SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS

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REF/A/RMG/CNO/171433ZJAN2006//
NARR/REF A ANNOUNCED COMPETITION FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
(SECDEF) MAINTENANCE AWARDS.//
POC/S. MICHALUK/CIV/CNO N431N/LOC:CNO/TEL:(703) 601-1655//
RMKS/1.  AN EXCELLENT RESPONSE TO REF A RESULTED IN A DIVERSE FIELD
OF HIGHLY DESERVING CANDIDATES FOR THIS YEAR'S SECDEF MAINTENANCE
AWARDS.  THE COMPETITION, AS ALWAYS, WAS KEEN AND THE SELECTION
PROCESS A CHALLENGE.  THIS YEAR'S NAVY FIELD LEVEL NOMINEES ARE:
A.  SMALL COMMANDS:
FLEET LOGISTICS SUPPORT SQUADRON FIVE FIVE (VR 55)
HELICOPTER ANTISUBMARINE SQUADRON LIGHT FOUR SEVEN (HSL 47)
B.  MEDIUM COMMANDS:
NAVY MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION SEVENTY-FOUR (NMCB-74)
USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40)
C.  LARGE COMMANDS:
USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75)
USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3)
2.  THE ROBERT T MASON AWARD FOR DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE
RECOGNIZES THE MOST OUTSTANDING DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE
PROGRAM, PRODUCT LINE, OR PROJECT AT AN ORGANIC DEPOT-LEVEL
MAINTENANCE ACTIVITY.  THE NAVY NOMINEES FOR THIS SECDEF
COMPETITION ARE:
A.  NAVAL AIR DEPOT JACKSONVILLE
B.  NAVAL AIR DEPOT NORTH ISLAND
C.  NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD WITH PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD AND
INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE FACILITY (PSNS & IMF)
3.  A SECDEF AWARDS BOARD WILL EVALUATE SIMILAR INPUTS FROM ALL
SERVICES AND ANNOUNCE SIX FIELD LEVEL WINNERS (TWO PER CATEGORY),
AND ONE DEPOT WINNER.  ALL MAINTENANCE AWARD RECIPIENTS WILL BE
RECOGNIZED AT A CEREMONY HELD ON 25 OCTOBER 2006, IN CONJUNCTION
WITH THE 2006 DOD MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM IN RENO, NVL.  THE
AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE PRESIDED BY A SENIOR DEFENSE OFFICIAL WITH
PARTICIPATION OF THE SERVICE SECRETARIES AND CHIEFS.  THE ULTIMATE
PHOENIX AWARD WINNER WILL BE SELECTED FROM AMONG THE SIX FIELD
LEVEL MAINTENANCE AWARD RECIPIENTS AND ANNOUNCED AT THE CEREMONY.
4.  THE OUTSTANDING INITIATIVE, IMAGINATION, AND PROFESSIONALISM
DEMONSTRATED BY ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE A REFLECTION OF NAVY-WIDE
EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN PEAK READINESS AND EFFICIENCY.  CONGRATULATIONS
TO ALL NOMINEES.
5.  RELEASED BY VADM J. D. MCCARTHY.//
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