2012 ROBERT T. MASON DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD

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SUBJ/2012 ROBERT T. MASON DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD//



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 PROGRAM// REF B IS DOD INSTRUCTION, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
MAINTENANCE AWARDS PROGRAM// 
POC/WES KENYON/CIV/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N43C2/TEL:(703)695-5815//

RMKS/1.  THE ROBERT T. MASON AWARD FOR DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE IS THE 
AWARD FOR DEPOT-LEVEL PROGRAMS IN THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS 
PROGRAM.  THIS AWARD IS NAMED IN RECOGNITION OF ROBERT T. MASON, THE FORMER 
ASSISTANT DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR MAINTENANCE POLICY, PROGRAMS, 
AND RESOURCES.  MR. MASON SERVED AS THE CHAMPION OF ORGANIC DEPOT MAINTENANCE 
FOR THREE DECADES, WHILE HELPING TO TRANSFORM ORGANIC DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE 
OPERATIONS.  

2.  THIS AWARD IS PRESENTED ANNUALLY TO THE MOST OUTSTANDING DEPOT-LEVEL 
MAINTENANCE PROGRAM, PRODUCT LINE OR PROJECT, WHICH HAS EXEMPLIFIED 
RESPONSIVE, INNOVATIVE, AND TRANSFORMATIONAL SUPPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF 
DEFENSE.  THE 2012 AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE AWARDS BANQUET AND CEREMONY 
DURING THE 2012 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION 
WHICH WILL BE HELD IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN IN MID-NOVEMBER.

3.  ORGANIC DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE FOR 
THIS AWARD.  THE 2012 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARD COMPETITIVE 
PERIOD COVERS FISCAL YEAR 2011.

4.  ECHELON II COMMANDERS SHALL REVIEW AND SCREEN NOMINATIONS FROM THEIR 
RESPECTIVE COMMANDS AND MAY SUBMIT ONE NOMINATION PACKAGE TO OPNAV FROM EACH 
MAJOR ORGANIC DEPOT MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION.  OPNAV WILL EVALUATE THESE 
NOMINATIONS AND FORWARD SELECTED NAVY NOMINATIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 
FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION.

5.  NOMINATION PACKAGES SHALL BE PREPARED IAW REFS A AND B AND SUBMITTED ON CD 
TO MR. WES KENYON NO LATER THAN 15 MARCH 2012.  FINAL NAVY NOMINATIONS WILL BE 
FORWARDED TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.  FOLLOW-ON MESSAGES WILL ANNOUNCE NAVY 
NOMINEES AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARD WINNERS.
6.  OPNAV N43 POC ADDRESS:
    CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (N43)
    2000 NAVY PENTAGON
    WASHINGTON, DC 20350-2000
    (ATTN: MR. WES KENYON/N43C2/703-695-5815)

7.  RELEASED BY VADM W. R. BURKE, N4//

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