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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 civilians. The award is sponsored by the Oceanographer
of the Navy per reference (a).
2. Award criteria and eligibility. One awardee will be selected for each of
the following awards:
a. The 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. U.S. Navy
Active and Reserve officers in the paygrades of O1-O3 with designators of
1800/6800 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 military and professional conduct. U.S. Navy Active
and Reserve officers in the paygrade of O4 with designators of 1800/6800 are
c. The Chief Aerographers Mate John Dungan Jr. Award recognizes Navy
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. U.S. Navy Active and Reserve
component Chief and Senior Chief Petty Officer Aerographers Mates are
d. The Matthew Henson Award recognizes Naval Oceanography civilian
employees for their leadership, performance, special accomplishments, and
expert application of the meteorology and oceanography sciences in support of
Naval operations. Department of the Navy civilian employees at or below the
grade of GS13 are eligible.
3. Nominations. The period of eligibility is from 1 October 2018 to 30
September 2019. Nomination packages should be submitted as specified in
reference (a). Packages must arrive to the Oceanographer of the Navy via
email to Lieutenant Commander Stephanie Johnson at
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15 October 2019. The
Oceanographer of the Navy and Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography
Command will convene a joint board consisting of their respective Technical
Directors, Senior Enlisted Advisor/ Command Master Chief, Executive
Assistant/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 email (preferred) or letter mail. Nomination packages
a. Name/Rank or Grade.
b. Job title, pay plan, and occupation code organization and location.
c. Date of commission/promotion history (officer) or pay entry base
date/advancement history (enlisted).
d. Active duty assignments/employment (inclusive dates/in reverse
e. Significant prior awards (personal, service, campaign/in reverse
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).
4. Recognition. The Oceanographer of the Navy will announce the award by
message, and will recognize the awardee in person or via their Commanding
5. Released by VADM Matthew J. Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//