2023 CAPT JOY BRIGHT HANCOCK AND MASTER CHIEF ANNA DER-VARTANIAN LEADERSHIP AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT:
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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the 2023 recipients of the Captain Joy
Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards.
Congratulations to the following award recipients who were selected for their
inspirational leadership, both on and off-duty:
a. Senior Officer: CDR Cheryl A. Griswold, Naval Survival Training
b. Junior Officer: LT Andrea R. Howard, PCU NEW JERSEY (SSN 796).
c. LDO/CWO: CWO3 Lureatha Harvey, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH
d. Senior Enlisted: HMCM(SS/SW/EXW/AW) Amanda L. McDevitt, Commander,
Submarine Force Atlantic.
e. Junior Enlisted: HM1 Katy Jones, Navy Medicine Readiness and
Training Command Beaufort.
2. Established in 1987, the Captain Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna
Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards are presented annually to honor the visionary
leadership of Navy Service Members whose ideals and dedication foster an
inclusive culture by furthering the integration of women into the Navy.
3. Candidates were nominated by their commanding officers and officers-in-
charge with endorsements from their immediate superior in command. The 2023
winners were then selected from over 105 high-caliber nominations by
convening boards composed of Chief of Naval Operations senior leaders. For
commands desiring feedback on nominations submitted this year or those
seeking guidance regarding future nominations, contact the point of contact
4. These awards will be formally presented at the Joint Women's Leadership
Symposium, 29 June - 1 July 2023 in San Diego, CA. Navy Personnel Command
(PERS-4) will make travel arrangements for award winners.
5. My point of contact for this is CTRCS Candace L. Esquivel, Office of
Women's Policy (OPNAV N174B), who can be reached by e-mail at
6. My heartiest congratulations to these deserving award winners and
nominees! I would like to extend my gratitude for your visionary and
inspirational leadership, which helps to shape our future and achieve the
maximum possible performance of our Navy Team. Bravo Zulu!
7. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//