NOMINATIONS FOR 2023 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FIELD LEVEL MAINTENANCE AWARDS:
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SUBJ/NOMINATIONS FOR 2023 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FIELD LEVEL MAINTENANCE
NARR/REF A IS THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD) INSTRUCTION FOR THE SECRETARY
OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS PROGRAM//
RMKS/1. The annual Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Maintenance Awards Program
acknowledges maintenance excellence by formally recognizing field-level
military units responsible for outstanding achievements in maintenance
management and production. SECDEF presents six DoD wide maintenance awards
to the most outstanding large, medium, and small organizations. One of these
six winners will be recognized as the "best of the best" and awarded the
2. Competitive Categories:
a. Large: 1000 or more authorized personnel
b. Medium: 301-999 authorized personnel
c. Small: up to 300 authorized personnel
3. All active and reserve component field-level commands and units
responsible for organizational and intermediate-level maintenance on weapons
systems and/or equipment belonging to their own unit, or to other units, are
eligible to compete. Examples of eligible activities include ships,
squadrons, Naval Stations, etc. A component of a command such as a repair
department of a submarine base may be nominated if that component is assigned
a Unit Identification Code distinct from the command as a whole. The
preponderance of unit staffing shall be comprised of uniformed U.S. military
personnel and DoD civilians. The 2023 SECDEF Maintenance Awards competitive
period covers Fiscal Year 2022. The 2023 awards will be presented at a
formal ceremony on a date to be announced.
4. Echelon II commanders must review and screen nominations from their
respective commands and may submit up to two SECDEF field-level maintenance
award nominations per category to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
(OPNAV) N8. OPNAV (N8) will evaluate the nominations and forward two
nominees per category to SECDEF for award consideration.
5. Each nomination package must be submitted in accordance with reference
(a), via email, to Mr. Randy Pilkerton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please pay special attention to the requirements outlined in reference (a)
with regards to the eight page limitation for nomination packages and the
three weighted evaluation factors for field-level units. It is imperative
that nomination packages highlight accomplishments of the unit, and support
with qualifying statements of fact. Each nomination package should include a
one paragraph executive summary highlighting the extraordinary
accomplishments of the unit, and include a separate high resolution image
file of their unit logo (minimum of 300 DPI file).
6. Echelon II endorsed nomination packages are due no later than 10 March
2023. Follow on messages will announce Navy finalists and SECDEF field-level
maintenance award winners.
7. Point of contact for nomination packages is Mr. Randy Pilkerton, OPNAV
N83, at (240)298-3094, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled.
9. Please ensure the widest distribution of this message for consideration
of these awards to include soliciting input from both Echelon 3 and 4
10. Released by direction Mr. Neil W. T. Hogg, SES, Assistant DCNO for
Integration of Capabilities and Resources (N8B).//
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