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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N8/SEP//
SUBJ/NAVY WINNERS OF THE 2017 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS//
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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 255/16, ANNOUNCING COMPETITION FOR THE 2017 SECRETARY
OF DEFENSE ROBERT T. MASON DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 256/16, ANNOUNCING COMPETITION FOR THE 2017 SECRETARY OF
DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS FOR FIELD-LEVEL UNITS AND COMMANDS.
REF C IS OSD MEMO OF 28 AUG 17 ANNOUNCING THE 2017 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FIELD
-LEVEL AND DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE AWARD WINNERS.//
POC/SCHRADER/DANIEL/OPNAV N8I1/TEL: (703)695-4925/E-MAIL:
RMKS/1. Annually, the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) recognizes the
Department of Defenses (DoD) most outstanding maintenance units. I would
like to personally extend my congratulations and gratitude for all Navy units
that submitted nomination packages to the 2017 Secretary of Defense
Maintenance Awards. Each nominee should be proud of their accomplishments.
2. Six units are awarded SECDEF Field-Level Maintenance Awards, two from
each competitive category (small, medium, and large). From these six winning
units, one will be selected as the best of the best, and named the annual
SECDEF Phoenix Award winner. Additionally, one maintenance program from an
organic depot-level maintenance activity is awarded the Robert T. Mason Award
for Depot Maintenance Excellence. The following Navy Command has been
selected from a very competitive field of candidates across the entire
Department of Defense as a Secretary of Defense winner in the Field-Level
Field-Level (Medium Category): ASSAULT CRAFT UNIT FOUR (ACU 4)
Fleet Maintenance Activity, Virginia
3. ACU 4 will be formally recognized on 5 December 2017 at the DoD
Maintenance Symposium held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Phoenix Award winner
will be announced at the Maintenance Symposium as well.
4. The Maintenance Symposium is the Departments premier maintenance
community event and will take place from 4-7 December 2017. It is intended
to be a forum to discuss key maintenance related topics and increase overall
awareness of DoD maintenance initiatives. Maximum participation from the
maintenance community is highly encouraged. Interested personnel should
register at http://www.sae.org/events/dod/. Contact Mr. Dan Schrader, POC
info above, for further details.
5. Please join me in congratulating the ACU 4 Fleet Maintenance Activity
team for a job well done, you represent the very best of our military
maintenance community which contributes directly to the readiness of our
Navy. BRAVO ZULU!
6. Released by VADM W. K. Lescher, DCNO, N8.//