2011 DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS

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SUBJ/2011 DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS//



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 
PROGRAMS.// REF B IS DOD INSTRUCTION, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS 
PROGRAM.// POC/WES KENYON/CIV/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N43C2/TEL: (703) 601-2222// 

RMKS/1.  THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (SECDEF) MAINTENANCE AWARDS PROGRAM ENHANCES 
MAINTENANCE AWARENESS AND ENCOURAGES MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE BY FORMALLY 
RECOGNIZING BELOW-DEPOT LEVEL MILITARY UNITS RESPONSIBLE FOR OUTSTANDING 
ACHIEVEMENTS IN MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION.  SECDEF PRESENTS SIX 
SERVICE-WIDE MAINTENANCE AWARDS ANNUALLY TO THE MOST OUTSTANDING LARGE, 
MEDIUM, AND SMALL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS.  ONE OF 
THESE SIX WINNERS IS THEN RECOGNIZED AS THE "BEST OF THE BEST" AND IS AWARDED 
THE SECDEF PHOENIX TROPHY.

2.  COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES:
    A. LARGE:   1000 OR MORE AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL
    B. MEDIUM:  301-999 AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL
    C. SMALL:   UP TO 300 AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL

3.  ALL BELOW-DEPOT LEVEL COMMANDS, UNITS, AND RESERVE COMPONENTS RESPONSIBLE 
FOR ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL MAINTENANCE ON FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT BELONGING 
TO THEIR OWN UNIT, OR TO OTHER UNITS, ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE.  EXAMPLES OF 
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE SHIPS, SQUADRONS, FLEET READINESS CENTER (FRC) 
SITES SUPPORTING FIELD LEVEL REPAIR (FORMERLY AVIATION INTERMEDIATE 
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENTS), REGIONAL MAINTENANCE CENTERS, NAVAL STATIONS, ETC.  
A COMPONENT OF A COMMAND SUCH AS A REPAIR DEPARTMENT OF A SUBMARINE BASE MAY 
BE NOMINATED IF THAT COMPONENT IS ASSIGNED A UNIT IDENTIFICATION CODE
(UIC) DISTINCT FROM THE COMMAND AS A WHOLE.  THE PREPONDERANCE OF UNIT 
STAFFING SHALL COMPRISE UNIFORMED U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL AND MAY ALSO INCLUDE 
DOD CIVILIANS.  THE 2011 SECDEF MAINTENANCE AWARD COMPETITIVE PERIOD COVERS 
FISCAL YEAR 2010.  THE 2011 AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE AWARDS BANQUET AND 
CEREMONY DURING THE 2011 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM AND 
EXHIBITION WHICH WILL BE HELD IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS IN MID-NOVEMBER.

4.  ECHELON II COMMANDERS REVIEW AND SCREEN NOMINATIONS FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE 
COMMANDS AND MAY SUBMIT UP TO TWO SECDEF MAINTENANCE AWARD NOMINATIONS PER 
CATEGORY TO OPNAV.  OPNAV WILL EVALUATE THESE NOMINATIONS AND FORWARD THE 
NOMINEES PER CATEGORY TO SECDEF FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION.

5.  NOMINATION PACKAGES SHALL BE PREPARED IAW REFS A AND B SUBMITTED ON CD TO 
MR. WES KENYON NO LATER THAN 4 MARCH 2011.  FINAL NAVY NOMINATIONS WILL BE 
FORWARDED TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.  FOLLOW-ON MESSAGES WILL ANNOUNCE NAVY 
NOMINEES AND SECDEF 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: OPNAV N43C2/MR. WES KENYON

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