USA: Chief of Naval Operations Recognizes Environmental Excellence Across Fleet


Twenty-seven Navy ships, installations and individuals were recognized for their exceptional environmental stewardship by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)during the CNO Environmental Awards ceremony, June 7.

Adm. Gary Roughead recognized the winners for their achievements regarding environmental protection on shore and at sea – including environmental restoration, waste management, energy efficiency, environmental planning, natural resources conservation, and cultural resources management.

“Our environmental award winners have demonstrated, once again, that the Navy remains committed to leading change,” Roughead said. “And will always seek to expand the circle of people taking action in the interests of our environment, our navy, and our nation.”

CNO observed that the awardees were leading the way to implement Navy-wide culture change.

“What strikes me as I reflect on the advances we have made in environmental stewardship over the course of my tenure as CNO is that we are beginning to turn away from a culture of consumption and are now picking up speed towards one of conservation, supported by our crucial, concurrent work in energy and climate change, he said.”

The winners, listed alphabetically within each category, are provided below:

Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation Award:
– Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.
– Naval Base Coronado, Calif.
– Naval Base Ventura County, Calif.

Cultural Resources Management, Installation Award:
– Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev.
– Naval Base Guam

Environmental Quality, Industrial Installation Award:
– Fleet Readiness Center East, Cherry Point, N.C.
– Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.
– Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., including Detachments Corona and Fallbrook

Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation Award:
– Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan
– Navy Region Center, Singapore
– U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain

Environmental Quality, Small Ship Award:
– USS Momsen (DDG 92)
– USS Sterett (DDG 104)
– USS Thach (FFG 43)

Sustainability, Individual or Team Award:
– Environmental Sustainability Team, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
– Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla.
– PMA-231 Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health Team, Naval Air Systems Command, Md.

Sustainability, Non-Industrial Installation Award:
– Naval Base San Diego, Calif.
– Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill.
– Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Environmental Restoration, Installation Award:
– Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, Calif.
– Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va.
– Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Support Activity Norfolk, Va.

Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, Small Program, Individual or Team Award:
– Battle Force Tactical Trainer In-Service Engineering Agent Design Team, Naval Sea Systems Command Combat Direction Systems, Dam Neck, Va.

Environmental Planning Team Award:
– East Coast Range Complex Environmental Planning Team, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
– Southern California Range Complex Environmental Planning Team, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
– Undersea Warfare Training Range Environmental Planning Team, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command

Rear Adm. Philip Cullom, director, Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division, praised the award winners.

“Through such efforts, you have protected dozens of threatened and endangered species, managed and restored historic buildings, served as good stewards of air, land, and water resources, and reduced our carbon footprint. Ultimately, you are helping to make things better on ‘Planet A’ so that we can provide for future generations. After all, there is no Planet B.”
Source: navy, June 9 2011;