2012 VICE ADMIRAL JAMES BOND STOCKDALE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

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SUBJ/2012 VICE ADMIRAL JAMES BOND STOCKDALE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS//



RMKS/1.  I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE CDR CHASE D. PATRICK, FROM THE PACIFIC 
FLEET, AND CDR BRIAN L. SITTLOW, FROM FLEET FORCES COMMAND, AS THE 2012 
RECIPIENTS OF THE VICE ADMIRAL JAMES BOND STOCKDALE AWARD FOR INSPIRATIONAL 
LEADERSHIP.  CDR PATRICK WAS SELECTED FOR HIS PERFORMANCE AS FORMER COMMANDING 
OFFICER, USS CHAFEE (DDG 90) AND CDR SITTLOW FOR HIS PERFORMANCE AS COMMANDING 
OFFICER, USS BOISE (SSN 764).

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 2012 WINNERS WERE CHOSEN FROM AMONG TEN 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 FREDERIC C. GOLDHAMMER, COMMANDING OFFICER, VAW-117
        - CDR DAVID A. LOTT, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, USS HAMPTON (SSN 767)
        - CDR MATTHEW D. ROSENBLOOM, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, SEAL TEAM 
SEVEN
        - CDR TABB B. STRINGER, COMMANDING OFFICER, VAQ-138
    B.  FLEET FORCES COMMAND FINALISTS:
        - CDR DANIEL J. GILLEN, COMMANDING OFFICER, USS MCFAUL (DDG 74)
        - CDR KEVIN K. HANSON, FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, MSRON TWO
        - CDR MICHAEL E. HAYES, COMMANDING OFFICER, SEAL TEAM TWO
        - CDR LOUIS J. SCHAGER, COMMANDING OFFICER, VFA-34

5.  CDR PATRICK AND CDR SITTLOW, AS WELL AS ALL NOMINEES, SHOULD BE 
JUSTIFIABLY PROUD OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS.

6.  AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED IN NOVEMBER 2012.

7.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK.//

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