ROBERT T. MASON DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD

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SUBJ/ROBERT T. MASON DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD// 


REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 5305.9A/07MAR2005// REF/B/DOC/DODI 
1348.30/02DEC2004// NARR/NARR/REF A IS OPNAV INSTRUCTION FOR SECRETARY 
OF NAVY FOR DEFENSE SECRETARY MAINTENNCE AWARD.  REF B IS DOD 
INSTRUCTION FOR DEFENSE SECRETARY MAINTENNCE AWARD.// 
POC/STEVE MICHALUK/CIV/CNO N43C1/LOC: CNO/EMAIL:STEVE.MICHALUK 
(AT)NAVY.MIL// 
RMKS/1.  THE ROBERT T. MASON AWARD FOR DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE IS 
AN AWARD FOR DEPOT-LEVEL PROGRAMS IN THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 
MAINTENANCE AWARDS PROGRAM.  THIS AWARD IS NAMED IN RECOGNITION OF 
ROBERT T. MASON, THE FORMER ASSISTANT DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 
FOR MAINTENANCE POLICY, PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES.  MR. MASON SERVED AS 
THE CHAMPION OF ORGANIC DEPOT MAINTENANCE FOR THREE DECADES, WHILE 
HELPING TO TRANSFORM ORGANIC DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS.
2.  THIS AWARD IS PRESENTED ANNUALLY TO THE OUTSTANDING DEPOT- LEVEL 
MAINTENANCE PROGRAM PRODUCT LINE OR PROJECT, WHICH HAS EXEMPLIFIED 
RESPONSIVE, INNOVATIVE, AND TRANSFORMATIONAL SUPPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT 
OF DEFENSE.  THE 2008 AWARD 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.
3.  ORGANIC DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE 
FOR THIS AWARD.  THE 2008 SECDEF MAINTENANCE AWARD COMPETITIVE PERIOD 
COVERS THE 12-MONTH PERIOD THAT BEGAN 01OCT06 AND ENDS 30SEP07 (FY07).
4.  SECOND ECHELON COMMANDERS REVIEW AND SCREEN NOMINATIONS FOR THEIR 
RESPECTIVE COMMANDS AND MAY SUBMIT ONE NOMINATION PACKAGE TO OPNAV FROM 
EACH MAJOR ORGANIC DEPOT MAINTENANCE FACILITY.  
OPNAV WILL EVALUATE THESE NOMINATIONS AND FORWARD SELECTED NAVY 
NOMINATIONS TO SECDEF FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION.
5.  NOMINATION PACKAGE FORMAT SHALL BE IAW REF A.  NOMINATION PACKAGES 
MUST BE RECEIVED BY OPNAV N43 POC NLT 14MARCH08.  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 MR. P. M. TAMBURRINO, JR, N4B.//

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