To ensure continued success, our Navy must attract and influence the Nation's most talented and eligible workforce to serve. By partnering with major stakeholders, Navy will continue to attract academically competitive, well-rounded, diverse candidates with strong science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills, as well as retain the valuable talent we already possess. Partnerships with affinity groups are a critical part of this strategy.
Service members or Navy civilian employees electing to join affinity groups frequently do so because they share common background, cultural or formative experiences. Affinity groups have the inherent ability to invoke trust, openness, and a sense of responsibility in their members. Membership in an affinity group can provide a neutral forum for Sailors to receive guidance on issues such as career difficulties, choices that may impact advancement, and decisions concerning life-work balance. Affinity groups provide opportunities to develop mentoring relationships with someone of a similar background, or with specific concerns related to the affinity group's focus. They also provide a means for Sailors to conduct outreach, engage in professional development activities, and develop a richer sense of espirit de corps.
To learn more about affinity group events, please see the 2016 Diversity Events Calendar below:
Please note: There are many affinity groups around the country with respected charters, and this is not an exhaustive list.
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