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SUBJ/NOMINATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY AWARDS//
AMPN/OPNAVINST 1650.37 NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHY AWARD PROGRAM.//
POC/TENNYSON SHARPE/AGCS/OPNAV N2N6E/-/TEL: (703)614-1839/EMAIL:
RMKS/1. The Naval Oceanography Awards program was established to recognize
outstanding achievement in the field of Naval Oceanography by officers, chief
petty officers, and Department of the Navy (DON) civilians. The award is
sponsored by the Oceanographer of the Navy in accordance with reference (a).
2. Award criteria and eligibility. One awardee will be selected for each of
the following awards.
a. Captain Richard C. Steere Award recognizes junior officers
afloat or ashore for their leadership, performance, special
accomplishments, and expert application of the meteorology and
oceanography sciences in support of the safety of the fleet.
Active and Reserve component 1800/6800 officers in the paygrades
of O1-O3 are eligible.
b. The Commander Mary Sears Award recognizes mid-grade officers
who demonstrate sustained superior performance, outstanding
leadership ability, personal initiative, cooperation and
adaptability, outstanding military bearing, and exemplary
and professional conduct. Active and Reserve component 1800/6800
officers in the paygrade of O4 are eligible.
c. The Chief Aerographers Mate John Dungan Jr. Award recognizes
senior enlisted in the oceanography community afloat or ashore
their leadership, performance, special accomplishments, and
expertise in forecasting and analysis in the applied sciences of
meteorology and oceanography in support of fleet operations.
Active and Reserve component Chief and Senior Chief Aerographers
Mates are eligible.
d. The Matthew Henson Award recognizes DON civilian employees
for their leadership, performance, special accomplishments, and
expert application of the meteorology and oceanography sciences
support of naval operations. DON civilian employees at or below
the grade of GS13 are eligible.
3. Nominations. The period of eligibility is from 1 October 2016 to
30 September 2017. Nomination packages should be submitted as specified in
reference (a). Packages must arrive to the Oceanographer of the Navy via e-
mail to Senior Chief Aerographers Mate Tennyson Sharpe at
tennyson.sharpe(at)navy.mil no later than 20 October 2017. The Oceanographer
of the Navy and Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command shall
convene a joint board consisting of their respective Technical Directors,
Senior Enlisted Advisor/Command Master Chief, Deputy/Chief of Staff, and
others as appropriate who will select awardees based upon the above criteria
and content of the respective nomination packages. Nominations must be
unclassified and submitted on command letterhead by scan and e-mail
(preferred), or letter mail. Nomination packages shall include:
a. Name/Rank or Grade;
b. Job Title, Pay Plan, and Occupation Code Organization and
c. Date of commission/promotion history (officer) or pay entry
base date/advancement history (enlisted);
d. Active duty assignments/employment (inclusive dates);
e. Significant prior awards (personal, service, campaign);
f. Education (Year, Degree, School, Major Field of study);
g. Command letter of endorsement;
h. Significant accomplishments in the past year (bullet format);
i. One page biography (include membership in professional or
scientific societies, civic organizations, etc);
j. Completed OPNAV 1650/3, block 24 signed by parent command;
k. Draft Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal citation or
Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award citation, as appropriate.
4. Recognition. The Oceanographer of the Navy will announce the award by
message on or about the birthday of Naval Oceanography, 6 December, and will
recognize the awardee in person or via the service member�s respective
5. Released by VADM Jan E. Tighe, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//