R 031553Z NOV 17
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N8/NOV//
SUBJ/NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FIELD LEVEL MAINTENANCE
NARR/REF A IS THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD) INSTRUCTION FOR THE SECRETARY
OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS PROGRAM//
RMKS/1. The annual Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Maintenance Awards Program
acknowledges maintenance excellence by formally recognizing field-level
military units responsible for outstanding achievements in maintenance
management and production. SECDEF presents six DoD wide maintenance awards
to the most outstanding large, medium, and small organizations. One of these
six winners will be recognized as the best of the best and awarded the
2. Competitive Categories:
A. Large: 1000 or more authorized personnel
B. Medium: 301-999 authorized personnel
C. Small: up to 300 authorized personnel
3. All active and reserve component field-level commands and units
responsible for organizational and intermediate-level maintenance on weapons
systems and/or equipment belonging to their own unit, or to other units, are
eligible to compete. Examples of eligible activities include ships,
squadrons, Naval Stations, etc. A component of a command such as a repair
department of a submarine base may be nominated if that component is assigned
a Unit Identification Code distinct from the command as a whole. The
preponderance of unit staffing shall be comprised of uniformed U.S. military
personnel and DoD civilians. The 2018 SECDEF Maintenance Awards competitive
period covers Fiscal Year 2017. The 2018 awards will be presented at a
formal ceremony on a date to be announced.
4. Echelon II commanders must review and screen nominations from their
respective commands and may submit up to two SECDEF field level maintenance
award nominations per category to Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
(OPNAV) N8. OPNAV (N8) will evaluate the nominations and forward two
nominees per category to SECDEF for award consideration.
5. Each nomination package must be submitted in accordance with reference
(a), via email, to Mr. Daniel Schrader, daniel.l.schrader(at)navy.mil.
Please pay special attention to the requirements outlined in reference (a)
with regards to the ten page limitation for nomination packages and the three
weighted evaluation factors for field-level units. It is imperative that
nomination packages highlight accomplishments of the unit, and support with
qualifying statements of fact. Each nomination package should include a one
paragraph executive summary highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of
the unit, and include a separate high resolution image file of their unit
logo (minimum of 300 DPI file).
6. Echelon II endorsed nomination packages are due no later than 23 February
2018. Follow on messages will announce Navy finalists and SECDEF field level
maintenance award winners.
7. Point of contact for nomination packages is Mr. Daniel Schrader, OPNAV
N83, at (703) 695-4952, or via e-mail at Daniel.l.schrader(at)navy.mil.
8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled.
9. Released by VADM W. K. Lescher, DCNO, N8.//