Thursday, January 12, 2012

Diversity Thursday

It is time to bask in it again - naked in tooth and claw; the Diversity autogeneration machine, zombie like, exudes its annual display of what (D)iveristy is all about.

Simple cultural Marxist, sectarian, socio-political division. It is the Navy's ongoing disgrace that it has slathered its honor with such a patronizing, intellectually fetid, cheesy, sebaceous concept as this.

Behold the Navy's annual mal-translation of E Pluribus Unum; add up the manhours and TAD funds. Wallow in the hypocracy; cry the beloved country.

-----OFFICIAL INFORMATION DISPATCH FOLLOWS-----
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SUBJ: 2012 NAVY MILITARY DIVERSITY AWARD NOMINATIONS (CORRECTED COPY)
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NAVADMIN 004/12
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SUBJ/2012 NAVY MILITARY DIVERSITY AWARD NOMINATIONS//
RMKS/1. NOMINATIONS ARE BEING COLLECTED FOR THE 2012 OFFICE OF DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AWARDS (ODMEO). ODMEO ENGAGES WITH EXTERNAL AFFINITY GROUPS TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL EVENTS TO RECOGNIZE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL AT AWARD CEREMONIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THESE AWARDS HONOR MILITARY MEMBERS AND DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, MEN AND WOMEN, WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE DOD MISSION, OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS, OR WHOSE ATTRIBUTES BEST EPITOMIZED THE QUALITIES AND CORE VALUES OF THEIR RESPECTIVE MILITARY SERVICE OR OTHER DOD COMPONENT. THE NAVY OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (N134) WILL BE COLLECTING NAVY MILITARY NOMINATIONS FOR 2012. MILITARY NOMINATIONS INCLUDE ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE SERVICE MEMBERS, BUT CRITERIA VARY FOR EACH AWARD. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT (WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/DIVERSITY/AWARDS).
2. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE CURRENT DIVERSITY MILITARY AWARDS:
A. FEDERAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN COUNCIL (FAPAC) MILITARY
MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
EVENT DATE: 30 APRIL - 4 MAY 2012
LOC: ATLANTA, GA
AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE: 1 MARCH 2012
B. SOCIETY OF AMERICAN INDIAN GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (SAIGE)
MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
EVENT DATE: 3-7 JUNE 2012
LOC: DENVER, CO
AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE: 16 APRIL 2012
C. LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC) EXCELLENCE AWARD
EVENT DATE: 25-30 JUNE 2012
LOC: ORLANDO, FL
AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE: 27 APRIL 2012
D. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP) ROY WILKINS RENOWN SERVICE AWARD
EVENT DATE: TBD JULY 2012
LOC: HOUSTON, TX
AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE: 10 MAY 2012
E. FEDERALLY EMPLOYED WOMEN (FEW) RECOGNITION AWARD
EVENT DATE: 16-20 JULY 2012
LOC: DETROIT, MI
AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE: 24 MAY 2012
F. BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT (BIG) MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
EVENT DATE: TBD AUGUST 2012
LOC: TBD
AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE: 28 JUNE 2012
G. NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEXICAN AMERICAN RIGHTS (NOMAR)
MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
EVENT DATE: 27-31 SEPTEMBER 2012
LOC: TBD
AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE: 13 JULY 2012
H. NATIONAL IMAGE, INCORPORATED MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
EVENT DATE: TBD SEPTEMBER 2012
LOC: LAS VEGAS, NV
AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE: 23 JULY 2012
I. HISPANIC ENGINEER NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CORPORATION
(HENAAC) CADET ROLE MODEL AWARD
EVENT DATE: TBD OCTOBER 2012
LOC: TBD
AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE: 30 AUGUST 2012
J. OUTSTANDING DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) EMPLOYEE WITH A DISABILITY AWARD
EVENT DATE: TBD DECEMBER 2012
LOC: BETHESDA, MD
AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE: 17 JULY 2012
3. CANDIDATES MUST BE NOMINATED BY THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER OR OFFICER-IN-CHARGE. THE NOMINATING COMMAND'S IMMEDIATE SUPERIOR IN COMMAND (ISIC) MUST PROVIDE AN ENDORSEMENT PRIOR TO PACKAGE SUBMISSION. IF AN ISIC RECEIVES MULTIPLE NOMINATION PACKAGES, THE ISIC SHOULD ENDORSE AND FORWARD ONLY ONE NOMINATION FOR EACH CATEGORY. NOMINATION PACKAGES MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
A. COVER OR TRANSMITTAL MEMORANDUM WITH ISIC, CO OR OIC ENDORSEMENT.
B. NOMINEE AND NOMINATING OFFICIAL CONTACT INFORMATION TO INCLUDE NAME, POSITION, ADDRESS, PHONE, AND E-MAIL.
C. A NARRATIVE DESCRIBING THE AWARD WINNERS ACCOMPLISHMENTS WARRANTING THE RECOGNITION SPECIFIC TO THE AWARD AS A MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT NOT TO EXCEED TWO PAGES (SINGLE-SPACED, 12-POINT FONT, WITH 1 INCH LEFT AND RIGHT MARGINS).
D. AN AWARD CITATION HIGHLIGHTING THE AWARD WINNER'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT (SINGLE-SPACED, NOT TO EXCEED TWELVE LINES OF NARRATIVE, 12-PITCH FONT, WITH 1 INCH LEFT AND RIGHT MARGINS). PLEASE DO NOT SEND A SCANNED OR PDF DOCUMENT.
E. A SINGLE-SPACED BIOGRAPHY OF THE AWARD WINNER NOT TO EXCEED ONE PAGE.
F. A DIGITAL HEAD AND SHOULDERS COLOR OR BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE AWARD WINNER (.JPG FORMAT PREFERRED).
4. NOMINATIONS ARE DUE NLT 1700 (EST), ON THEIR RESPECTIVE DUE DATES. NOMINATIONS MISSING AN ISIC ENDORSEMENT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. SUBMIT ELECTRONIC NOMINATION PACKAGES DIRECTLY TO LT JOSEPH [redacted] VIA E-MAIL AT JOSEPH.[redacted](AT)NAVY.MIL. DO NOT MAIL NOMINATION PACKAGES DIRECTLY TO THE APPLICABLE ORGANIZATION.
5. OPNAV N134 WILL HOST AN AWARDS BOARD COMPRISED OF OPNAV N1 STAFF AND FORWARD NOMINATIONS TO ODMEO. THE NAMES OF THE AWARD WINNERS WILL BE POSTED PUBLICLY ON THE DIVERSITY AWARD WEBPAGE AND COMMANDS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA PERSONAL FOR MESSAGE.
6. AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE APPLICABLE CONFERENCE LISTED ABOVE. THE AWARD RECIPIENT'S ORGANIZATION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CERTIFYING THE NOMINATIONS AND FUNDING ANY TRAVEL AND PER DIEM COSTS FOR THE AWARDS PRESENTATION.
7. POINT OF CONTACT IS LT JOSEPH [redacted], NAVY (MILITARY) DIVERSITY AWARDS COORDINATOR, ENGAGEMENT, OPNAV N134, (703) 604-[redacted] OR E-MAIL AT JOSEPH.[redacted]AT)NAVY.MIL AND MS. SONYA TUCKER-LONG AT (202) 685-[redacted] OR E-MAIL AT SONYA.TUCKER-[redacted](AT)NAVY.MIL.
8. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//
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UNCLASSIFIED//

63 comments:

Cap'n Bill said...

One's mind wanders on the retired mid-watch. Just imagine how much good could be done along marlinspike passageway were all these diversity folks put to work in basic seamanship..might be able to start a new surface warfare business: overhauling pilot ladders for the fleet and the merchant world. Ah Sucks..better go hit the sack.

Avi8tor said...

An old Seawolf sent me some video of HAL-3 this morning. I've read much about them in the past, but I studied the video carefully nonetheless. I came away from it upset because my Navy is nothing like his Navy was -- in more ways than one. My Navy is fraught with PC BS, and this is just one more example of it.

Eric Palmer said...

Here is the photo to go along with my submission.

http://www.x-entertainment.com/stuff/ack1.jpg

OutlawMike said...

Forget it. You didn't shave.

unredacted said...

I wonder what Ms Sonya Tucker-Long's unredacted email address might be....

Steel City said...

One can only hope  that OPNAV N134 will be eliminated in the next OPNAV reorganization.  Capable fleet sailors are being told their services are no longer needed and we have untold people involved and perpetuating this no-value exercise.  Sad!

Steel City said...

One can only hope  that OPNAV N134 will be eliminated in the next OPNAV reorganization.  Capable fleet sailors are being told their services are no longer needed and we have untold people involved and perpetuating this no-value exercise.  Sad!

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Not a dime should be considered for cut from the DoD budget anywhere, especially the Navy, until this nonsense is purged, and LT Joseph, Sonia Tucker-Long, and Admiral van Buskirk are collecting unemployment. 

Mike M. said...

Seamanship?  Heaven forbid!  The next thing, you'll be proposing that Sailors actually get regular small arms practice.

"Commodore Levy" said...

Hey, this reminds me...have they cut up the Olympia for scrap yet? Probably only a matter of time. It's not like the Navy will try to save it...

MR T's Haircut said...

<span><span><span>"A DIGITAL HEAD AND SHOULDERS COLOR OR BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPH"</span></span></span>
<span><span><span></span></span></span> 
<span><span><span>Can we say "Black and White"?</span> </span></span>

MR T's Haircut said...

JIBBER JABBER!!!  PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Private money and effort will save her.

Just like the economy.  Just like health care.

Old Nuke said...

Isn't the League of United Latin American Citizens tied up with  La Raza (The Race)?  These are the organizations that seek to establish Chicano SUPREMEMACY<span><span>.</span></span>

Giving a diversity award in the name of LULAC is tantamount to the Ku Klux Klan giving a full ride scholarship to a black woman to attend Notre Dame.

Old Nuke said...

Just be glad they didn't say colored or black & white photograph

Old Nuke said...

The more I dig into this website, the more I feel like yakking ....

<span>http://tinyurl.com/73v27f3</span>

Chris G. said...

Don't you mean restored? I would think the logic is, if you have $$ to waste on this, you obviously have too much.

DeltaBravo said...

Awww... I'm disappointed, Phib.  I read your first sentence and was hopeful we'd get TWO nakey posts in a row.  It's just diversity.  That's no fun.

Aubrey said...

Well, Barry's new domestic policy czar was a board member of La Raza so it is obviously a warm, fuzzy, happy, inclusive, skittles-sh&$@ing-unicorn of an organization!

Actus Rhesus said...

I thought about submitting my Chief for the FEW award...but then I realized I can't because one of the requirements is participating in activities to promote women's employment.  She doesn't have time for that because she's too busy being my Chief.

so I suppose I'll just have to put her in for a good old fashioned competitive EP.

Aubrey said...

Seamanship?! What the heck are you thinking? That would imply that the first priority was naval war fighting - why would you want to spread such vicious slander?!

The Usual Suspect said...

Admiral Greenert call your office...

UltimaRatioRegis said...

No, not too much money.  Much worse.  The egregious offense of using the limited money intended to defend this nation to instead further the racial/gender/sexual preference agendas of the far left. 

Starting with this despicable sycophant:

Old Nuke said...

<span>Current months honoring special groups of Sailors </span>

Women's History Month is March

African American / Black History Month is February

American Indian & Alaskan Native Heritage Month is November

Hispanic Heritage Month is September.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is April

--- Am I missing any?? 


          

pk said...

how about deckchipping.

they've already got the kneepads.

C

Old Farter said...

Still waiting for my nomination as grumpy, old, out of a billet reservist award. GOOOBR

Dave Foster said...

And some more just in...

From: NAVAIR Commander
Sent: Thu 1/12/2012 8:46 AM
Subject: One of Many, All of Value

Teammates,

As I mentioned in my Holiday message, last year was an outstanding success for our organization.  I'm extremely proud of the commitment and technical expertise each of you apply every day toward the development of the best possible products for our warfighters.

This year, we'll continue our focus and measure our success by how much progress we achieve in the key areas of delivering warfighting capabilities, reducing acquisition cycle time and total ownership cost, and in implementing a long-range workforce strategy.  Unlike previous years, we face resource challenges ahead and so it is important that we optimize our efforts in all three areas.

One clear way to build and sustain a creative and skilled workforce is to recognize and capitalize on the varied perspectives such a workforce brings to the development of products and solutions. Our CAO CONOPS model relies on the collaborative efforts of distinct talents to achieve innovative, successful outcomes.  Every individual, civilian or military, is a valuable component, and just as different skills are essential to innovation, so too are different experiences, backgrounds and ideas.  These varied perspectives enhance our collective thought and sharpen our analysis processes that are so critical to developing innovative solutions and products.

Varied perspectives come from a diverse workforce, and our diversity initiatives will contribute significantly to the success of our Integrated Product Teams, Competencies, FRCs and Warfare Centers and, therefore, the entire NAVAIR organization.  We are better positioned to succeed when we embrace all aspects of diversity and provide an environment committed to respect and inclusion for all.

I intend to give particular focus to our long-range workforce strategy and ensuring that NAVAIR is centered on its core value to embrace a diverse workforce.  This past year we created an Executive Diversity Council of senior leaders who recognize the relevance of a diverse workforce to the future of NAVAIR.  They have joined with me to ensure an inclusive environment fostering sensitivity, dignity and respect; promote a command climate that emphasizes the importance of respectful dialogue; and to clearly define our standards, expectations and accountability to all NAVAIR employees.  

As we celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I urge you to seek out opportunities to enhance awareness and understanding of diversity through personal interaction, training and mentoring.  I encourage you all to participate actively in these activities with an open mind.  Help us make NAVAIR an inclusive workplace with a workforce motivated to the job-at-hand and dedicated to each other.  In an organization driven by the future we must never stop learning, and personal growth in our values and beliefs is a critical part of the learning process.

We are all part of the same team.  While you are one of many, you are all of value and all deserving of respect, human dignity and acceptance.  NAVAIR is committed to ensuring and protecting those rights for every employee.

Good on ya! 
VADM David Architzel

bdoran said...

you're so diverse, you now zorch Aircraft Carriers around the globe.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=zorch

UltimaRatioRegis said...

I was sorta thinking of Black-Indian Gay Officer Technician award.

You know.  BIGOT.

C-dore 14 said...

Can't say that there hasn't been progress though.  It used to be that these requests for nominations would come in separate messages rather than in a single consolidated one.

LT B said...

EF that.  The best thing anybody can do for womein in the workforce is their job.  Write her up for being a stellar perfomer and example to all that a sailor should aspire to being a chief like her.  Not a Black one, not a Red one, not a Yellow one, Not a taco or hot dog loving one, not a female or a male one.  Just a kick ass chief.  If everybody were sailors, good mediocre, or bad, we would save money, have more esprit de corps and would not have that nagging question about qualifications. 

AT1 said...

Is it too late to put in Captain Graf for a much deserved award??

Aubrey said...

Unfortunately ADM Greenert has been all words and no actions. Put your hand up anyone who expects that to change...

Adversus Omnes Dissident said...

Oops.  Redaction fail.  Sonya's full name is listed in F.7

Adversus Omnes Dissident said...

Bite your tongue!  Cut up the Olympia?!

Adversus Omnes Dissident said...

The queen of England must have regifted the iPod that Obama gave her to Mighty Mike....

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Ya know, Sal only does that to be polite.  UNCLASS message traffic and official phone numbers and e-mail addresses are a matter of public record.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Yeah, and Miss Mullen is using it to listen to Jay Z so he can feel more diverse.

QSPN said...

The more things change, the more they stay the same. We've been set back 100 years to the days of NINA--no Irish need apply.

Byron said...

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...

andrewdb said...

OT (sorry Sal) - URR:

Will you be in SD for WEST later this month?  The offer to buy you a beer still stands.  Sal (and Galrahn) have my contact info.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Yeah, I will actually be in SD.  Let's drink beer.  

I dunno for sure, but I think our reptilian host is also attending.  Was sagst du, Phib?

DM05 said...

Diverseficiency. At least we got that going for us. ;)

LCDRLDO6440 said...

<span>7 November 2011 WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President </span><span><span>Barack</span><span>Obama </span><span>will</span></span><span> ask government agencies on Wednesday to find cost savings by cutting back in areas ranging from travel and vehicles to purchases of promotional coffee mugs and gadgets.  </span>

<span>So if I do win one of these I'll have to VTC in to accept the award.  Bummer....</span>

Dave Foster said...

Let's get with the biofuels, people...

Grumpy Old Ham said...

A DoD organization with which I'm familiar just published direction regarding compliance with said guidance.  Paraphrasing (a little):

"Purchase of promotional items...shall be very limited and require approval of [organizational unit directors]....Exemptions to this direction are given to [HR organizations] for recruiting and diversity (emphasis mine) activities."

((double faceplant))

bullnav said...

Since I am half Estonian, I am going to start the SEAS, the Society of Estonian-American Submariners and get an award going...yeah, let's see how far that goes.

MR T's Haircut said...

seems kind of nancy boy to be on the same page as the SEAL Sniper now doesnt it?

Adversus Omnes Dissident said...

No Sir.  No they are not.  Officially,they must be FOIA'd.  Don't get me wrong, I've passed stuff to Sal that he has posted, so I'm not casting stones.  But even UNCLASSIFIED traffic can be denied in FOIA.

mike said...

The message in question is a NAVADMIN which anyone can read by going to the BUPERS website. Link is 

http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/NAVADMINS/Pages/NAVADMIN2012.aspx

From the source NAVADMIN anyone can view the complete email address.

FOIA is not required as BUPERS puts most all NAVADIMS on line for public access.

cdrsalamander said...

Sadly for the first time since retirement, I won't be able to make it to West.  New paying gig requires my full attention this CY.  2013, if I am graced with an invititation and I am still fog'n a mirror, should be doable.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

2013?  We will all be dead or in jail.... 


Will hoist one for ya, bub.

Chick CDR said...

My eyes glazed over around "I'm extremely proud..." And what's with "good on ya!" Really, VADM, it's not cute. Act your rank.

Chick CDR said...

I hate feminazis.

Chick CDR said...

Ugh! I grew up with that group! First they're all about assimilation, then they learned to follow the money trail and became all about being different. Waffling sell-outs. Then my college BF won't take me to his LULAC dance thingy b/c, you guessed it, I was too white! And he couldn't figure out why no, I didn't want to go out tomorrow. Duh. Y'know, it'd be great if every group would shuffle their identity to the rear of the word "American", wouldn't it? (Is this gonna put me on a watchlist or something, Sal? Is the FBI or DHS monitoring you yet? They should...) American-Mexican, American-Chinese, American-Irish, American-fill-in-the-blank. Maybe something that simple would get all of our diversity-addled brains more focused into believing and acting like we're the one nation we are.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

Hug A Badger, They're So Snuggly Day is every day!

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

They sliced up CV-6 USS ENTERPRISE, so why not? 

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

I know I would not want to be in South Dakota in January, it's cold enough in WI.

MR T's Haircut said...

"winning" a Diversity Award, is like being awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for working in the Gee-Dunk (true story).  The Irony is you have to be "Selected" based on your gender, skin color or parents and antecedents heritage.  Isnt that kinda RACIST?  Just sayin...

UltimaRatioRegis said...

STB, 

SD= San Diego!!!!!

Which, since this morning is -17 here in Vermont, will be MOST welcome for a week in January!!!!

Surfcaster said...

-17? Thats cold - we're plus 15 here along the bay - almost shorts weather.

Sadly still not enough ice for hardwater fishing.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Haven't had the ice here either, but probably will after this weekend. 

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