2011 VICE ADMIRAL JAMES BOND STOCKDALE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

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SUBJ/2011 VICE ADMIRAL JAMES BOND STOCKDALE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS/ / 


RMKS/1.  I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE CDR GERALD N. MIRANDA, JR., FROM THE PACIFIC 
FLEET, AND CDR ROBERT B. CHADWICK, II, FROM FLEET FORCES COMMAND, ARE THE 2011 
RECIPIENTS OF THE VADM JAMES BOND STOCKDALE AWARD FOR INSPIRATIONAL 
LEADERSHIP.  CDR MIRANDA WAS SELECTED FOR HIS PERFORMANCE AS COMMANDING 
OFFICER, USS ASHEVILLE (SSN 758) AND CDR CHADWICK FOR HIS PERFORMANCE AS 
FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80).

2.  THIS FLEET AWARD WAS ESTABLISHED IN HONOR OF VADM JAMES BOND STOCKDALE 
WHOSE DISTINGUISHED NAVAL CAREER SYMBOLIZED THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF 
EXCELLENCE IN BOTH PERSONAL EXAMPLE AND LEADERSHIP.  THE AWARD IS PRESENTED 
ANNUALLY TO TWO COMMISSIONED OFFICERS ON ACTIVE DUTY BELOW THE GRADE OF 
CAPTAIN WHO ARE IN COMMAND OF A SINGLE SHIP, SUBMARINE, AVIATION SQUADRON, 
SEAL TEAM, NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE SQUADRON, SEAL DELIVERY VEHICLE TEAM, SPECIAL 
BOAT TEAM, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL MOBILE UNIT, MOBILE DIVING AND SALVAGE 
UNIT, OR NAVY SPECIAL CLEARANCE TEAM DURING THE NOMINATION CYCLE.  CANDIDATES 
ARE NOMINATED BY PEERS WHO THEMSELVES MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE AWARD.

3.  THE 2011 WINNERS WERE CHOSEN FROM AMONG EIGHT OUTSTANDING FINALISTS IN A 
REVIEW PROCESS THAT INCLUDED SCREENING AT THE FLEET COMMANDER LEVEL AND FINAL 
SELECTION BY A BOARD OF SENIOR OFFICERS.

4.  THE FOLLOWING FINALISTS DESERVE WELL-EARNED CONGRATULATIONS:
A.  PACIFIC FLEET FINALISTS:
- CDR JAMES P. LOWELL, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, USS TORTUGA (LSD 46)
- CDR DAVID M. ROWLAND, COMMANDING OFFICER, USS CURTS (FFG 38)
- CDR WARREN E. SISSON, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, VFA-115 
B.  FLEET FORCES COMMAND FINALISTS:
- CDR THOMAS R. "TR" BUCHANAN, COMMANDING OFFICER, USS ALBANY (SSN 753)
- CDR MARK S. LEAVITT, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, HS-5
- CDR CHRISTOPHER A. MERWIN, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, EODMU 12 
5.  CDR MIRANDA AND CDR CHADWICK, AS WELL AS ALL NOMINEES, SHOULD BE 
JUSTIFIABLY PROUD OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS.

6.  AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED IN NOVEMBER 2011.

7.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.// 

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