SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS

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REF/A/RMG/CNO/021713ZDEC10// REF/B/RMG/CNO/021711ZDEC10// NARR/REFS A AND B 
ANNOUNCED COMPETITION FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (SECDEF) MAINTENANCE 
AWARDS.//
POC/W. KENYON/CIV/CNO N43C2/LOC:CNO/TEL:(703) 695-5815// 

RMKS/1.  AN EXCELLENT RESPONSE TO REF A RESULTED IN A DIVERSE FIELD OF HIGHLY 
DESERVING CANDIDATES FOR THIS YEAR'S SECDEF MAINTENANCE AWARDS.  IT IS MY 
PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE THE NAVY NOMINEES FOR THE 2011 SECDEF MAINTENANCE AWARDS 
IN THE FIELD AND DEPOT LEVEL CATEGORIES.  THIS YEAR'S NAVY FIELD LEVEL 
(PHOENIX) NOMINEES ARE:
A.  SMALL COMMANDS:
HELICOPTER MARITIME STRIKE SQUADRON SEVEN SEVEN (HSM-77) STRIKE FIGHTER 
SQUADRON ONE FOUR THREE (VFA-143) 
B.  MEDIUM COMMANDS:
USS NASSAU (LHA-4)
FLEET READINESS CENTER SOUTHWEST (FRCSW) 
C.  LARGE COMMANDS:
USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75)
SOUTHWEST REGIONAL MAINTENANCE CENTER (SWRMC) 

2.  THE ROBERT T. MASON AWARD FOR DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE RECOGNIZES THE 
MOST OUTSTANDING DEPOT LEVEL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM, WORKLOAD, OR PRODUCT LINE AT 
AN ORGANIC DEPOT LEVEL MAINTENANCE ACTIVITY.  
THE NAVY NOMINEES FOR THE DEPOT LEVEL COMPETITION ARE:
A.  PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD AND INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE FACILITY (PSNSY & 
IMF) 
B.  FLEET READINESS CENTER SOUTHEAST (FRCSE) 
C.  PEARL HARBOR NAVAL SHIPYARD AND INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE FACILITY (PHNSY & 
IMF) 

3.  SECDEF SELECTION BOARDS WILL EVALUATE SIMILAR INPUTS FROM ALL SERVICES AND 
ANNOUNCE SIX FIELD LEVEL WINNERS (TWO PER CATEGORY), AND ONE DEPOT WINNER.  
ALL MAINTENANCE AWARD RECIPIENTS WILL BE RECOGNIZED AT A CEREMONY HELD ON 16 
NOVEMBER 2011 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2011 DOD MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM AND 
EXHIBITION IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS.  SENIOR DEFENSE OFFICIALS WILL PRESIDE OVER 
THE CEREMONY.  THE ULTIMATE PHOENIX AWARD WINNER WILL BE SELECTED FROM AMONG 
THE SIX FIELD LEVEL MAINTENANCE AWARD RECIPIENTS AND ANNOUNCED AT THE 
CEREMONY.
4.  THE OUTSTANDING INITIATIVE, IMAGINATION, AND PROFESSIONALISM DEMONSTRATED 
BY ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE A REFLECTION OF NAVY WIDE EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN PEAK 
READINESS AND EFFICIENCY.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL NOMINEES.

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

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