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SUBJ/NAVY WINNERS OF THE 2022 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARDS//
REF/A/MSG/CNO/012025Z DEC 21//
REF/B/MSG/CNO/301907Z NOV 21//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 273/21 ANNOUNCING COMPETITION FOR THE 2022 SECRETARY
OF DEFENSE (SECDEF) MAINTENANCE AWARDS FOR FIELD LEVEL UNITS AND COMMANDS.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 274/21 ANNOUNCING COMPETITION FOR THE 2022 SECRETARY OF
DEFENSE (SECDEF) ROBERT T. MASON DEPOT MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD.
REF C IS OUSD(A&S) MEMO OF 31 AUG 22 ANNOUNCING THE 2022 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
MAINTENANCE AWARD WINNERS.//
POC/RANDY PILKERTON/CIV/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N83I1/TEL: 703-695-4925//
RMKS/1. The annual Secretary of Defense Awards Program recognizes the
Department of Defense's (DoD) most outstanding field-level and depot-level
military maintenance units from a highly competitive field of candidates. I
would like to extend my congratulations and gratitude for all Navy units that
submitted nomination packages in accordance with references (a) and
(b). Each nominee should be proud of their accomplishments.
2. Reference (c) announced the 2022 SECDEF Maintenance Award winners for the
entire DoD. I am pleased to inform you that the following Navy Commands have
been selected as winners of the 2022 SECDEF Maintenance Awards:
a. Field-Level Small Category: Strike Fighter Squadron ONE FOUR SEVEN
(VFA-147), Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA
b. Field-Level Medium Category: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG 81),
Naval Station Mayport, FL
c. Field-Level Large Category: TRIDENT Refit Facility Kings Bay
(TRIREFFAC-KB), Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA
3. All of the above winners will be formally recognized during the DoD
Maintenance Symposium at the SECDEF Maintenance Awards Ceremony on 13
December 2022. The overall Phoenix Award winner will be announced at the
Awards Ceremony as well. The Phoenix Award represents the very best of all
the field-level winners, and is the highest SECDEF award for field-level
4. Please join me in congratulating each of our Navy winners for a job well
done; you represent the very best of our military maintenance community which
contributes directly to the readiness of our Navy. BRAVO ZULU!
5. Released by Mr. Neil W. T. Hogg, ADCNO, N8B.//