The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) was announced as a recipient of the 2014 Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Field-Level Maintenance Award, Sept. 20.
The SECDEF Maintenance Awards program recognizes outstanding achievements by field-level units engaged in military equipment and weapon system maintenance within the Department of Defense (DoD).
Six DoD maintenance units are awarded SECDEF Field-Level Maintenance Awards annually, two from each competition category (small, medium and large). George Washington won for the large command category.
George Washington received the field-level award based on several criteria, including innovative and effective use of maintenance resources, quality-of-life programs and mission accomplishments.
The Navy displayed a strong showing in this year’s competition, winning three of six field-level awards.
The field-level awards, as well as the announcement of the SECDEF Phoenix Trophy winner will be formally presented Nov. 18, at the SECDEF Maintenance Awards banquet in Birmingham, Alabama.
Press Release, September 26, 2014; Image: US Navy