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FISCAL YEAR 2022 OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY AWARD NOMINATIONS


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SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2022 OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY AWARD NOMINATIONS// 
 
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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1650.37A, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS INSTRUCTION NAVAL 
OCEANOGRAPHY AWARD PROGRAM WHICH ESTABLISHES AWARDS TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING 
ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FIELD OF NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHY.// 
POC/CRAIG HAWKINS/AGCS/OPNAV N2N6E/TEL:  (703) 614-1840/EMAIL: 
CRAIG.P.HAWKINS.MIL(at)US.NAVY.MIL// 
POC/THOMAS MONEYMAKER/CAPT/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 awards are 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 E-7 to E-8 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 2021 to 
30 September 2022.  Nomination packages should be submitted as specified in 
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 15 
October 2022.  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 scan and 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 on or about the birthday of naval oceanography, 6 December 2022, and 
will recognize the awardees in person or via their respective Commanding 
Officer. 
 
5.  Released by VADM Jeffrey E. Trussler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations 
for Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.// 
 
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