Under Secretary of the Navy Robert Work, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics Vice Adm. Philip Cullom, Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics Lt. Gen. Frank Panter and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Safety Paul Hanley were at the US Navy Memorial July 11 to congratulate the commands and installations chosen as recipients of the 2012 Department of the Navy (DoN) Safety Excellence Award.
The 19 recipients got a citation, plaque and the Secretary of the Navy’s (SECNAV) safety flag in recognition of their for their safety programs. They can fly the SECNAV safety flag for a year.
One of the awardees is the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which got the Large Deck Combatant Safety Excellence award for having zero Class A, B or C mishaps, zero Class A or B operational injuries to personnel, zero Class A or B off-duty mishaps, and zero significant discrepancies in the annual Commander Naval Air Force Safety and Occupational Health Management Evaluation.
Aside from the USS Ronald Reagan, other winners are:
* Industrial, Category A – NAVFAC Northwest
* Industrial, Category B – Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF JRMC)
* Industrial, Category C – Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow
* Non-Industrial, Category A – Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
* Non-Industrial, Category B – Naval Air Station Lemoore
* Non-Industrial, Category C – Naval Base Ventura County
* Fleet Operational/Fleet Support – Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island
* Surface Combatant – USS Lake Champlain (CG 57)
* Amphibious – USS Green Bay (LPD 20)
* Submarine – USS Tennessee (SSBN 734)
* Auxiliary – USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51)
* Marine Corps Active Duty Aviation – Marine Attack Squadron 223
* Navy Active Duty Aviation – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77 “Saberhawks”
* Marine Corps Reserve Aviation – Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773
* Navy Reserve Aviation – Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 57 “Conquistadors”
* Training Aviation – Training Squadron 10 “Wildcats”
* Safety Integration in Acquisition – NAVSEA Shallow Water Combat Submersible Team
* Emerging Center of Excellence – U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), Naval Sea Systems Command, NOSSA, and USFOR-A Systems Safety
The Safety Excellence Awards, created to promote safe practices and recognize commands with effective safety policies, was established by former SECNAV Gordon R. England in 2002.