U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Yokosuka recently received the distinction of being selected as a 2014 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Award Winner in the category of Environmental Quality for an Overseas Installation.
Presented annually, the CNO Environmental Awards Program recognizes Navy ships, installations, and people for outstanding performance in promoting environmental stewardship.
Aside from Environmental Quality, awards are presented for accomplishments in areas categorized as Natural Resources Conservation, Cultural Resources Management, Sustainability, Environmental Restoration, Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, and Environmental Planning.
The CNO Environmental Awards are the first of three levels within the Department of Defense (DoD) competition.
CNO winners are submitted for consideration in the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Environmental Awards competition. Likewise, winners at the SECNAV level of competition are submitted to compete in the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Environmental Awards competition.
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