NOMINATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014 OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY AWARDS

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SUBJ/NOMINATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014 OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY AWARDS 



MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2N6/-/OCT// POC/CDR Ruth Lane/OPNAV 
/TEL:  (571) 256-8232/Email: ruth.lane(at)navy.mil//

REF/A/MSG/CNO/032026ZFEB14//
REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/10OCT14//

NARR/Reference (a) is NAVADMIN 023/14, Oceanography of the Navy Awards 
Program.  Reference (b) is OPNAVINST 1650.37 Naval Oceanography Award 
Program.//

RMKS/1.  Reference (a) announced the establishment of the Naval Oceanography 
Awards program to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of Naval 
Oceanography by Officers, Chief Petty Officers, and Department of then Navy 
(DoN) civilians.  The award is sponsored by the Oceanographer of the Navy.

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 
1800/6460 officers in the paygrades of O1-O3 are eligible.
b.  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 military and professional conduct.  
Active and Reserve component 1800/6460 officers in the paygrade of O4 
are eligible.
c.  Chief Aerographer*s Mate John R. Dungan Award recognizes senior 
enlisted in the oceanography community afloat or ashore for 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 Aerographer*s Mates are eligible.
d.  Matthew Henson Award recognizes DON civilian employees for their 
leadership, performance, special accomplishments, and expert 
application of the meteorology and oceanography sciences in support of 
Naval operations.  DON civilian employees at or below the grade of GS-
13 are eligible.

3.  Nominations.  The period of eligibility is 1 October 2013 to 30 September 
2014.  Nomination packages should be submitted as specified in reference (b).  
For this year only, packages must arrive to the Oceanographer of the Navy via 
email to ruth.lane(at)navy.mil no later than 1 November 2014.  For fiscal 
year 2015 and beyond, packages will be due by 15 October per reference (b).  
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, 
and Deputy/Chief of Staff who will select awardees based upon the above 
criteria and content of the respective nomination packages.  Nominations must 
be unclassified and submitted on letterhead by scan/email (preferred), mail, 
or fax.  Nominations packages shall include:

    a.  Name/Rank or Grade/Last four of social security number;
    b.  Job Title, Pay Plan, and Occupation Code Organization and
    Location;
    c.  Date of birth/place of birth;
    d.  Date of commission/promotion history (officer) or pay entry
    base date/advancement history (enlisted);
    e.  Active duty assignments/employment (inclusive dates);
    f.  Significant prior awards (personal, service, campaign);
    g.  Education (Year, Degree, School, Major Field of study);
    h.  Command letter of endorsement;
    i.  Significant accomplishments in the past year (bullet format);
    j.  One page biography (include membership in professional or
    scientific societies, civic organizations, etc);
    k.  Completed OPNAV 1650/3, block 24 signed by parent command;
    and
    l.  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 the birthday of Naval Oceanography, 6 December, and will recognize 
the awardee in person or via the service member*s respective Commanding 
Officer.

5.  Released by Vice Admiral Ted N. Branch, OPNAV N2N6.//

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