2013 DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS

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SUBJ: 2013 DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS
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NAVADMIN 393/12

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N4/DEC//

SUBJ/2013 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)695-5815//

RMKS/1.  THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (SECDEF) MAINTENANCE AWARDS PROGRAM ENHANCES 
MAINTENANCE AWARENESS AND ENCOURAGES MAINTENANCE  EXCELLENCE BY FORMALLY 
RECOGNIZING FIELD-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 FIELD-LEVEL COMMANDS, UNITS, AND RESERVE COMPONENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR 
ORGANIZATIONAL AND INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL MAINTENANCE ON  WEAPON SYSTEMS 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, 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 2013 SECDEF 
MAINTENANCE AWARD COMPETITIVE PERIOD  COVERS FISCAL YEAR 2012.  THE 2013 AWARDS WILL BE 
PRESENTED AT THE  AWARDS BANQUET AND CEREMONY DURING THE 2013 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE  
MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION WHICH WILL BE HELD IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA IN 
MID-NOVEMBER.

4.  ECHELON II COMMANDERS SHALL 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 TWO NOMINEES 
PER CATEGORY TO SECDEF 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 2013.  EACH  NOMINATION PACKAGE SHALL ALSO INCLUDE A 
HIGH RESOLUTION ELECTRONIC  IMAGE OF THEIR UNIT LOGO.
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 ADDRESS:
    CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (N43)
    2000 NAVY PENTAGON, RM 2E268
    WASHINGTON, DC 20350-2000
    (ATTN:  OPNAV N43C2/MR. WES KENYON/(703)695-5815)

7.  RELEASED BY VADM P. H. CULLOM, N4//

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