2009 VADM JAMES STOCKDALE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

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SUBJ/2009 VADM JAMES STOCKDALE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS/



RMKS/1.  I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE CDR ROBERT A. BAUGHMAN, FROM THE 
PACIFIC FLEET AND CDR WILLIAM J. PARKER III, FROM FLEET FORCES COMMAND, 
ARE THE 2009 RECIPIENTS OF THE VADM JAMES BOND STOCKDALE AWARD FOR 
INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP.  CDR BAUGHMAN WAS SELECTED FOR HIS 
PERFORMANCE AS COMMANDING OFFICER, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL MOBILE 
UNIT FIVE, AND IS THE FIRST RECIPIENT OF THE STOCKDALE AWARD FROM THE 
EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL COMMUNITY.  CDR PARKER WAS SELECTED FOR HIS 
PERFORMANCE AS COMMANDING OFFICER, USS DONALD COOK (DDG 75).

2.  THIS FLEET 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.  THE 
AWARD IS PRESENTED ANNUALLY TO TWO COMMISSIONED OFFICERS ON ACTIVE DUTY 
BELOW THE GRADE OF CAPTAIN WHO ARE IN COMMAND OF A SINGLE SHIP, 
SUBMARINE, AVIATION SQUADRON, SEAL TEAM, SEAL DELIVERY VEHICLE TEAM, 
NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE SQUADRON, 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 PEERS WHO THEMSELVES MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE AWARD.

3.  THE 2009 WINNERS WERE CHOSEN FROM AMONG EIGHT OUTSTANDING FINALISTS 
IN A REVIEW PROCESS THAT INCLUDED SCREENING AT THE FLEET COMMANDER 
LEVEL AND FINAL SELECTION BY A BOARD OF SENIOR OFFICERS.

4.  THE FOLLOWING FINALISTS DESERVE WELL-EARNED CONGRATULATIONS:
A.  PACIFIC FLEET FINALISTS:
- CDR MARK D. BEHNING, COMMANDING OFFICER, USS NEVADA (SSBN 733)
- CDR TERRENCE A. HOEFT, COMMANDING OFFICER, HELICOPTER COMBAT SUPPORT 
SQUADRON ONE TWO
- CDR TIMOTHY J. KOTT, COMMANDING OFFICER, USS HOPPER (DDG 70) B.  
FLEET FORCES COMMAND FINALISTS:
- CAPT MICHAEL P. HOLLAND, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, USS PROVIDENCE 
(SSN 719)
- CDR RICHARD G. MCGRATH, COMMANDING OFFICER, STRIKE FIGHTER SQUADRON 
EIGHT SEVEN
- CDR TRAVIS C. SCHWEIZER, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, NAVAL SPECIAL 
WARFARE SQUADRON FOUR

5.  CDR BAUGHMAN AND CDR PARKER, AS WELL AS ALL NOMINEES, SHOULD BE 
JUSTIFIABLY PROUD OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS.

6.  AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED IN NOVEMBER 2009.

7.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.//

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