NAVY NOMINEES FOR THE 2023 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS:
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SUBJ/NAVY NOMINEES FOR THE 2023 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS//
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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 267/22 ANNOUNCING COMPETITION FOR THE 2023 SECRETARY
OF DEFENSE (SECDEF) MAINTENANCE AWARDS FOR FIELD LEVEL UNITS AND COMMANDS.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 266/22 ANNOUNCING COMPETITION FOR THE 2023 SECRETARY OF
DEFENSE (SECDEF) ROBERT T. MASON DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD//
POC/RANDY PILKERTON/CIV/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N83I/TEL: 703-695-4925/E-MAIL:
RMKS/1. Before announcing our Navy nominees selected to compete for the 2023
SECDEF Maintenance Awards, I want to personally thank the numerous commands
who took time to recognize the tremendous contributions from your field-level
maintenance units and depot-level maintenance programs in accordance with
references (a) and (b). Your continued participation in this competition
ensures that our outstanding maintenance teams are recognized for their
remarkable efforts and support they provide to our warfighters. It is always
an honor to review such a competitive field of deserving units. Your
submittals represent the very best of Navy maintenance, making it
particularly challenging to select our nominees to compete as finalists
against the rest of the Department of Defense (DoD) maintenance community.
2. Annually, SECDEF will select six winners from across the DoD to be
awarded the SECDEF Field-Level Maintenance Award, two from each competitive
category (small, medium, and large). From these six winning units, one will
be selected as the best of the best and named the annual SECDEF Phoenix Award
winner. Our Navy nominees selected to compete for the DoD field-level
competition categories are:
a. Small Commands:
Commander, Fleet Air Western Pacific (CFWP) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance
Detachment (AIMD), Atsugi, Japan.
Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC), Naples, Italy.
b. Medium Commands:
USS EMORY S LAND (AS 39), Agana, Guam.
Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC), Mayport, FL.
c. Large Commands:
Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), Norfolk, VA.
USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3), Norfolk, VA.
3. Annually, the SECDEF will also select one program from an organic depot-
level maintenance activity to be awarded the Robert T. Mason Award for Depot
Maintenance Excellence. Our Navy nominee selected to compete for the depot
-level competition category is:
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF)
Submarine Maintenance, Modernization and Overhaul Program, Joint Base Pearl
Harbor Hickam, HI
4. A SECDEF Selection Board comprised of senior maintenance leaders from
each service will evaluate nominated submissions from the Services and select
six field-level winners (two per category), and one depot-level winner. All
SECDEF Maintenance Award winners will be recognized by the Office of the
SECDEF at a formal awards ceremony scheduled to be held in December in
San Diego, CA. Selected winners and details on the awards ceremony will be
announced later this year in a separate NAVADMIN message.
5. Thank you to all who submitted entries into this year's SECDEF
Maintenance Awards competition. The outstanding initiative, imagination, and
professionalism demonstrated from our entire maintenance community is a true
testament to our focus on Warfighting, Warfighters and the Future
Navy. Congratulations to our selected Navy nominees, I know that you will
represent the Navy well in the SECDEF competition!
6. Released by Mr. Neil W.T. Hogg ADCNO, N8.//