2013 ROBERT T. MASON DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD

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SUBJ: 2013 ROBERT T. MASON DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD UNCLASSIFIED/ FM CNO 
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SUBJ/2013 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 2013 AWARD 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.

3.  ORGANIC DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE FOR THIS AWARD.  
THE 2013 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE  AWARD COMPETITIVE PERIOD COVERS FISCAL YEAR 
2012.

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 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 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARD WINNERS.

6.  OPNAV N43 ADDRESS:
    CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (N43)
    2000 NAVY PENTAGON, RM 2E268
    WASHINGTON, DC 20350-2000
    (ATTN:  MR. WES KENYON/N43C2/(703)695-5815)

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

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