SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION OLD TAR

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RMKS/1. THIS MESSAGE SOLICITS NOMINATIONS FOR THE SURFACE NAVY 
ASSOCIATION'S OLD TAR AWARD.
2. THE OLD TAR AWARD WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION 
(SNA) IN 1996 TO RECOGNIZE THE ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED SURFACE WARFARE 
SPECIALIST (ESWS) WITH THE EARLIEST DATE OF QUALIFICATION. THE AWARD IS 
A REPLICA OF THE STATUE "THE CHIEF" WHICH STANDS AT THE NAVY MEMORIAL 
IN WASHINGTON, DC. THE STATUETTE IS MOUNTED ON ORIGINAL PLANKING FROM 
THE USS CONSTITUTION AND REMAINS IN THE SACRED CUSTODY FOR DISPLAY BY 
THE OLD TAR AS LONG AS HE/SHE SERVES ON ACTIVE DUTY. THE STATUETTE IS 
SHIFTED UPON RETIREMENT TO THE NEXT SELECTED RECIPIENT.
3. THE CURRENT OLD TAR IS RECENTLY RETIRED COMMAND MASTER CHIEF SAMMIE 
L. LYMON.
4. THE CRITERIA FOR THE OLD TAR AWARD IS: ACTIVE DUTY ESWS WITH THE 
EARLIEST DATE OF QUALIFICATION AS RECEIVED BY THE SNA BEFORE THE 
ANNOUNCED CLOSING DATE. NEW NOMINATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IF THE 
DATE IS EQUAL TO OR LATER THAN 01 AUGUST 1982. NOMINEES MUST SUBMIT 
APPROPRIATE CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES OF PAGE 4 OR ESWS CERTIFICATE. 
NOMINATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE THAT ARE OF AN EARLIER DATE 
OF QUALIFICATION OF THE SELECTED AWARD WINNER WILL RECEIVE A LETTER OF 
RECOGNITION ONLY. IN THE EVENT OF MORE THAN ONE NOMINEE HAVING THE SAME 
ESWS QUALIFICATION DATE, THE RECIPIENT WILL BE DETERMINED FIRST BY THE 
MOST TIME AT SEA, AND SECONDLY, BY THE PAY ENTRY BASE DATE. IF A 
CANDIDATE IS QUALIFIED IN MORE THAN ONE SPECIALTY AREA, THEIR PRIMARY 
DESIGNATION MUST BE SURFACE WARFARE.
5. THE CHANGE IN CUSTODY OF THE OLD TAR STATUETTE IS RECOGNIZED AT THE 
SNA'S ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM HELD IN JANUARY IN WASHINGTON, DC.
ALSO, A REPLICA OF THE CHIEF STATUETTE IS PRESENTED TO THE RETIRING OLD 
TAR. THE REPLICA PRESENTATION SERVES TO HIGHLIGHT AND REAFFIRM ESWS IS, 
WAS, AND WILL REMAIN VITAL TO OUR SURFACE NAVY. THE REPLICA IS PROVIDED 
TO THE RETIRING OLD TAR FOR HIS/ HER RETENTION FOR LIFE WITH AN 
INSCRIPTION READING "VERY WELL DONE".
6. REQUEST ALL NOMINATIONS BE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE SNA AT 2550 
HUNTINGTON AVE., SUITE 202, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22302 NO LATER THAN
31 JULY 2009.
7. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL B. J. MCCULLOUGH, III, DEPUTY CHIEF OF 
NAVAL OPERATIONS FOR INTEGRATION OF CAPABILITIES AND RESOURCES (N8)//
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