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 1348.30/16OCT2009//

NARR/REF A IS OPNAV INSTRUCTION, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE 
AWARDS PROGRAM.// REF B IS DOD INSTRUCTION, DEFENSE SECRETARY 
MAINTENANCE AWARD// POC/STEVE MICHALUK/CIV/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N43C1/TEL: 
(703)601-1655//

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 2010 AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE AWARDS BANQUET AND 
CEREMONY DURING THE 2010 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM 
AND EXHIBITION WHICH WILL BE HELD IN TAMPA, FL ON THE EVENING OF 17 
NOVEMBER 2010.

3.  ORGANIC DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE 
FOR THIS AWARD.  THE 2010 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARD 
COMPETITIVE PERIOD COVERS FISCAL YEAR 2009.

4.  ECHELON II 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 THE 
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION.

5.  NOMINATION PACKAGES SHALL BE PREPARED IAW REF A AND SUBMITTED ON CD 
TO MR. STEVE MICHALUK NO LATER THAN 5 MARCH 2010.  FINAL NOMINATIONS 
WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.  FOLLOW-ON MESSAGES WILL 
ANNOUNCE NAVY NOMINEES AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 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: MR. STEVE MICHALUK/N43C1)

7.  RELEASED BY P. M. TAMBURRINO, JR, N4B.//

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