DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS

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UNCLAS//N04700//
NAVADMIN 345/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N4//
SUBJ/DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS//


REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 5305.9A/07MAR2005//
REF/B/DOC/DODI 1348.30/02DEC2004//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAV INSTRUCTION.  REF B IS DOD INSTRUCTION FOR DEFENSE 
SECRETARY MAINTENANCE AWARDS.// POC/STEVE MICHALUK/CIV/CNO 
N43C1/LOC:CNO/EMAIL:STEVE.MICHALUK (AT)NAVY.MIL// 
RMKS/1.  THE SECDEF MAINTENANCE AWARDS PROGRAM ENHANCES MAINTENANCE 
AWARENESS AND ENCOURAGES MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE BY FORMALLY RECOGNIZING 
BELOW-DEPOT LEVEL MILITARY UNITS RESPONSIBLE FOR OUTSTANDING 
ACHIEVEMENTS IN MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION.  ANNUALLY, 
SECDEF PRESENTS SIX SERVICE-WIDE MAINTENANCE AWARDS TO THE MOST 
OUTSTANDING LARGE, MEDIUM, AND SMALL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE 
ORGANIZATIONS.  ONE OF THESE SIX WINNERS IS THEN RECOGNIZED AS THE 
"BEST OF THE BEST" AND IS AWARDED THE SECDEF PHOENIX TROPHY.
2.  COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES:
    A. LARGE:   OVER 1000 AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL
    B. MEDIUM:  301-999 AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL
    C. SMALL:   25-300 AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL
3.  ALL BELOW-DEPOT LEVEL COMMANDS, UNITS, AND RESERVE COMPONENTS 
RESPONSIBLE FOR ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL MAINTENANCE ON FACILITIES AND/OR 
EQUIPMENT BELONGING TO THEIR OWN UNIT, OR TO OTHER UNITS, ARE ELIGIBLE 
TO COMPETE.  EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE SHIPS, SQUADRONS, 
FLEET READINESS CENTER (FRC) SITES SUPPORTING FIELD LEVEL REPAIR 
(FORMERLY AVIATION INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENTS), REGIONAL 
MAINTENANCE CENTERS, NAVAL STATIONS, ETC. 
A COMPONENT OF A COMMAND SUCH AS A REPAIR DEPARTMENT OF A SUBMARINE 
BASE MAY BE NOMINATED IF THAT COMPONENT IS ASSIGNED A UNIT 
IDENTIFICATION CODE (UIC) DISTINCT FROM THE COMMAND AS A WHOLE.  THE 
2008 SECDEF MAINTENANCE AWARD COMPETITIVE PERIOD COVERS THE 12-MONTH 
PERIOD THAT BEGAN 01OCT06 AND ENDS 30SEP07 (FY07).  THE 2008 AWARDS 
WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE AWARDS BANQUET AND CEREMONY DURING THE 2008 
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION WHICH WILL 
BE HELD IN DENVER, CO ON THE EVENING OF 29OCT08.
4.  SECOND ECHELON COMMANDERS REVIEW AND SCREEN NOMINATIONS FOR THEIR 
RESPECTIVE COMMANDS AND MAY SUBMIT UP TO TWO SECDEF MAINTENANCE AWARD 
NOMINATIONS PER CATEGORY TO OPNAV.  OPNAV WILL EVALUATE THESE 
NOMINATIONS AND FORWARD TWO FINAL NAVY NOMINATIONS PER CATEGORY TO 
SECDEF FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION.
5.  NOMINATION PACKAGE FORMAT SHALL BE IAW REF A.  NOMINATION PACKAGES 
MUST BE RECEIVED BY OPNAV N43 POC NLT 14 MARCH 2008.
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.  FOLLOW-ON MESSAGES 
WILL ANNOUNCE NAVY NOMINEES AND SECDEF MAINTENANCE AWARD WINNERS.
6.  OPNAV N43 POC 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) 
7. RELEASED BY VADM M. K. LOOSE, N4.//

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