Conference Approval

30th Annual National Symposium


For Active Duty Attendees In accordance with the new Conference Attendance Policy please note the following approval requirements:

Any active duty attendee requesting the use of government funds must submit their requests to the first Tier 2 approver in their chain of command. Unless otherwise directed by the Tier 2 approving official, final conference requests are to be submitted to the approval authority no later than 30 days prior to the conference start date. If no cost is incurred by the government (i.e.: people local to area), no approval is required.
For all activities and organizations under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). OPNAV Form 5050/11 must be used in processing all conference requests and can be downloaded HERE
Attendees and travel authorizing officials must be mindful of the need to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars in attending the symposium and are directed to follow the guidance in references A-D when authorizing travel. TAD orders may cover expenses incident to attendance and participation in the conference including transportation, per diem, and lodging fees.

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