ROBERT T. MASON DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD

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SUBJ/ROBERT T. MASON DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD//



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 MAINTENNCE AWARD.//
POC/S. MICHALUK/CIV/N00011/LOC:CNO/EMAIL:STEVE.MICHALUK@NAVY.MIL//
RMKS/1.  THE ROBERT T. MASON AWARD FOR DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE
IS AN AWARD FOR DEPOT-LEVEL PROGRAMS IN THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
MAINTENANCE AWARDS PROGRAM.  THIS AWARD IS NAMED IN RECOGNITION OF
ROBERT T. MASON, THE FORMER ASSISTANT DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF
DEFENSE FOR MAINTENANCE POLICY, PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES.  MR. MASON
SERVED AS THE CHAMPION OF ORGANIC DEPOT MAINTENANCE FOR THREE
DECADES, WHILE HELPING TO TRANSFORM ORGANIC DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE
OPERATIONS.
2.  THIS AWARD IS PRESENTED ANNUALLY TO THE OUTSTANDING DEPOT-
LEVEL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM PRODUCT LINE OR PROJECT, WHICH HAS
EXEMPLIFIED RESPONSIVE, INNOVATIVE, AND TRANSFORMATIONAL SUPPORT
TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.  THE 2006 AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED
AT AN AWARDS BANQUET AND CEREMONY DURING THE NEXT DEPARTMENT OF
DEFENSE MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION WHICH WILL BE HELD IN
RENO, NV ON THE EVENING OF 25 OCTOBER 2006.
3.  ORGANIC DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO
COMPETE FOR THIS AWARD.  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 ONE NOMINATION
PACKAGE TO OPNAV FROM EACH MAJOR ORGANIC DEPOT MAINTENANCE
FACILITY.  OPNAV WILL EVALUATE THESE NOMINATIONS AND FORWARD
SELECTED NAVY NOMINATIONS TO SECDEF FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION.
5.  NOMINATION PACKAGE FORMAT SHALL BE IAW REF A. 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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