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The Navy welcomes the opportunity to share with our communities the story of the United States Navy, its important mission and the Sailors who serve with Navy pride. The objective of the Speakers Bureau is informing, educating, and increasing the understanding of the Navy, its people and its importance to national security.
Navy Medicine Speakers Bureau outreach program offers medical professional and experts an opportunity to address civic organizations, schools, businesses, and other public groups to increase public awareness of the Navy and to improve community relations.
Specific topics include but are not limited to Navy career or educational opportunities, Navy medical research development, Navy environmental health and Navy civil service opportunities.
The Public Affairs Office is also looking for Sailors who enjoy getting out in the community to share their Navy Medicine story, if you would to join, please send an email to or call 703-681-9088 for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions (Q&A):
How do I request a speaker?
Simply complete the speaker request form below and sent to submit to
DD Form2536_Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events (Non-Aviation) 
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How far in advance should I request a speaker?
All requests should be submitted at least 8 – 10 weeks prior to your event date, and a maximum of 6 months prior to your event. A minimum of 30 days is required.
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. 
Am I guaranteed to have a speaker for my event?
No. We make every attempt to fill all requests; however, Speakers Bureau participants are volunteers and may not be available for all events. Even with enough time, however, we cannot guarantee a requested speaker’s availability.
When requesting a specific admiral or captain (O-6 or above), you should send a formal invitation directly to the invitee in care of their staff, in addition to completing form DD2536. The form DD2536 allows us to collect the information we need to staff the request efficiently.
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.
Are there any events not entitled to receive Speakers Bureau services?
Yes. Speakers cannot participate in events for the purpose of fundraising, promotions, or any type of endorsements. 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. 
How much does it cost?
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.
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