SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS

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NAVADMIN 128/07 
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SUBJ/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS// 


REF/A/RMG/CNO/271543ZDEC06// REF/B/RMG/CNO/271550ZDEC06// NARR/REFS A 
AND B ANNOUNCED COMPETITION FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
(SECDEF) MAINTENANCE AWARDS.//
POC/S. MICHALUK/CIV/CNO N43C1/LOC:CNO/TEL:(703) 601-1655//
RMKS/1.  AN EXCELLENT RESPONSE TO REF A RESULTED IN A DIVERSE FIELD OF 
HIGHLY DESERVING CANDIDATES FOR THIS YEAR'S SECDEF MAINTENANCE AWARDS.  
THE COMPETITION, AS ALWAYS, WAS KEEN AND THE SELECTION PROCESS A 
CHALLENGE.  THIS YEAR'S NAVY FIELD LEVEL NOMINEES ARE:
A.  SMALL COMMANDS:
ASSAULT CRAFT UNIT FOUR 
AIRCRAFT INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE DETACHMENT, MAYPORT 
B.  MEDIUM COMMANDS:
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL MAINTENANCE CENTER, MAYPORT AIRCRAFT INTERMEDIATE 
MAINTENANCE DETACHMENT, NORTH ISLAND 
C.  LARGE COMMANDS:
USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)
TRIDENT REFIT FACILITY, KINGS BAY
2.  THE ROBERT T MASON AWARD FOR DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE 
RECOGNIZES THE MOST OUTSTANDING DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM, 
WORKLOAD, OR PRODUCT LINE AT AN ORGANIC DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE 
ACTIVITY.  THE NAVY NOMINEES FOR THIS SECDEF COMPETITION ARE:
A.  FLEET READINESS CENTER EAST (H-53 AIRCRAFT) 
B.  U.S. NAVAL SHIP REPAIR FACILITY AND JAPAN REGIONAL MAINTENANCE 
CENTER, YOKOSUKA (DEPOT LEVEL REPAIR AND MODERNIZATION OF THE FORWARD 
DEPLOYED NAVAL FORCES) 
C.  NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD (USS FLORIDA SUBMARINE ENGINEERED REFUELING 
OVERHAUL AND CONVERSION) 
D.  NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIVISION, KEYPORT (INTEGRATED 
UNDERSEA WARFARE) 
3.  SECDEF SELECTION BOARDS WILL EVALUATE SIMILAR INPUTS FROM ALL 
SERVICES AND ANNOUNCE SIX FIELD LEVEL WINNERS (TWO PER CATEGORY), AND 
ONE DEPOT WINNER.  ALL MAINTENANCE AWARD RECIPIENTS WILL BE RECOGNIZED 
AT A CEREMONY HELD ON 15 NOVEMBER 2007, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2007 
DOD MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA.  THE AWARDS CEREMONY 
WILL BE PRESIDED BY A SENIOR DEFENSE OFFICIAL WITH PARTICIPATION OF THE 
SERVICE SECRETARIES AND CHIEFS.  THE ULTIMATE PHOENIX AWARD WINNER WILL 
BE SELECTED FROM AMONG THE SIX FIELD LEVEL MAINTENANCE AWARD RECIPIENTS 
AND ANNOUNCED AT THE CEREMONY.
4.  THE OUTSTANDING INITIATIVE, IMAGINATION, AND PROFESSIONALISM 
DEMONSTRATED BY ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE A REFLECTION OF NAVY-WIDE EFFORTS 
TO MAINTAIN PEAK READINESS AND EFFICIENCY.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 
NOMINEES.
5.  RELEASED BY VADM M. K. LOOSE.//
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