2007 VADM JAMES STOCKDALE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

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SUBJ/2007 VADM JAMES STOCKDALE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS// 


GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE CDR CRAIG A. CLAPPERTON, 
USN, FROM THE PACIFIC FLEET AND CDR FRANK J. OLMO, USN, FROM THE 
ATLANTIC FLEET, AS THE 2007 RECIPIENTS OF THE VADM JAMES BOND STOCKDALE 
AWARD FOR INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP.  CDR CLAPPERTON IS THE COMMANDING 
OFFICER, VAQ 141 AND CDR OLMO IS THE FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, USS 
MAHAN (DDG 72).
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 2007 WINNERS WERE CHOSEN FROM AMONG SEVEN 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 COLLIN P. GREEN, COMMANDING OFFICER, SEAL TEAM THREE
- CDR JOHN K. RUSS, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, USS HONOLULU (SSN
  718)
- CDR JOHN F. STEINBERGER, COMMANDING OFFICER, USS DECATUR (DDG 73) 
ATLANTIC FLEET FINALISTS:
- CDR TODD W. CRAMER, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, USS VIRGINIA (SSN
  774)
- CDR JAMES R. HITT, COMMANDING OFFICER, PATRON SIXTEEN.
4.  CDR CLAPPERTON AND CDR OLMO, AS WELL AS ALL NOMINEES, CAN BE 
JUSTIFIABLY PROUD OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS.
5.  AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED IN OCTOBER 2007.
6.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL MIKE MULLEN, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.//

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