CY 2011 THOMPSON-RAVITZ AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN NAVY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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SUBJ: CY 2011 THOMPSON-RAVITZ AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN NAVY PUBLIC AF FAIRS 
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SUBJ/CY 2011 THOMPSON-RAVITZ AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN NAVY PUBLIC AFFAIRS//

REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 5305.7B CH-1/05APR2010//

AMPN/REF A IS THE THOMPSON-RAVITZ AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN NAVY PUBLIC AFFAIRS 
INSTRUCTION.// POC/MS. HEATHER PAYNTER/CHINFO OI-831/LOC: WASH DC /EMAIL:
HEATHER.PAYNTER(AT)NAVY.MIL/DSN: 223-1363/COMM: (703) 693-1363//

RMKS/1. THE THOMPSON-RAVITZ AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS
(PA) RECOGNIZE THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE BY INDIVIDUALS AND UNITS IN PA 
THROUGHOUT THE NAVY. THE AWARDS BEAR THE NAMES OF REAR ADMIRAL WILLIAM 
THOMPSON, THE FIRST DESIGNATED PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER (PAO) SELECTED FOR FLAG 
RANK AND THE FIRST PAO TO BE THE CHIEF OF INFORMATION (CHINFO), AND REAR 
ADMIRAL ROBERT RAVITZ, A FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE NAVAL RESERVE PA PROGRAM AND 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE CHINFO.

2. THE RECIPIENTS OF CY 2011 THOMPSON-RAVITZ UNIT AWARDS ARE:
A. COMMUNITY RELATIONS, AFLOAT, LARGE: USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77) - "USS 
GEORGE H. W. BUSH DISTINGUISHED VISITOR (DV) EMBARK AND INPORT TOUR PROGRAM."
B. COMMUNITY RELATIONS, SHORE, LARGE: COMMANDER, NAVAL AIR FORCES PACIFIC - 
"EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ON CARRIER-BASED AVIATION AND THE CARRIER STRIKE GROUP."
C. COMMUNITY RELATIONS, SHORE, SMALL: SURFACE COMBAT SYSTEMS CENTER, WALLOPS 
ISLAND, VA - "EDUCATING LOCAL CITIZENS AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS ABOUT THE NAVY AND 
SURFACE COMBAT SYSTEMS CENTER."
D. SPECIAL EVENTS/PROJECTS, OBSERVANCES AND SPECIAL PUBLICS, AFLOAT,
LARGE: USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) - "CARRIER CLASSIC."
E. SPECIAL EVENTS/PROJECTS, OBSERVANCES AND SPECIAL PUBLICS, SHORE,
LARGE: FLEET READINESS CENTER SOUTHEAST - "CENTENNIAL OF NAVAL AVIATION 
HERITAGE PAINT PROJECT: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF NAVAL FLIGHT AT FLEET 
READINESS CENTER SOUTHEAST."
F. SPECIAL EVENTS/PROJECTS, OBSERVANCES AND SPECIAL PUBLICS, SHORE,
SMALL: NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER, CORONA, CA - "THE USS CALIFORNIA (SSN 
781) SCIENCE EXPERIENCE."
G. PROACTIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION/MEDIA RELATIONS, AFLOAT, LARGE:
COMMANDER, U.S. 7TH FLEET - "OPERATION TOMODACHI."
H. PROACTIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION/MEDIA RELATIONS, SHORE, LARGE:
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND - "NAVSEA ALTERNATIVE FUEL CERTIFICATION EFFORTS."
I. PROACTIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION/MEDIA RELATIONS, SHORE, SMALL: NAVAL WEAPONS 
STATION SEAL BEACH, CA - "ELMR (ENTERPRISE LAND MOBILE RADIO) INTERFERENCE 
WITH GARAGE DOOR OPENERS."
J. INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS, AFLOAT, LARGE: USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8) - "ASVAB 
ACADEMY."
K. INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS, SHORE, LARGE: U.S. NAVY BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND 
SURGERY - "COMMUNICATING THE HEALTH DANGERS OF SPICE."
L. INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS, SHORE, SMALL: NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING 
COMMAND, SOUTHEAST - "NAVFACSE CREATES ENERGY COMMUNICATION PROGRAM."

3. THE "BEST IN SHOW" AWARD IS SELECTED FROM AMONG THE UNIT WINNERS ABOVE. THE 
"BEST IN SHOW" HONORS GO TO: COMMANDER, U.S. 7TH FLEET - "OPERATION 
TOMODACHI."

4. THE RECIPIENTS OF CY 2011 THOMPSON-RAVITZ INDIVIDUAL AWARDS ARE:
A. JUNIOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER OF THE YEAR: LT ANTHONY J. FALVO, COMMANDER, 
U.S. 7TH FLEET.
B. JUNIOR RESERVE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER OF THE YEAR: LT TAMARAC F. K. DYER, 
COMMANDER, U.S. 5TH FLEET.
C. JUNIOR CIVILIAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER OF THE YEAR:
COLLEEN O'ROURKE, NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND.
D. ENLISTED PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER OF THE YEAR: MCCS(SW/AW) DONNIE W. RYAN, 
USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8).

5. LETTERS/PLAQUES FOR THE WINNERS ARE FORTHCOMING. QUESTIONS MAY BE DIRECTED 
TO HEATHER PAYNTER AT DSN 223-1363/COMM (703) 693-1363 OR
EMAIL: HEATHER.PAYNTER(AT)NAVY.MIL.

6. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL COMMANDS AND INDIVIDUALS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 
THOMPSON-RAVITZ AWARDS PROGRAM. YOUR HARD WORK AND SUPERB EFFORTS HAVE MADE 
YOUR PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAMS OUTSTANDING EXAMPLES TO EMULATE. WELL DONE! REAR 
ADMIRAL DENNIS J. MOYNIHAN, CHIEF OF INFORMATION, SENDS.

7. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL JOHN M. BIRD, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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