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NARR/REFS A AND B ANNOUNCED COMPETITION FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
 (SECDEF) MAINTENANCE AWARDS.//
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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 2012 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)
        SUBMARINE PERFORMANCE MONITORING TEAM (PMT SUBS)
    B.  MEDIUM COMMANDS:
        PATROL SQUADRON FIVE (VP 5)
        USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40)
    C.  LARGE COMMANDS:
        USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)
        USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3)

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.  FLEET READINESS CENTER SOUTHWEST (FRCSW)
    B.  PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD AND INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE FACILITY (PSNS 
& 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 NOVEMBER 
2012 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2012 DOD MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION IN 
GRAND RAPIDS, MI.  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 P. H. CULLOM, N4.//

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