SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS

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NAVADMIN 133/08
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SUBJ/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS// 


REF/A/RMG/CNO/172039ZDEC07// REF/B/RMG/CNO/181706ZDEC07// 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:
FLEET READINESS CENTER (FRC) MID-ATLANTIC, SITE PATUXENT RIVER 
HELICOPTER ANTISUBMARINE SQUADRON ELEVEN (HS-11) B.  MEDIUM COMMANDS:
FLEET READINESS CENTER (FRC) NORTHWEST, WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA SOUTHEAST 
REGIONAL MAINTENANCE CENTER (SERMC) C.  LARGE COMMANDS:
TRIDENT REFIT FACILITY, KINGS BAY, GA
USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3)
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
B. NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIVISION, KEYPORT C. NORFOLK NAVAL 
SHIPYARD D. PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD AND INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE 
FACILITY 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 29 OCTOBER 2008, IN CONJUNCTION WITH 
THE 2008 DOD MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM IN DENVER, COLORADO.  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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