NOMINATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014 OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY AWARDS MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2N6/-/OCT// POC/CDR Ruth Lane/OPNAV N2N6E/- /TEL: (571) 256-8232/Email: ruth.lane(at)navy.mil:
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/NOMINATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014 OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY AWARDS
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2N6/-/OCT// POC/CDR Ruth Lane/OPNAV N2N6E/-
/TEL: (571) 256-8232/Email: email@example.com//
NARR/Reference (a) is NAVADMIN 023/14, Oceanography of the Navy Awards
Program. Reference (b) is OPNAVINST 1650.37 Naval Oceanography Award
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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;
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
5. Released by Vice Admiral Ted N. Branch, OPNAV N2N6.//