USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL TROPHY WINNER

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REF/A/OPNAVINST 3590.11F/30JAN2007//

AMPN/REF A IS AWARD CRITERIA AND SUBMISSION PROCEDURE FOR THE USS ARIZONA 
MEMORIAL TROPHY.//

RMKS/1. IT IS AN HONOR TO ANNOUNCE USS SAMPSON (DDG 102) AS THE CALENDAR YEARS 
2011 AND 2012 USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL TROPHY WINNER.

2. THE USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL TROPHY IS AWARDED BIENNIALLY TO THE SHIP ACHIEVING 
THE GREATEST COMBAT READINESS IN STRIKE WARFARE, SURFACE FIRE SUPPORT, AND 
ANTI-SURFACE WARFARE.

3. SAMPSON'S PERFORMANCE DURING THE TWO YEAR COMPETITIVE PERIOD WAS 
CHARACTERIZED BY SUPERIOR COMBAT READINESS AND OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS. IN 
2011 SHE WAS THE SPOKANE TROPHY WINNER FOR EXCEPTIONAL COMBAT SYSTEMS 
READINESS, THE JAMES F. CHEZEK GUNNERY AWARD WINNER FOR SURFACE GUNNERY 
EXCELLENCE, AND A BATTLE EFFICIENCY AWARD RECIPIENT. IN 2012 SHE BECAME ONE OF 
TWO PACIFIC FLEET SHIPS TO WIN A CONSECUTIVE BATTLE EFFICIENCY AWARD. SAMPSON 
ALSO DEPLOYED TO FIFTH AND SEVENTH FLEETS AND PERFORMED THREE SUCCESSFUL CNO 
OPERATIONAL TEST LAUNCHES.

4. SAMPSON'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE A TESTAMENT TO THE PROFESSIONALISM AND 
DEDICATION OF HER CREW AND SET A COMBAT READINESS BENCHMARK FOR ALL TO 
EMULATE.  YOUR HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE EMBODY THE FIGHTING 
SPIRIT OF USS ARIZONA AND ARE DESERVING OF THIS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD.

5. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL R. W. HUNT, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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