Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic announced Apr. 6 that the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) was selected as the winner of the 2020 Aircraft Carrier Battle Effectiveness Award for the East Coast.
The Battle “E” is awarded annually to Navy units that demonstrate superior performance and command readiness throughout a year-long evaluation.
“I’m extremely proud that Truman’s crew has earned this prestigious award for the 10th time in the ship’s history, but not at all surprised,” said Capt. Kavon Hakimzadeh, Truman’s commanding officer. “They did it the Truman way¾with an unbeatable determination to do the job right.”
Truman was awarded the Battle “E” for displaying a maximum condition of readiness and efficiency to perform wartime responsibilities during the Calendar Year 2020 cycle. The ship received excellence awards in all 15 individual categories by department.
Awards by department are Air Department Yellow “E”; Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Black “E”; Combat Systems Green “CS”; Damage Control Red “DC”; Deck Department White Crossed Anchors with Black “D”; EPEC Award; Health Services Blue “M”; Navigation White Ship’s Wheel; Operations and Intelligence Green “E”; Reactor Red “E”; Safety Green “S”; Security Black “S”; Supply Blue “E”; Weapons Black “W”; and the Carrier Maintenance Purple “E”.
In addition to the Battle “E,” Truman’s crew also recently earned the 2020 “Golden Anchor” Retention Excellence Award for the sixth consecutive year, and the Admiral Flatley Memorial Award for aviation safety. Furthermore, Lt. Timothy Moss, Truman’s Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department IM-3 division officer, was awarded the 2020 Captain Charles J. “Chuck” Nechvatal Award for Aviation Ground Maintenance Officer of the Year.
Truman is currently in Norfolk Naval Shipyard for its Extended Carrier Incremental Availability (ECIA) period. For more news from Truman, visit www.navy.mil or www.facebook.com/CVN75.