, August 06, 2009

Diversity Thursday

Man, I have good spies.

Looks like the overcaffeinated Diversity Bullies got a bit carried away last month.
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 14:57
Subject: Illegal offering of Blues Rides/Carrier & Sub embarks for Diversity Essay contest

Diversity Directorate and CNRC,

I am extremely concerned with the following link/advertisement I just came across. (Thanks to NAVCO for calling to inquire about this.)

As you all are probably aware, the Navy can not legally offer rides in Blue Angel jets or offer carrier or submarine embarks as a prize/reward/give-away for contests.

The POC for submissions for this is obviously a SHPE representative. I was going to send this email directly to the listed email address for submissions, but thought it best N134 or CNRC handle it due to the obvious tie-ins.

Let's keep our JAGs from hitting the roof if we can and get a quick handle on this one.

The POC listed is for submissions for this contest is:

Diversity Program Manager
(619) 767-[REDACTED] / DSN 577-[REDACTED]
Email: laura[REDACTED]
Here is the website in question, in case it has changed - here is the cache.

Lovely things; awww heck, I'll publish it here.
Hispanic students are strongly encouraged to enter the Navy Diversity Essay Competition for a chance to win your choice of these once-in-a- life-time opportunities:

• Passenger ride on a U.S. Navy Blue Angel

• Sail aboard a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier

• Embark in a U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine


Entries must meet the all requirements:

* Cover Page: Must be a separate page from the essay. Must include the title of your essay, your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, a 200 word (maximum length) biography, and the word count of your essay.
* Essay: Must be 1,250 words or less addressing the following topic: “Service to Country as an Engineer.”
* Do not write your name or any other personal identifier on your essay. All essays will be reviewed as if unknown author to give all essays an equal and unbiased review.
* Only write the title of your essay and the total word count at the top of each page of your essay. This will be a unique combination.
* Photographs are encouraged as supporting documents. Digital photos must be at least 600dpi; printed photos must be at least 4”x6”.
* Your submission must be an original analytical and/or interpretive work not currently submitted or previously published elsewhere.


Must be postmarked by September 10, 2009 or emailed by 5:00pm PST, September 10, 2009.


* SHPE student member pursuing a STEM degree in an accredited U.S. university or community college.
* Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
* Must be at least 18 years old.
* SHPE membership application can be submitted with your essay entry. Visit to become a member of SHPE.


Entries can be made via email or regular mail. Email entries should be sent to [REDACTED] Hard copies of essays and pictures must be mailed to the AHETEMS Office with the following address:

c/o Navy Diversity Essay Competition
UT-Arlington, College of Engineering
416 Yates Street - Rm 619
Arlington, TX 76019


* AHETEMS will select 10 essays for a follow up interview.
* Notifications will be sent by October 7, 2009.
* Interviews will be conducted on site at the 2009 SHPE Conference on October 29, 2009.
* Winners will be announced during the Gala Banquet on October 31, 2009.


First, second, and third place winners will have their choice of award in respective order.

• Passenger ride on a U.S. Navy Blue Angel

• Sail aboard a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier

• Embark in a U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine

NOTE: The individual who selects the Blue Angel ride must abide and qualify by all regulations as set forth in the Blue Angels support manual. All top prize winners are required to submit a personal account of their experience for each event to both AHETEMS and the Navy Recruiting Command no later than two weeks after execution, to be published in the SHPE Magazine.

Navy Diversity Essay Competition
Commander, Navy Recruiting Command
5722 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38054
For more information, please contact the AHETEMS Office at [REDACTED] or (817) 272-[REDACTED].
What do you say a brown haired, brown eyed "Black Irish" Patrick O'Malley from San Diego might make the pre-interview cut before a blond haired, blue eyed Tim Gonzalez (they are out there) would?

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