Navy League of the United States Presents Annual Awards

Wednesday, July 03, 2002
At the Awards Luncheon, the Navy League of the United States, a 76,000-member civilian organization, presented its prestigious military and civilian awards to the following: John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership Commander Scott B. Bawden, USN Commanding Officer USS PROVIDENCE (SSN 719) To a Navy officer who has made an outstanding contribution to the high standards of leadership traditional in the naval service. Admiral Claude V. Ricketts Award for Inspirational Leadership (E7 and above) Senior Chief Aviation Hospital Corpsman Roger M. Grose, USN USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) To a Navy enlisted person who, by traditional performance of duty, has demonstrated outstanding leadership and the professional competence required by his or her rank. Admiral Claude V. Ricketts Award for Inspirational Leadership (E6 and below) Master-At-Arms First Class Christopher D. Breckenridge, USN Naval Submarine Base, Bangor To a Navy enlisted person who, by traditional performance of duty, has demonstrated outstanding leadership and the professional competence required by his or her rank. Captain Winifred Quick Collins Award for Inspirational Leadership (Officer) Lieutenant Kelly T. Fletcher, USNR Assistant Operations Officer USS MILIUS (DDG 69) To a woman officer whose exceptional leadership and performance in her military duties has been accomplished by outstanding contributions that have brought her recognition and reflected credit on women in the naval services. Captain Winifred Quick Collins Award for Inspirational Leadership (Enlisted) Senior Chief Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Amy E. Goin, USN Fighter Squadron THIRTY TWO To an enlisted woman whose exceptional leadership and performance in her military duties has been accomplished by outstanding contributions that have brought her recognition and reflected credit on women in the naval services. General John A. Lejeune Award for Inspirational Leadership (Officer) Lieutenant Colonel Bryan P. McCoy, USMC Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center To a Marine Corps officer who has made an outstanding contribution to the high standards of leadership traditional in the naval service. General Gerald C. Thomas Award for Inspirational Leadership (Enlisted) Master Sergeant Delphine E. Hamilton, USMC VMFT-401, MAG-46, 4th MAW To a Marine Corps enlisted man or woman who, by traditional performance of duty, has demonstrated outstanding leadership and professional competence required by his or her rank. Rear Admiral William S. Parsons Award for Scientific and Technical Progress Dr. Donald A. Birchler Center for Naval Analysis Representative Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing ONE/ Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force FIFTH Fleet/Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force SEVENTH Fleet To a Navy or Marine Corps officer, enlisted person, or civilian who has made an outstanding contribution in any field of science that has furthered the development and progress of the Navy or Marine Corps. Stephen Decatur Award for Operational Competence Commander Charles T. Hollingsworth, USN Current Operations Officer, Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing ONE/Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force FIFTH Fleet/ Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force SEVENTH Fleet To a Navy officer or enlisted person who has made an outstanding personal contribution in the course of actual naval operations that has advanced the readiness and competence of the naval service. General Holland M. Smith Award for Operational Competence Colonel Michael J. Godfrey, USMC III Marine Expeditionary Force, U.S. Marine Forces Pacific To a Marine Corps officer or enlisted person who has made an outstanding personal contribution that had advanced the readiness and competence of the naval service in the course of actual operations. Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement Colonel John G. Miller, USMC (Ret.) To a Navy officer, Marine Corps officer, enlisted person or civilian who has made a notable literary contribution that has advanced the knowledge of the importance of sea power in the United States. Robert M. Thompson Award for Outstanding Civilian Leadership Kenneth D. Bass Naval Intelligence Representative U.S. Naval Forces Central Command To a civilian, government official, retired Navy or Marine Corps officer or retired enlisted person who has made a personal contribution to furthering of the importance of sea power through his or her efforts as a civilian. The Honorable J. William Middendorf II Award for Engineering Excellence Machinist Mate First Class Michael A. Bastys, USN USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) To a Navy petty officer who, by traditional performance of duty, has demonstrated outstanding leadership and the professional competence required while attached to a deployed ship of the operating fleet. Admiral Ben Moreell Award for Logistics Competence (Officer) Lieutenant Colonel Kathleen M. Murney, USMC, Materiel Readiness Branch, G-4, III Marine Expeditionary Force, U.S. Marine Forces Pacific To a Navy or Marine Corps officer who has made an outstanding personal contribution that has advanced the logistics readiness and competence of the naval service. Admiral Ben Moreell Award for Logistics Competence (Enlisted) Master Chief Storekeeper Geopray White, USN U.S. Naval Mobil Construction Battalion FOUR To a Navy or Marine Corps enlisted person who has made an outstanding personal contribution that has advanced the logistics readiness and competence of the naval service. Navy League of the United States and Naval Intelligence Foundation Award Captain L. Thomas Bortmes, USN Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence To a sea service officer who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in providing excellence in operational intelligence support to the fleet. Captain David H. Jarvis Award for Inspirational Leadership Lieutenant Michael Batchelder, USCG U.S. Coast Guard Group To a Coast Guard officer who has made an outstanding contribution to the high standards of leadership traditional in the Coast Guard service. Douglas A. Munro Award for Inspirational Leadership Petty Officer Second Class Stephane Corriveau, USCG U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Team South, Law Enforcement Detachment 405 To a Coast Guard enlisted man or woman who, by traditional performance of duty, has demonstrated outstanding leadership and the professional competence required by his or her rank. Vincent T. Hirsch Maritime Award Rear Admiral Edward J. Fahy, USN Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Transportation Command To an individual in private or public life whose efforts and/or achievements have contributed substantially to an increased public awareness of the vital role of a privately owned American-flag merchant fleet, both to the United States defense establishment and to the nation’s economic well-being. Captain Arthur L. Johnson Award for Inspirational Leadership Captain Robert T. Wiley Master, USNS JOHN ERICSSON (T-AO 194) To a Military Sealift Command civil service licensed officer in the deck or engine departments or staff officer in the supply department who has made significant and innovative contributions to the American maritime defense team. Able Seaman Oscar Chappell Award for Outstanding Maritime Stewardship Boatswain Chester D. Blue, Jr. USNS NIAGARA FALLS (T-AFS 3) To a Military Sealift Command civil service unlicensed crewmember who displays selfless dedication to shipmates. The Nicholas Brango Award for Inspirational Leadership Lieutenant Commander Marshall W. Muros, NSCC Commanding Officer, Naval Special Warfare TEAM TRIDENT, NSCC To a Naval Sea Cadet Corps Officer whose outstanding leadership has made a significant contribution toward attainment of Navy League goals in the training and education of American youth. More than 500 Navy Leaguers from around world attended the Centennial Convention in New York City to celebrate the Navy League’s proud 100-year patriotic legacy of supporting the sea services—the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and US -flag Merchant Marine. The Navy League was launched in 1902, with the enthusiastic support and personal funding of President Theodore Roosevelt. As a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Roosevelt contributed part of his Peace honorarium to build a legacy for sea power. Roosevelt’s great great-grandson, Simon Roosevelt, greeted and congratulated members at the Opening Ceremony, Saturday, June 29, bringing full circle the participation of the Roosevelt family in the Navy League. With the theme “Citizens in Support of the Sea Services,” the Centennial year has been marked by hundreds of events and programs sponsored by the 330 councils in the U.S. and around the world. On June 11, 2002 the House of Representatives introduced a Congressional Concurrent Resolution congratulating the Navy League on its 100th anniversary.
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