2006 VADM JAMES STOCKDALE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE CDR BRIAN T. HOWES,
USN, AND CDR RICHARD L. CLEMMONS, USN, FROM THE PACIFIC FLEET AND
FLEET FORCES COMMAND ARE THE 2006 RECIPIENTS OF THE VADM JAMES
BOND STOCKDALE AWARD FOR INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP.  CDR HOWES IS
THE FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701) AND CDR
CLEMMONS IS THE COMMANDING OFFICER, USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80).
2.  THIS AWARD WAS ESTABLISHED IN HONOR OF VADM JAMES BOND
STOCKDALE, WHOSE DISTINGUISHED NAVAL CAREER SYMBOLIZED THE HIGHEST
STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE IN BOTH PERSONAL EXAMPLE AND LEADERSHIP.
THIS AWARD IS PRESENTED ANNUALLY TO TWO COMMISSIONED OFFICERS ON
ACTIVE DUTY BELOW THE GRADE OF CAPTAIN WHO ARE OR WERE IN COMMAND OF
A SINGLE SHIP, SUBMARINE, AVIATION SQUADRON, SEAL TEAM, (OR NAVAL
SPECIAL WARFARE SQUADRON) SEAL DELIVERY VEHICLE TEAM, SPECIAL
BOAT TEAM, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL MOBILE UNIT, MOBILE DIVING,
AND SALVAGE UNIT, OR NAVY SPECIAL CLEARANCE TEAM DURING THE
NOMINATION CYCLE.  CANDIDATES ARE NOMINATED BY THEIR PEERS, WHO ALSO
MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE AWARD.
3.  THE 2006 WINNERS WERE CHOSEN FROM AMONG NINE OUTSTANDING
FINALISTS IN A PROCESS THAT INCLUDED SCREENING AT THE FLEET
COMMANDER LEVEL, AND FINAL SELECTION BY A BOARD OF SENIOR OFFICERS.
TO THE FOLLOWING NAVY LEADERS, A WELL DESERVED CONGRATULATIONS.
PACIFIC FLEET FINALISTS:
- CDR ROBERT D. BOYER, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, STRIKE FIGHTER
SQUADRON 94
- CDR BABETTE B. BUSH, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, MOBILE DIVING AND
SALVAGE UNIT 1
- CDR LOGAN S. JONES, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, USS REUBEN JAMES
(FFG 57)
- CDR STEPHEN C. WISOTZKI, COMMANDING OFFICER, NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE
GROUP 1
FLEET FORCES COMMAND FINALISTS:
- CDR WILLIAM R. MERZ, COMMANDING OFFICER, USS MEMPHIS (SSN 691)
- CDR KENNETH A. INGLESBY, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, HELICOPTER SEA
COMBAT SQUADRON 26
- CDR CLARK A. NICHOLS, COMMANDING OFFICER, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE
DISPOSAL MOBILE UNIT 4
4.  CDR HOWES AND CDR CLEMMONS, AS WELL AS ALL NOMINEES, CAN BE
JUSTIFIABLY PROUD OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS.
5.  AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED IN OCTOBER 2006.
6.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL MIKE MULLEN, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.//
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