Mr. Daniel Spagone, Sr.
Frank C. Jones Award - Intermediate/Depot Maintenance & Alterations
Mr. Daniel Spagone, Sr.
Awarded for his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following
As the Navy’s Intermediate Level Maintenance Director since 2010, Daniel Spagone, Sr. has leveraged his vast experience in Navy maintenance as a multiple time Chief Engineer and Repair Officer to align Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center’s Intermediate Level Maintenance effort with the Navy’s transition to Warfighting Readiness preparedness.
Over the past decade, Mr. Spagone has constructed a truly global intermediate maintenance framework across the U.S. Navy's Regional Maintenance Centers. This expansive initiative spans seven locations across four continents, effectively addressing maintenance needs across six fleets in response to critical deficiencies identified in the 2010 Fleet Review Panel (Balisle Report). Undertaking this task necessitated the revitalization of intermediate maintenance activities that had been dormant since the early 2000s, while seamlessly integrating intermediate organizations into the Regional Maintenance Center structure.
In his resolute efforts to rebuild the Navy's intermediate level maintenance prowess, Mr. Spagone has meticulously established the foundational elements required for a world-class enterprise. He has instituted comprehensive work centers encompassing Hull, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronic trades, complemented by a necessary training regimen through the Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS).
Mr. Spagone's unwavering commitment to cultivating Sailors has been evident in his substantial expansion of the NAMTS program to historic proportions. This expansion consistently produces over 1,000 Journeyman Level Maintenance Warriors annually, enriching the Regional Maintenance Centers' capabilities and, upon redeployment, enhancing fleet self-sufficiency and warfighting preparedness.
Collaborating with NAVSEA 04, Mr. Spagone has played a pivotal role in reconstituting the Intermediate Level Industrial Plant Equipment (IPE) program. His initiatives to introduce novel technology, products, and procedures have yielded remarkable advancements in corrosion control, advanced manufacturing, and waterfront readiness. By overseeing the acquisition, installation, and implementation of state-of-the-art Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining and fabrication equipment, along with industrial-scale Metal additive manufacturing, he has bolstered operational readiness.
Additionally, Mr. Spagone has been a longstanding active member of the ASNE Tidewater section, participating in a multitude of panels, conferences, and symposia.
Mr. Spagone’s immense contributions to intermediate maintenance and fleet material readiness over the past decade have built on a superb record of service in ship maintenance and modernization, spanning more than thirty years. Daniel Spagone has dedicated his entire professional career to developing Sailors to better maintain and sustain the fleet.
For his leadership in intermediate maintenance and lifetime of service to our nation, the American Society of Naval Engineers is honored to recognize Mr. Daniel Spagone, Sr. as the recipient of the 2022 Rear Admiral Frank C. Jones award.