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/NARR/REF A IS OPNAV INSTRUCTION.  REF B IS DOD 
INSTRUCTION FOR DEFENSE SECRETARY MAINTENNCE AWARD.// POC/STEVE 
MICHALUK/CIV/CNO N43C1/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 2007 AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE AWARDS BANQUET AND 
CEREMONY DURING THE 2007 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM 
AND EXHIBITION WHICH WILL BE HELD IN ORLANDO, FL ON THE EVENING OF 15 
NOVEMBER 2007.
3.  ORGANIC DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE 
FOR THIS AWARD.  THE 2007 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.  NOMINATION PACKAGES 
MUST BE RECEIVED BY OPNAV N43 POC NLT 6 APRIL 2007.  PLEASE SUBMIT ONE 
PRINTED COPY OF YOUR NOMINATION PACKAGES.  ALSO, IN ORDER TO FACILITATE 
EVALUATION OF YOUR NOMINATION PACKAGES PLEASE SUBMIT PACKAGES ON CD-ROM 
OR FLOPPY DISKETTE. FINAL NAVY NOMINATIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO SECDEF 
NLT 18 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 N43C1)
    FEDEX ADDRESS:
    CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (N43)
    2511 JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY
    NC1 - SIXTH FLOOR, SUITE 6600
    ARLINGTON VA  22202
    (ATTN: OPNAV N43C1/MR. STEVE MICHALUK/703-601-1655) RELEASED BY 
VADM J. D. MCCARTHY, N4.// BT
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