DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS

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REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 5305.9A/07MAR2005//
REF/B/DOC/DODI 1348.30/02DEC2004//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAV INSTRUCTION. REF B IS DOD INSTRUCTION FOR DEFENSE
SECRETARY MAINTENANCE AWARDS.//
POC/S. MICHALUK/CIV/CNO N431N/LOC:CNO/EMAIL:STEVE.MICHALUK@NAVY.MIL//
RMKS/1.  THE SECDEF MAINTENANCE AWARDS PROGRAM ENHANCES MAINTENANCE
AWARENESS AND ENCOURAGES MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE BY FORMALLY
RECOGNIZING BELOW-DEPOT LEVEL MILITARY UNITS RESPONSIBLE FOR
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION.
ANNUALLY, SECDEF PRESENTS SIX SERVICE-WIDE MAINTENANCE AWARDS TO
THE MOST OUTSTANDING LARGE, MEDIUM, AND SMALL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS.  ONE OF THESE SIX WINNERS IS THEN
RECOGNIZED AS THE "BEST OF THE BEST" AND IS AWARDED THE SECDEF
PHOENIX TROPHY.
2.  COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES:
    A. LARGE:   OVER 1000 AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL
    B. MEDIUM:  301-999 AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL
    C. SMALL:   25-300 AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL
3.  ALL BELOW-DEPOT LEVEL COMMANDS, UNITS, AND RESERVE COMPONENTS
RESPONSIBLE FOR ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL MAINTENANCE ON FACILITIES
AND/OR EQUIPMENT BELONGING TO THEIR OWN UNIT, OR TO OTHER UNITS,
ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE.  EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE
SHIPS, SQUADRONS, AIMDS, RMCS, NAVAL STATIONS, ETC.  A COMPONENT
OF A COMMAND SUCH AS A REPAIR DEPARTMENT OF A SUBMARINE BASE MAY BE
NOMINATED IF THAT COMPONENT IS ASSIGNED A UNIT IDENTIFICATION CODE
(UIC) DISTINCT FROM THE COMMAND AS A WHOLE.  THE 2006 SECDEF
MAINTENANCE AWARD COMPETITIVE PERIOD COVERS THE 12-MONTH PERIOD
THAT BEGAN 01 OCTOBER 2005 AND ENDS 30 SEPTEMBER 2006 (FY06).
4.  SECOND ECHELON COMMANDERS REVIEW AND SCREEN NOMINATIONS
FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMANDS AND MAY SUBMIT UP TO TWO SECDEF
MAINTENANCE AWARD NOMINATIONS PER CATEGORY TO OPNAV.  OPNAV WILL
EVALUATE THESE NOMINATIONS AND FORWARD TWO FINAL NAVY NOMINATIONS
PER CATEGORY TO SECDEF FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION.
5.  NOMINATION PACKAGE FORMAT SHALL BE IAW REF A.
THE UPDATED DODI 1348.30, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE
AWARD PROGRAM, IS AVAILABLE AT HTTP:/WWW.DTIC.MIL/WHS/DIRECTIVES/
CORRES/HTML/134830.HTM.  NOMINATION PACKAGES MUST BE RECEIVED BY
OPNAV N43 POC NLT 14 APRIL 2006.  IN ORDER TO FACILITATE EVALUATION
OF YOUR NOMINATION PACKAGES PLEASE SUBMIT PACKAGES ON CD-ROM, ZIP
DISK, OR FLOPPY DISKETTE.  ONE PRINTED COPY IS ALSO REQUIRED.
FINAL NAVY NOMINATIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO SECDEF NLT 19 MAY 2006.
FOLLOW-ON MESSAGES WILL ANNOUNCE NAVY NOMINEES AND SECDEF
MAINTENANCE AWARD WINNERS.
6.  OPNAV N43 POC ADDRESSES:
    CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (N43)
    2000 NAVY PENTAGON
    WASHINGTON DC  20350-2000
    (ATTN:  OPNAV N431N)
    FEDEX ADDRESS:
    CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (N43)
    2511 JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY
    NC1 - SIXTH FLOOR, SUITE 6600
    ARLINGTON VA  22202
    (ATTN: OPNAV N431N/MR STEVE MICHALUK/703-601-1684)
7.  RELEASED BY VADM J. D. MCCARTHY, N4.//
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