2020 VICE ADMIRAL JAMES BOND STOCKDALE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS​​

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SUBJ/2020 VICE ADMIRAL JAMES BOND STOCKDALE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS// 
 
RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces the 2020 recipients of the Vice Admiral 
James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award.  Commander William H. Wiley, 
Commanding Officer of USS JOHN WARNER (SSN 785) (U.S. Fleet Forces) and 
Commander Bradley D. Geary, former Commanding Officer of SEAL VEHICLE 
DELIVERY TEAM ONE (SVDT 1) (U.S. Pacific Fleet) were selected for their 
inspirational leadership. 
 
2.  This fleet award was established in honor of VADM James Bond Stockdale, 
whose distinguished naval career symbolized the highest standards of 
excellence in both personal example and leadership. The award is presented 
annually to two commissioned officers on active duty in the grade of 
commander or below who are serving in command of a single ship, submarine, 
aviation squadron, Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) team, naval special warfare 
squadron, SEAL delivery vehicle team, special boat team, explosive ordnance 
disposal mobile unit, mobile diving and salvage unit or Navy special 
clearance team during the nomination cycle.  Candidates are nominated by 
peers who themselves must be eligible for the award. 
 
3.  The 2020 winners were chosen from among nine outstanding finalists in a 
review process that included screening at the fleet commander level and final 
selection by a board of senior officers. 
 
4.  The following finalists deserve well-earned congratulations: 
    a.  U.S. Pacific Fleet finalists: 
        (1) CDR Christian R. Nesset, Commanding Officer, ELECTRONIC ATTACK 
SQUADRON ONE THREE FOUR (VAQ 134). 
        (2) CDR Patrick J. Sullivan, Commanding Officer, USS MCCAMPBELL  
(DDG 85). 
        (3) CDR Charles C. Litton, Commanding Officer, USS CHICAGO 
(SSN 721). 
    b.  U.S. Fleet Forces finalists: 
        (1) CDR John S. Lucas, former Commanding Officer, USS BULKELEY  
(DDG 84). 
        (2) CDR Craig M. Trent, Commanding Officer, USS PORTER (DDG 78). 
        (3) CDR Judson Mallory, Commanding Officer, USS LASSEN (DDG 82). 
        (4) CDR Jean M. Sullivan, Commanding Officer, USS WHIDBEY ISLAND  
(LSD 41). 
 
5.  CDR William Wiley and CDR Bradley Geary, as well as all nominees, should 
be justifiably proud of their achievements. 
 
6.  Awards will be presented at a ceremony to be determined at a later date. 
 
7.  This NAVADMIN will be kept for record purposes, and will remain in effect 
until canceled or superseded. 
 
8.  Released by Vice Admiral John. B. Nowell, Jr, N1.// 
 
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