USS GERALD R. FORD Leadership Award Winners

“The Eagle,” “The Wolverine,” and “The Bulldog” Leadership Awards recognize the individuals who have demonstrated sustained superior performance and exhibited the most exceptional leadership skills over the award period. Candidates for the awards should exhibit the qualities and character that made Gerald R. Ford a great president and role model. Candidates’ daily lives should reflect high standards of honesty, integrity, fortitude, physical and moral courage, social responsibility and family values. Officers (01-04) who are permanently assigned to GERALD R. FORD are eligible for the “The Eagle” award. Chief and Senior Chief Petty Officers (E7-E8) who are permanently assigned to GERALD R. FORD are eligible for “The Wolverine” award. Petty Officers (E4-E6) who are permanently assigned to GERALD R. FORD are eligible for “The Bulldog” award. The awards are given annually, on or about July 14, the birthday of the late President Gerald R. Ford.

 

USS NIMITZ Leadership Award Winners

Awards are presented on the USS NIMITZ to recognize individuals who have demonstrated sustained superior performance and exhibited the most exceptional leadership skills. The CINCPAC Award is presented to an outstanding officer, the 5-Star Award is presented to an outstanding chief petty officer, the Pacific Thunder Award is presented to an outstanding petty officer, and the Senior Sailor of the Year is presented to the number one sailor on the ship for the calendar year. Also presented is the Junior Sailor of the Year, which is presented to the number one junior sailor on the ship for the calendar year, and the Blue Jacket of the Year Award, which is presented to an outstanding airman, seaman, or fireman. The awards are presented annually, on or about February 24, which is the birthday of the late Chester Nimitz.

 

USS HARRY S. TRUMAN Leadership Award Winners

Three “Buck Stops Here” Awards are presented annually to USS TRUMAN crew members. The awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated sustained superior performance and exhibited the most exceptional leadership skills. The Outstanding Blue Jacket Award is presented to an outstanding airman, seaman, or fireman. The Petty Officer Award is presented to an outstanding petty officer, and the Chief Award is presented to an outstanding chief.

 

USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN Leadership Award Winners

Three awards are presented on the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN. These awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated sustained superior performance and exhibited the most exceptional leadership skills. The Statesman Leadership Award is presented to an outstanding officer, the Abraham Lincoln Union Leadership Award is presented to an outstanding chief petty officer, and the Abraham Lincoln Liberty Leadership Award is presented to an outstanding petty officer. The awards are presented annually, on or about February 12, which is the birthday of the late Abraham Lincoln.

 

USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER Leadership Award Winners

Awards are presented on the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER to recognize individuals who have demonstrated sustained superior performance and exhibited exceptional leadership skills. The awards are presented to individuals who most exemplify the exceptional vision, integrity, courage, commitment to duty and hard work that marked the career of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Five Star Award is presented to an outstanding Officer. The Waging Peace Award is presented to an outstanding Chief/Senior Chief/Master Chief Petty Officer. The awards are presented annually, on or about October 14, the birthday of the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

 

USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH Leadership Award Winners

Awards are presented on the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH to recognize individuals who have demonstrated sustained superior performance and exhibited the most exceptional leadership skills. The George H.W. Bush Award is presented to an outstanding officer. The Charles G. Zwierzynski Award is presented to an outstanding chief petty officer. The award is presented annually, on or about June 12, which is the birthday of President Bush ’41.

 

USS JOHN C. STENNIS Leadership Award Winners

The Straight Furrow, Look Ahead and Constitution awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated sustained superior performance and exhibited the most exceptional leadership skills. The Straight Furrow award is named after a quote by ship namesake, United States Senator John C. Stennis, who said, “I want to plow a straight furrow right down to the end of my row.” The quote is a reference to Mississippi farmers who had to work hard and keep looking forward in order to plow a straight line in the fields. It recognizes an enlisted person or officer who best demonstrates the values and principles of honor, courage, commitment, foresight, and integrity. The Look Ahead award is awarded to an outstanding petty officer and is derived from a motto Senator John C. Stennis used to remind himself of the importance of focusing on the future. The Constitution award is presented to an outstanding sailor. Senator Stennis was a great admirer of the United States Constitution, having memorized the entire document while a law school student at the University of Virginia. Throughout his distinguished career as a judge and U.S. Senator, he celebrated the Constitution and the inspiration and determination of the leaders who created it.

 

USS CARL VINSON Leadership Award Winners

“The Admiral” and “Swamp Fox” Leadership Awards recognize the individuals who have demonstrated sustained superior performance and exhibited the most exceptional leadership skills over the award period. The awards are presented annually, on or about November 18, the birthday of the late United States Representative Carl Vinson of Georgia. The Swamp Fox Award — By his colleagues in the House, Representative Carl Vinson was known as the “Swamp Fox” due to his masterful grasp of parliamentary procedure and virtual unerring strategy in getting important legislation through Congress (Recipients are Chief Petty Officers). The Admiral Award — Representative Carl Vinson was known by the military establishment as “the Admiral” because of his early affection for the United States Navy (Recipients are officers).