SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS

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NAVADMIN 152/09
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SUBJ/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS// 


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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:
USS CURTS (FFG 38)
USS RUSSELL (DDG 59)
B.  MEDIUM COMMANDS:
USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40)
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL MAINTENANCE CENTER (SERMC) 
C.  LARGE COMMANDS:
USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)
USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75)
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. FLEET READINESS CENTER SOUTHWEST
C. FLEET READINESS CENTER SOUTHEAST              	
D. PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD
E. 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 28 OCTOBER 2009, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2009 DOD 
MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA.  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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