2014 ROBERT T. MASON DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD

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SUBJ/2014 ROBERT T. MASON DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD//


REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 5305.9B/09MAY2013//
REF/B/DOC/DODI 1348.30/27NOV2013//
NARR/REF A IS THE OPNAV INSTRUCTION FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE 
AWARDS PROGRAM.  REF B IS THE DOD INSTRUCTION FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 
MAINTENANCE AWARDS PROGRAM//
POC/LIZ NELSON/CIV/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N43C2/TEL:  703-695-8521//E-MAIL: 
ELIZABETH.A.NELSON(AT)NAVY.MIL

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. 

3.  Organic depot-level maintenance activities are eligible to compete for 
this award.  The 2014 Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award competitive 
period covers FY13.

4.  Echelon II commanders shall review and screen nominations from their 
respective command 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 references (a) and (b) and 
submitted on CD to Ms. Liz Nelson NLT 17 March 2014.  Each Nomination 
package shall also include a high resolution image of their unit logo 
(minimum of 300 DPI JPG file).  Please pay special attention to the 
nomination package requirements outlined in reference (b).  Highlights 
include page restrictions of 10 pages to the package write ups and minor 
changes to the grading rubric.  Additionally, it is imperative that Navy 
packages highlight accomplishments exceeding an established baseline above 
the normal.  Follow-on messages will announce Navy nominee 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:  Ms. Liz Nelson/N43C2/(703) 695-8521

7.  Released by VADM P. H. Cullom, N4//
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