DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS

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NAVADMIN 002/09
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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@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 
2009 SECDEF MAINTENANCE AWARD COMPETITIVE PERIOD COVERS THE 12-MONTH 
PERIOD THAT BEGAN 01 OCTOBER 2007 AND ENDS 30 SEPTEMBER 2008 (FY08). 
THE 2009 AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE AWARDS BANQUET AND CEREMONY 
DURING THE 2009 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM AND 
EXHIBITION WHICH WILL BE HELD IN PHOENIX, AZ ON THE EVENING OF 28 
OCTOBER 2009.
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 6 MARCH 2009.
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 P. 
M. TAMBURRINO, JR, N4B.// 
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