This week USS San Diego (LPD 22) was selected as the winner of the 2013 Vice Adm. Bulkeley award for promoting afloat safety culture. The Bulkeley award recognizes a command for outstanding contributions in safety awareness through lessons learned in the areas of reporting, safety media publications, hazards and near mishaps.
The award is named for WWII Medal of Honor recipient, Vice Adm. John Bulkeley. Bulkeley also served as the head of the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) from 1967 to 1988. INSURV is responsible for inspecting ships prior to their deployments to help prevent mishaps, and is known to be a rigorous and thorough inspection.