CALENDAR YEAR 2007 RADM THOMPSON – RADM RAVITZ EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS AWARDS

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SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2007 RADM THOMPSON - RADM RAVITZ EXCELLENCE IN 
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AWARDS// 
REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 5305.7A/31MAR2005// REF/B/DOC/OPNAVINST 
5305.6A/31MAR2005// NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 5305.7A, REAR ADMIRAL 
WILLIAM THOMPSON AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS (FOR ACTIVE 
DUTY COMMANDS). REF B IS OPNAVINST 5305.6A, REAR ADMIRAL ROBERT A. 
RAVITZ AWARDS FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS EXCELLENCE IN THE UNITED STATES NAVAL 
RESERVE.
POC/JEFF ELLIOTT/CHINFO/TEL:COMM:(703) 692-4754/DSN:222-4754/
EMAIL: JEFF.ELLIOTT(AT)NAVY.MIL.//
RMKS/1. NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND HAS EARNED SELECTION AS "BEST IN 
SHOW" IN THE 2007 RADM WILLIAM THOMPSON EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS 
AWARD FOR THE POSTHUMOUS PRESENTATION OF THE MEDAL OF HONOR (MOH) TO LT 
MICHAEL MURPHY. THE OTHER RECIPIENTS OF CALENDAR YEAR 2007 RADM WILLIAM 
THOMPSON AWARDS ARE:
A. COMMUNITY RELATIONS, AFLOAT, LARGE
1ST PLACE - COMMANDER, 7TH FLEET - "PROJECT KAIBIGAN (MEANING 
FRIENDSHIP)"
B. COMMUNITY RELATIONS, SHORE, LARGE
1ST PLACE - COMMANDER, NAVAL AIR FORCES - "DISTINGUISHED VISITOR EMBARK 
PROGRAM"
HONORABLE MENTION - COMMANDER, NAVAL SURFACE FORCE, U.S. PACIFIC FLEET, 
SAN DIEGO, CA - "LEADERS TO SEA AND SHIP VISITS PROGRAMS."
C. COMMUNITY RELATIONS, SHORE, SMALL
1ST PLACE - NAVAL AIR STATION KEY WEST - "PRESERVING THE AIR STATION 
MISSION:
COMPATIBLE LAND USE PLANNING AND THE SOUND OF FREEDOM."
D. SPECIAL EVENTS, OBSERVANCES, AND SPECIAL PUBLICS, SHORE, LARGE 1ST 
PLACE - NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND - "LT MICHAEL MURPHY MOH."
E. EMERGENCY ACTIVITIES, SHORE, LARGE
1ST PLACE - COMMANDER, NAVY REGION HAWAII - "FUEL SPILL."
HONORABLE MENTION - COMMANDER, FLEET ACTIVITIES SASEBO, JAPAN - 
"REACTING TO THE CRISIS OF DROUGHT."
F. INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS, SHORE, LARGE 1ST PLACE - NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS 
COMMAND - "2007 NATIONAL SECURITY PERSONNEL SYSTEM RATING CYCLE AT 
NAVSEA."
G. INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS, SHORE, SMALL 1ST PLACE - NAVAL FACILITIES 
ENGINEERING COMMAND SOUTHEAST - "INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM."
2. THE NAVY'S PUBLIC AFFAIRS ACTIVE-RESERVE INTEGRATION EFFORTS HAVE 
BEEN SUCH THAT THERE ARE FEW RESERVE-ONLY PUBLIC AFFAIRS ACTIVITIES.  
FOR CY 07 THERE WAS JUST ONE ENTRY FOR THE REAR ADMIRAL ROBERT A. 
RAVITZ AWARDS AND THAT ENTRY WAS AN OUTSTANDING AND WELL-EXECUTED 
PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM. THE WINNER OF THE CY 07 REAR ADMIRAL ROBERT A. 
RAVITZ AWARD IS:
A. SPECIAL PROJECTS, SHORE LARGE
1ST PLACE - US EUROPEAN COMMAND DET 0130 - "COMBINED ENDEAVOR."
3.  WITH THE SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION IN NAVY PUBLIC AFFAIRS, THE CHIEF 
OF INFORMATION HAS DIRECTED THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE REAR ADMIRAL 
WILLIAM THOMPSON AWARDS WITH THE REAR ADMIRAL ROBERT A RAVITZ AWARDS 
STARTING WITH THE CY 08 AWARDS. A NEW INSTRUCTION HAS BEEN WRITTEN AND 
WILL BE RELEASED SEPCOR.
4. LETTERS/PLAQUES ARE FORTHCOMING. QUESTIONS MAY BE DIRECTED TO JEFF 
ELLIOTT AT DSN: 222-4754/COMM: (703) 692-4754 OR EMAIL: 
JEFF.ELLIOTT(AT)NAVY.MIL.
5. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL COMMANDS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE AWARDS 
PROGRAM.
YOUR HARD WORK AND SUPERB EFFORTS HAVE MADE YOUR PUBLIC AFFAIRS 
PROGRAMS OUTSTANDING EXAMPLES TO EMULATE. WELL DONE! REAR ADMIRAL FRANK 
THORP IV, CHIEF OF INFORMATION.
6. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL J. C. HARVEY JR., DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.// 
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