U.S. Submarine Force Speaker's Bureau
The U.S. Submarine Force welcomes the opportunity to share with our communities the stories of our U.S. Navy, our Submarine community, and, most importantly, the Sailors who serve beneath the sea.
No Cost for Speakers
There are no fees associated with requesting a Navy speaker. Speakers are not allowed to accept fees or stipends for speaking engagements, and speakers are not allowed to accept repayment for expenses. Travel expenses are covered by the speaker’s command. Due to budget limits, speakers generally will be sourced from the commands or hometowns closest to the event.
Organization and Event Information
Requesting organizations must be open to membership from all races, creed, color, gender or national origin. Speakers may not participate in any activity or event associated with:
Promotional activities, endorsements or marketing for private businesses
Events that provide a selective benefit to the promotion, endorsement or sponsorship of an individual, group or organization, including any religious or sectarian organizations, ideological movement, political campaign or organization or commercial enterprise
Any activity in which a group has been unlawfully segregated or unequally treated on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or sexual orientation
Any activity or event that is held to stage controversy or confrontation
Events that are associated with partisan political activities
Organizations that withhold their constitutions, bylaws or membership qualifications from the general public
Organizations or activities expressing ideals contrary to U.S. Government policy.
Request & Timing
We prefer to receive requests 3 months or more before the event, but no less than 30 days before the event. Generally, the higher the rank, the busier the schedule and more lead time is necessary. Even with enough time, however, we cannot guarantee a requested speaker’s availability.
To request a Submariner to speak at your event, send a formal invitation to:
Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Submarine Forces
1430 Mitscher Ave
Norfolk, VA 23551-2492
With the letter, include a completed form DD2536. The form DD2536 allows us to collect the information we need to staff the request efficiently.
Requests may be scanned and emailed to USFF_COMSUBLANT_NFLT_PAO@navy.mil.
Because of U.S. Navy emergent mission needs, not every speaking engagement request may be filled. In many cases, while we may not be able to provide a by-name request speaker, we may be able to facilitate alternative speakers.