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NAVADMIN 234/21 - FISCAL YEAR 2021 OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY AWARD NOMINATIONS

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NAVADMIN 234/21
 
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2N6/OCT//  
 
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2021 OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY AWARD NOMINATIONS//  
 
REF/A/INST/OPNAV/20JUN19// AMPF/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1650.37A, CHIEF OF NAVAL 
OPERATIONS NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHY AWARD PROGRAM WHICH ESTABLISHES AWARDS TO 
RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FIELD OF NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHY.//  
 
POC/AGCS CRAIG P. HAWKINS/OPNAV N2N6E/TEL:  (703) 614-1840
/EMAIL:  CRAIG.P.HAWKINS.MIL(AT)US.NAVY.MIL//
POC/CAPT THOMAS A. MONEYMAKER/OPNAV N2N6E/TEL:  (703) 614-1864
/EMAIL:  THOMAS.A.MONEYMAKER.MIL(AT)US.NAVY.MIL//
 
RMKS/1.  The Naval Oceanography Awards program was established to recognize 
outstanding achievement in the field of Naval Oceanography by officers, chief 
petty officers, and civilians.  The award is sponsored by the Oceanographer 
of the Navy, per reference (a).
 
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.  U.S. Navy Active 
and Reserve officers in the paygrades of O1-O3 with designators of 1800/6800 
are eligible.
    b.  The 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.  U.S. Navy Active 
and Reserve officers in the paygrade of O4 with designators of 1800/6800 are 
eligible.
    c.  The Chief Aerographers Mate John Dungan Jr. Award recognizes Navy 
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.  U.S. Navy Active and Reserve 
component Aerographers Mates in the paygrades of E7-E9 are eligible.
    d.  The Matthew Henson Award recognizes Naval Oceanography civilian 
employees for their leadership, performance, special accomplishments, and 
expert application of the meteorology and oceanography sciences in support of 
Naval operations.  Department of the Navy civilian employees at or below the 
grade of GS13 are eligible.
 
3.  Nominations.  The period of eligibility is from 1 October 2020 to
30 September 2021.  Nomination packages should be submitted as specified per 
reference (a).  Packages must arrive to the Oceanographer of the Navy via 
email to AGCS Craig Hawkins at craig.p.hawkins.mil(at)us.navy.mil and CAPT 
Thomas Moneymaker at thomas.a.moneymaker.mil(at)us.navy.mil no later than 6 
December 2021.  The Oceanographer of the Navy and Commander, Naval 
Meteorology and Oceanography Command will convene a joint board consisting of 
their respective Technical Directors, Senior Enlisted Advisor/Command Master 
Chief, Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff, and others as appropriate who will 
select awardees based upon the above criteria and content of the respective 
nomination packages.  Nominations must be unclassified and submitted on 
command letterhead by email (preferred) or letter mail to the following 
address:  Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, ATTN:  
OPNAV N2N6E, 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 20350-2000.
 
4.  Recognition.  The Oceanographer of the Navy will announce the awards by 
message, and will recognize the awardees in person or via their respective 
Commanding Officers.
 
5.  Released by VADM Jeffrey E. Trussler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations 
for Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.// BT
 
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