2022 Membership Voting Results

With 107 NANP members casting their vote to elect: (1) a new Director starting in 2023; (2) selecting the location of the 2024 Navy Photographers Reunion; and (3) approving or disapproving the new NANP Bylaws, below are the results. Director (2023, 2024, 2025) – Gary Mann 2024 Navy Photographers Reunion Location – San Diego, CA NANP Bylaws Ratified Thanks to all members who cast their vote.

2022 NANP Scholarship Winner – Zach Solt

The 2022 NANP Scholarship was  awarded to Zachary Solt, grandson of William (Sammy) Solt.  Zach is a Junior at The University of Buffalo where he is majoring in English.  Upon graduating from The University of Buffalo in the spring of 2024, he plans to attend law school. Zachs’ ultimate goal is to help those who are unable to afford good legal representation. Congratulations to Zach and best wishes on his educational endeavors.

It’s Time to Vote

Greetings All, The NANP ballot for all members is now active. This year, you are voting for a new Director for a three year position beginning in 2023, the location for the 2024 Navy Photographers Reunion, and on ratifying the proposed NANP Bylaws. The deadline for submitting your ballot is midnight (PST), Dec. 7th, 2022. Thank you to all members who cast your vote. I also want to wish all of you and your families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Accepting Nominations for New NANP Director

The NANP has a Director position to fill and is accepting nominations. The new Director will serve three years beginning January 1st, 2023 and ending December 31st, 2025. Directors are members who are entrusted with overall direction of the Association. They are elected by vote of the General Membership to supervise, recommend and vote on issues brought before the Association. The results are then presented to the Membership for a vote to ratify. If any NANP member would like to make a nomination for Director’s position, please submit an email to the NANP Secretary at nanpsec@gmail.com or use the contacts form on the NANP website. Nominations will close at midnight (PST) on November 18th, 2022.

Congratulations to the FY-23 MCC Selectees

A hearty congratulations to the Mass Communication Specialists selected Chief Petty Officer for FY-2023. The National Association Naval Photography welcomes each of you into our organization. Your unmistakable skills and leadership will be a tremendous asset for us. We are more than thrilled to have young talent such as you join our team. It is time we brought in a fresh perspective.  MCC (Sel) Kory Alsberry MCC (Sel) Zachary Anderson MCC (Sel) Stacy Atkinsricks MCC (Sel) Cody Boyd MCC (Sel) Aidan Campbell          MCC (Sel) William Dodge    MCC (Sel) Claire Farin          MCC (Sel) Spencer Fling    MCC (Sel) Sean Furey MCC (Sel) Theodore Green    MCC (Sel) Patrick Grieco        […]

General Meeting Notes 7 November 2021

NANP GENERAL MEETING NOTES 7 NOVEMBER 2021 1. The meeting was called to order by the President, Sammy Solt at 14:35. 2. Unfinished Business a. Proposed changes to the Bylaws are still in the discussion phase. They will be further discussed by the Board of Directors, finalized, and then put to a vote via email to the General Membership. 3. New Business a. For the 2022 reunion, San Antonio, TX and San Diego, CA were proposed to the General Membership. San Antonio, TX was voted in. Mike Mullens and Gary Mann volunteered as event coordinators. b. For the 2023 reunion, Washington, DC, and Norfolk, VA were proposed to the General Membership. Washington, DC was voted in. Chuck Abell volunteered as […]

NANP Lifetime Dues Decreases

The NANP is making changes to the membership dues and categories effective January 1, 2022.  This change was voted in at the last general membership meeting held in Pensacola, FL. in November 2021. The annual memberships will no longer be available, but the Life Membership dues will be reduced from $125 to $95 to make it more affordable to all. Few, if any, annual members were renewing their memberships to keep in good standing.  The NANP website membership and application page is now revised to reflect the new changes. The Life membership comes with a NANP Life Certificate, the NANP embroidered patch, and a welcome letter. If you paid for an annual membership in either 2020 or 2021 only, please contact […]

Message from 2022/2023 NANP President – Wes Gibson

NANP Members, Shipmates, and Friends of Naval Photography, When I joined the Navy in 1980, I had no idea that I would become an instructor at the US Naval Schools of Photography. The very school I joined the Navy to attend. Nor did I ever imagine making Chief Petty Officer and completing a 20-year career as a Navy Photographer. So, the concept of becoming President of the National Association of Naval Photography 42 years later was beyond imagination. Yet, here I am. I lived the journey, but it’s still hard to comprehend. I am honored and appreciative for the opportunity to serve as President of our Association over the next two years. I want to thank our departing President, Sammy […]

Farewell Message from Sammy Solt

Shipmates, The sun has finally set on my tenure as President of the NANP. It has been one of the most rewarding positions I have ever held. It kept me in close contact with the many friends I have made over the years. I joined the Navy in 1961, and through my travels have met many wonderful people and created many precious memories. I have served with and made lifetime friends with many of you and was able to cultivate new and lasting relationships with many that I met after my retirement. These are relationships that I will cherish forever. Over the past two years, I was blessed with a Board of Directors (BOD) whose primary focus was keeping the […]

Christmas 2021

Shipmates, I would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season. It has been a privilege to serve you as president these past two years, and we hope that each experience at the reunion and with NANP was exceptional.  It has been a remarkable year for NANP and Naval Photography. We celebrated the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Photographers Mate rating in Pensacola, the birthplace of Naval Photography and the home for over 50 years of the photo schoolhouse. Naval Photography has come a long way since many of us attended school in building 1500.  But Navy Photography is still alive and thriving in today’s fleet.  We are the legacy of all the […]